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  • Simulating X-ray telescopes with McXtrace: a case study of ATHENA's optics
  • Della Monica Ferreira, D., Knudsen, E.B., Westergaard, N.J., Christensen, F.E., Massahi, S., et al., -
  • Point spread function computation in normal incidence for rough optical surfaces
  • Tayabaly, K., Spiga, D., Sironi, G., Canestrari, R., Lavagna, M., et al., -
  • Making the observational parsimonious richness a working mass proxy
  • Andreon, S. -
  • Thermal effects on PLATO point spread function
  • Gullieuszik, M., Magrin, D., Ragazzoni, R., Greggio, D., Bergomi, M., et al., -
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INAF-Astronomical Observatory of Brera



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Visits and information

 Visiting OAB
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Sold out until December 2016. Next calendar in September for January-July 2017.
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Competitions & thesis

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Jobs: 1 position [dead-line: 07/15/16

AstroFIt2 2016: The National Institute for Astrophysics is pleased to announce the "second call for proposals of the AstroFIt2 Programme", in co-funding with the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Programme, under the Marie Sklodowka-Curie COFUND action. Dead-line: 5 July, 2016 - For more info or visit the web site Download the English version of The Call

OAB for school

 School site
2015-16: asap the new program for Milano
Milano for Schools: Tel. - email
Download 2015-16 program for Merate
Merate for Schools: Tel. - email

Astro curiosity

Gabriele Ghisellini tells us about Moon landing and the conspiracy theories about it ...

(go to the web page)


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  • June, 27 2016
    I Cieli di Brera - conferences in Milano

September, 21 2016 - 6 p.m. Earth and esoplanets weather - Speaker: Gianluca Lentini - Poliedra - Politecnico di Milano. All information on I Cieli di Brera 2016

  • June, 27 2016
    Astrokids 2016 - Milano

September, 18 2016 - 11:30 a.m. - conference: "Giove wait for us!" - 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

  • June, 27 2016
    Jupiter Awaits Arrival of Giuno - ESO Photo Release

Spectacular VLT images of Jupiter presented just days before the arrival of the Juno spacecraft ... Read all the story on ESO 1623

  • June, 17 2016
    Successful First Observations of Galactic Centre with GRAVITY - ESO press release

Black hole probe now working with the four VLT Unit Telescopes ... Read all the story on ESO 1622

  • June, 21 2016
    Spresso Project - The Front End in Ginevra!

The Espresso Front End after final tests was sent to Ginevra. Thanks to gOlem group and to all the off stage OAB staff. Read on Espresso Project

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

Next conference September 18, 2016 - 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 - 2015-16 - Astronomy courses

2015-16 Astronomical courses closed. On-line audio and presentations: basic and higher astronomy courses.

  • 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.

  • Visiting our Observatory

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)