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October, 12 2020 – Marco Tavani is the new Inaf President.

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, who is member of the ASTRI collaboration, go our congratulations and wishes for his work.

Go to the dedicated INAF web page: Marco Tavani is the new Inaf President

Nichi d'Amico, on the left, with Rafael Rebolo of IAC for the ASTRI Mini-Array construction in Tenerife.

Nichi d’Amico, on the left, with Rafael Rebolo of IAC for the ASTRI Mini-Array construction in Tenerife.

September, 15 2020 – A great loss for Astronomy

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 to every person. This is why so many had learned to love him.”

Comments in grief Giovanni Pareschi, ASTRI PI.

We gather around our President’s family aware of the void he left, to continue our projects with the help of his memory.

#iorestoacasa - CoronavirusMarch, 2020 – ASTRI & Coronavirus

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 the new situation, and online lesson are given thanks to dedition of both teachers and pupils, everyone from her/his own house. In INAF, we keep working on the usual projects, adapting to the new situation.
Job as usual also for ASTRI, in which many people are involved, from INAF institutes to Universities and other structurs from Lombardy to Sicily: through teleconferences, single people working at home, exchange of messages and so on.
The image you can see on the right was prepared together with Anna Wolter, Giuseppe Fiasconaro e Federico Di Giacomo to demostrate what we feel now also within the ASTRI project. You can share the image through your social contacts, or any other means.
Following our President Conte messages, let’s keep a physical distance today, so that, when the difficulties are overcome, we will be together in an ASTRI reunion and then with the mini-array.
So long,
Giovanni Pareschi – [Trad. A. Wolter]

June, 12 2019

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 the ASTRI Mini-Array at the Observatorio del Teide

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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

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

June, 5 2019

INAF-Hamamatsu meeting in Bologna after the tender assignment for SiPM detectors realization for ASTRI.

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The handshake between Inaf President Nichi D’Amico (left) and Koei Yamamoto, Senior Managing Director of Hamamatsu Photonics KK . Credits: A. Di Luca

The handshake between Inaf President Nichi D’Amico (left) and Koei Yamamoto, Senior Managing Director of Hamamatsu Photonics KK . Credits: A. Di Luca

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.

La targa dedicata a Horn padre degli specchi a tasselli. La cerimonia ha avuto luogo il 10 novembre 2018 a Serra La Nave.

The plate dedicated to Horn, father of segmented mirrors in astrophysical research. Ceremony at Serra La Nave (catania).

We report the article on the result of the ASTRI camera obtained with the method of the variance. Congratulations again to all the colleagues who have worked to achieve this important result.
Go to the news o click the image on the right.

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