6-8 June 2017
Convitto Della Calza - Florence
Europe/Rome timezone

The 31st general assembly of the TANGO community took place from the 6th of June 2017 2 PM to, 8th of June 2017 5:00 PM at Firenze (Italy) organized by the  Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory, a member of INAF (National Institute for AstroPhysics).


Located in the heart of the city, unique among Florence hotels for its combination of a 16th-century cloister and halls frescoed with masterpieces such as Francibigio's Last Supper, with very modern meeting rooms and hospitality in a charming location.


  • Social dinner is organized at the "La Casalinga" restaurant. 
  • Visit at the Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory is organized at the end of the workshop 14:30 - 16:00.

Starts 6 Jun 2017 08:00
Ends 8 Jun 2017 18:00
Convitto Della Calza - Florence
Piazza Della Calza, 6 50125, Firenze - Italia http://www.calza.it/en

Astrophysical Observatory of Arcetri

The Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory is a public center for scientific research which is part of the National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF). At present, about a hundred people work at the Observatory, among them are astronomers, technical - administrative staff and students coming from all around the world.

Research activities are developed in cooperation with the Department of Astronomy of the University of Florence and range from the studies on our Sun and the Solar System to the star clusters of our galaxy; from the areas of new star formations and planetary systems to the final phases of stellar evolution which produce pulsars and black holes; from nearby galaxies to the limits of the observable universe.

At the Observatory, there are active experimental groups which develop technologies for the realization of the largest optical and infrared telescopes and of advanced optical instrumentation for visible wavelengths, infrared and radio. These activities seek to answer the basic questions of modern astronomy: How stars, planetary systems that accompany them, and galaxies are born and live? How did the universe and the structures that populate it originate? How has life evolved in the universe and is it a common or rare event? What is dark matter that permeates space within and between galaxies?

Moreover an active group of researchers are strongly involved in the development of the most challanging radiotelescope of the 2020 era, the Square Kilometer Array, in the scope of the central signal processor.

Social Dinner

The social dinner took place on Wednesday the 7th June at La Casalinga

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