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  • Characterization Universal Profilometer (CUP): carriages systematic error removal
  • M.M.Civitani, M.Ghigo -
  • Characterization Universal Profilometer (CUP): NewPort carriage characterization
  • M.M.Civitani, M.Ghigo -
  • Prototype realization of WFXT shell in glass: Shell#4 grinding and polishing @LT-Ultra
  • M.M.Civitani, O.Citterio -
  • Development of mirrors made of chemically tempered glass foils for future X-ray telescopes
  • Salmaso, B., Brizzolari, C., Basso, S., Civitani, M., Ghigo, M., et al., -
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  • December, 15 2014
    Our best wishes

Merry Christmas
and Happy new year for 2015!

  • December, 15 2014
    An article on "Il Sole 24 ore Junior"

The Italian excellence to investigate the universe Italian astronomers on the top in this field!    immagine icona documento pdf

  • December, 03 2014
    Astronomy courses

Basic course: December 17, 2014 - Lessons in January: 14/01 for basic course - 21/01 for advanced course. The most powerful explosions in the universe - Audio On-line for past lessons - All info Universo in fiore

  • december, 1 2014
    Italian astronomical olympic games - 2015

Pre-selection phase closed. More than 600 registrations for 2015 edition! All info: official site

2014 Events

  • Italian astronomical olympic games

2015 Edition - Dead-line for pre-selection November, 12 2014. 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
  • 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)