Where: 2 turns every first friday of every month, except holidays and August
Time: 10:00 - 15:00.
Free admission. Only by booking at visits Switch board (monday - friday; 09:00 a.m. - 04:00 p.m.).
Only by booking
Where: 2/3 evenings every month except on holydays and August.
Starting time: it depends on the season.
Price: full 5 €; reduced 3 € (schools, children under 10 and adults over 65).
Bad weather sky observation will be replaced by a lecture.
Warning: the domes of the telescopes are not heated: please, choose carefully your clothing, especially during autumn and winter!
Only by booking at visits switch board (monday - friday; 09:00 a.m. - 04:00 p.m.).
cycles of lectures and guided visits only by booking.
For information and booking, please contact the responsible, Monica Sperandio from 9:00 to 13:00 from monday to friday.
For more information, please look up our website devoted to school!
The Zeiss telescope
(1926; diameter = 100 cm)
It was given by Germany to Italy as part of “compensation for war damages” and, at that time, it was the second largest telescope in Europe. It can be seen during daytime and evening visits.
The Ruths telescope
(1968; diameter = 134 cm)
It was entirely made in Italy and it was the first specimen in the world in which the aluminium was used to made the primary mirror. This is the telescope that is usually used to watch the sky during the evening visits. It can be seen during daytime and evening visits.
The domes and the other buildings of the site are surrounded by a great variety of trees and bushes among which a 200 years old cedar of libanon that was damaged by a tornado in 1999, cantenarian camellias, pines, firs, laurels, horse-chestnuts and other more. It can be seen during daytime visits.
Visits for ancient astronomical instruments, the "fiore dome" and "Schiaparelli’ dome".
Only by booking - At least six persons.
Go to booking web page.
17 May 2013; 16:30-18:30
Booking from the monday before visit.
edit by Ist. of General applied Physical Science - history of Physical Science University of Milano..
When: Free admission from 9:00 to 16:00 from monday to friday; closed on holydays.
More information to the link Ist. of General applied Physical Science - history of Physical Science.