The Asiago Astrophysical Observatory (Osservatorio Astrofisico di Asiago, or Asiago Observatoryfor short) is an Italian astronomical observatory (IAU code 043) owned and operated by the University of Padua. Founded in 1942, it is located on the plateau of Asiago, 90 kilometers northwest of Padua, near the town of Asiago. Its main instrument is the 1.22-meter Galilei telescope, currently used only for spectrometric observations.
The observatory saw the construction of a 1:1 scale model of the European Extremely Large Telescope’s primary mirror.
The visit to the observatory will be guided by the Prof. Bastieri and the Prof. Siviero who will provide an explanation of the history of this structure while showing the night sky.
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