Entries by Maria Rosa Panzera

INAF and Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria (UTFSM) of Valparaiso for the development of the control software of ASTRI in ACS

  On October 25th, 2022, in Valparaiso (Chile), the kick-off meeting of the new agreement between INAF and the Federico Santa Maria Technical University (UTSFM) has taken place. The agreement is related to the production of the ASTRI Mini-Array control software. Massimo Turatto, INAF researcher and now Italian scientific attaché in Chile, and various Chilean […]

A new eye for ASTRI-HORN

On 25th November 2021, the new camera was installed on the ASTRI-Horn prototype telescope at the Serra la Nave Observatory. The deep refurbishment of the instrument and the new aluminization of the mirror put the telescope back into focus. It will be used also to test the new ASTRI Mini-Array cameras and, possibily, also those […]

One photon, two photons …

A new observational technique to identify the finest details of celestial sources: after long nights of experiments, stellar intensity interferometry has given its first results. With a base between the two telescopes on the Asiago plateau of almost 4 kilometers, Luca Zampieri and collaborators target the brightest stars with instruments capable of counting single optical […]

Marco Tavani is the new Inaf President.

October, 12 2020 – After the sudden and very sad departure away of Nichi d’Amico on 16 September, the Italian Government appointed Marco Tavani as the new Inaf President. Marco spent his career as scientist in the field of relativistic astrophysics (obtaining many outstanding results), and is the PI of the AGILE mission. To Marco, […]

A great loss for Astronomy

September, 15 2020 – Dear all, Nichi d’Amico, President of the National Institute of Astrophysics, passed away. We mourn the loss for Astronomy of a researcher of great value and rigor, and for Italy in particular of a competent, tenacious and honest person. The ASTRI community owes him his continuous support. “Nichi was a President forthcoming […]

ASTRI & Coronavirus

March 2020 – Dear all, In these diffcult times, laden with uncertainties, we can find a new meaning to solidarity and togetherness, a better consciouness of our scientific and professional abilities. At all levels, culture and research bring us closer. In a very short time span schools and universities have learned how to cope with […]

ASTRI: a new pathfinder of the arrays of Cherenkov telescopes“

On June 12nd 2019, in La Laguna (Tenerife, Spain) Prof. Nichi D’Amico, President of the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF), and Prof. Rafael Rebolo Lopez, Director of the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canaries, signed a Record of Understanding to enter a detailed negotiation on a technical and programmatic basis aimed to install and operate […]

Silicon eyes for the ASTRI Telescopes

June, 5 2019 – INAF-Hamamatsu meeting in Bologna after the tender assignment for SiPM detectors realization for ASTRI. Click here for Media Inaf news:  “Occhi di silicio per i telescopi Astri“ Click here for YouTube interviews: “Sensori allo stato solido per i telescopi Astri: li realizzerà Hamamatsu Photonics“ Caption image: the handshake between Inaf President […]

A plate dedicated to Guido Horn d’Arturo, father of segmented mirrors

November, 10 2018 – INAF dedicated the ASTRI telescope to the astronomer Guido Horn d’Arturo with a ceremony and application of a plate. Horn is the creator of segmented mirrors. By chance or maybe not, Horn worked at the Catania  Astrophysical Observatory when the Institute was based in the premises of the current Benedictine Monastery exhibition area. Image […]