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Astro curiosity

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  • February, 26 2015
    FAMELAB - Luca Perri performance!

See Luca performance on youtube. All info FAMELAB.

  • February, 26 2015
    Night sky and music - Conference with concert

February 27 - 21:00 - Abramo Raule (violin)_ - Monica Sperandio (speaker). 2015 - International Year of Light . An itinerary among music and scientific discovery for William Herschel (1738-1822). Download all info in pdf format. Download the flyer in pdf format    immagine icona documento pdf

  • February, 26 2015
    An intermediate-mass black hole

An intriguing object has been found in one of the spiral arms of the galaxy NGC 2276. It appears to be an intermediate-mass black hole. Comment by Anna Wolter. Read on MediaInaf

  • February, 23 2015
    Astrokids - Third conference in Milano

March 22, 2015: Third conference: "What about solar eclipse" - 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

  • February, 16 2015
    Astronomy courses

Lessons in January: 01/04 and 06/05 for advanced course - 25/02 and 11/03 for basic course. The most powerful explosions in the universe - Audio On-line for past lessons - All info Universo in fiore

2015 Events

  • L’universo in fiore - 2014-15 - Astronomy courses
  • I Cieli di Brera 2015 - Conferences series in Milano

The conferences series are organized by Observatory in collaboration with Institute of Science and Literature of Milano.

  • 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

  • The Observatory and EXPO 2015

All events for EXPO 2015. All info on Eventi EXPO 2015.

  • 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.

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)