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First network to monitor meteoroid and atmosphere

Scientific and Technological projects

  • icona progetto ASTRI-CTA

    Astrofisica con Specchi a Tecnologia Replicante Italiana
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  • Athena
    The Astrophysics of the Hot and Energetic Universe
  • CTA
    An observatory for ground-based gamma-ray astronomy
  • icona progetto Darklight

    Illuminating Dark Energy with the Next Generation of Cosmological Redshift Surveys

  • Espresso
    Searching for other Worlds
  • Euclid
    Mapping the geometry of the dark Universe
  • icona progetto Hires@elt

    ELT High Resolution Spectrograph
    Biosignatures in Exo-Earths - First Light Stars - Fundamental Physics

    Gamma-ray astronomy at low energies with high sensitivity
    Multi-conjugate Adaptive Optics RelaY for E-ELT
  • Paolo
    Polarimeter Add-On for the LRS Optics
    A Spectro-Polarimeter for Dolores (LRS) at the INAF-TNG
  • Rem
    A 60 cm diameter telescope located in the La Silla
  • SOXS @ NTT
    Son Of X-Shooter - Built by an international consortium
  • Spaceinn
    Exploitation of Space Data for Innovative Helio- and Asteroseismology
  • Swift
    A NASA medium explorer satellite for GRB science
  • Vipers
    VIMOS Public Extragalactic Redshift Survey
  • Weave
    The next-generation wide-field survey facility for the William Herschel Telescope (WHT)

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INAF-Astronomical Observatory of Brera



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OAB for school

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Astro curiosity

Take a rifle and then try to shoot at a 1 cm^2 target... but at a distance of 2000 km... Not easy, is it? And, on top of that, the target is moving very fast ... by Gabriele Ghisellini

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OAB archive and library will be reorganized during next months. For any information please contact Agnese Mandrino

Download the programin pdf format with all our events in February - Stay with us!    immagine icona documento pdf

A web page in memory of Riccardo Giacconi on EDU INAF - by Laura Barbalini, Anna Wolter and Luigi Stella.
Read all story on Milano and Riccardo Giacconi

BASIC COURSE: February, 19 - by Sabrina De Grandi - "In galaxy kingdom" - ADVANCED COURSE - February, 27 - by Giancarlo Ghirlanda - Light Talk - "Three discoveries in one fell swoop: all lights for gravitational weaves" - All info "Universo in fiore"    immagine icona documento pdf

The dazzling region of newly-forming stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) was captured by the Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer instrument (MUSE) on ESO’s Very Large Telescope ...
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Italian astronomical olympics are organized and supported by Italian Astronomical Society and National Institute of Astrophysics, in cooperation with Ministero dell’Istruzione, dell’Università e della Ricerca. Go to official site

Research for everybody

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Riccardo Giacconi. Memories. On EDU INAF

by Laura Barbalini, Anna Wolter and Luigi Stella
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  • The history of the Observatory through its instruments
  • A web site telling the history of the Observatory through its instruments ... (go to the italian web site)

  • Gamma Ray Bursts
  • Gamma-ray bursts were first observed in the late 1960s by the U.S. Vela satellites, which were built to detect gamma radiation pulses emitted by nuclear weapons tested in space ... (go to the italian web site)