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  • January, 26 2015
    Astrokids - Second conference in Milano

February 22, 2015: second conference: "Light from stars" - time 11:30 a.m. c/o the bookshop Feltrinelli - address: Piazza Piemonte 2/4 - Milano. All info: Astrokids: travelling in the universe. Download the flyer in pdf format    immagine icona documento pdf

  • January, 26 2015
    Astronomy courses

Lessons in January: 28/01 for basic course - 04/02 for advanced course. The most powerful explosions in the universe - Audio On-line for past lessons - All info Universo in fiore

  • January, 20 2015
    Ginapiero Tagliaferri our new Director on Merateonline!

Interview to our Director on merateonline. Read on:merateonline

  • January, 15 2015
    Giannini minister visiting Brera

January 14, 2015: Stefania Giannini, education minister during her visit to Brera, Observatory Milano site. Our Director, Gianpiero Tagliaferri, played along with minister. Go to MediaInaf video.

  • January, 15 2015
    Under the same sky? - Holocaust Memorial Day 2015

January 26, 2015 - 03:30 p.m. - The Race Laws and the Italian astronomers: Bologna - Aula della Specola via Zamboni 33 - Third floor. 27 January 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. Download the flyer in pdf format    immagine icona documento pdf

2015 Events

  • Italian astronomical olympic games

2015 Edition - Road test February, 16 2015. 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 - go to our web page.

  • L’universo in fiore - 2014-15 - Astronomy courses
  • Astrokids 2015: Travelling the universe
Seven meetings for children (4-12 y) to discover the universe

by Stefano Sandrelli. In collaboration with: Paola Battaglia, Filippo Bonaventura, Mariachiara Rossetti, Laura Querci, Bianca Salmaso, Alessandra Zaino. OAB with Univ. Studi di Milano. The meetings will be at la Feltrinelli - Piazza Piemonte, 2 a Milano. All info Astrokids 2015. Download the flayer in pdf format (137 Kb)    immagine icona documento pdf

Research for everybody

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)