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via E. Bianchi 46, 23807 Merate, Lc
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Astro curiosity


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  • September, 26 2016
    The gold maker couple - from MediaInaf

A very interesting new study on Nature Communication about compact objects fusion. Among authors our Stefano Covino and Paolo D’Avanzo. Read all the story on The gold maker couple

  • September, 26 2016
    ALMA Explores the Hubble Ultra Deep Field - ESO Science Release

Deepest ever millimetre observations of early Universe ... Read all the story on ESO 1633

  • September, 30 - October, 01 2016
    Meet me Tonight 2016

September, 30 - October 01 2016 - The Milano edition for European Researchers’ Night - All info: MEET me TONIGHT.

  • September, 22 2016
    Astronomy courses 2016-17 - Milano - Universo in fiore

October 5, 2016 - One hour as astronomer: what about astronomical images? By Ginevra Trinchieri. All info "Universo in fiore". Download the flyer in pdf format    immagine icona documento pdf

  • September, 22 2016
    Astrokids 2016 - Milano

September, 18 2016 - 11:30 a.m. - conference: "Everybody on bennu!" - c/o the bookshop Feltrinelli - address: Piazza Piemonte 2/4 - Milano. All info: Astrokids 2016. Download the flyer in pdf format    immagine icona documento pdf

2016 Events

  • I Cieli di Brera 2016 - Conferences in Milano
8th edition for "I cieli di Brera" - public conferences

The conferences series are organized by Observatory in collaboration with Institute of Science and Literature of Milano. Download the flyer in pdf format    immagine icona documento pdf

  • Astrokids 2016: Travelling the universe
Fifth meetings for children (5-12 y) to discover the universe

Coordinated by Stefano Sandrelli. The meetings will be at la Feltrinelli - Piazza Piemonte, 2/4 - Milano. All info Astrokids 2016. Download the flayer in pdf format (197 Kb)    immagine icona documento pdf

  • L’universo in fiore - 2016-17 - Astronomy courses

2016-17 Astronomical courses. On-line dates, topics and speakers: basic and higher astronomy courses.

  • Visiting our Observatory
  • Italian astronomical olympic games

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.

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)