Harvard Club of Italy in the Universe
Visit to INAF and the Astronomic Observatory in Rome
Our Club has just been given special access to one of the most extraordinary and uncommon places in Rome
First-in-line, after the recent works of restructuring, INAF - the National Institute of Astrophysics and the Astronomic Observatory of Rome open their doors to Harvard Alumni.
Through the visit, we will hear about the Universe and how it was formed, observing and listening to the cosmic background radiation, emitted 13.7 billion years ago. We will learn about galaxies, stars and black holes, initially looking at them with the eyes of Galileo and Copernicus, at the recently renovated Astronomic Museum. We will then discover that Italy owns and maintains top binocular and radio telescopes around the world (Sardinia, Canaries, Arizona and Chilean Andes), while climbing - right at sunset time (!) - the Solar Tower, the very highest peak in Roma and the most uncommon 360-degrees viewing point of the City.
We are grateful for being given access to such an amazing place. Indeed, it is a very special opportunity.
When: September 24, 2015 – from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
What: Harvard in the Universe - INAF and Astronomic Observatory
Where: Rome, INAF hq, Viale del Parco Mellini no 84
Event is free for Members, Alumni and Friends of the Club. However, registration is due for being granted access.
Further reference: http://www.inaf.it/en