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Name site J with Rosetta!

October 16th, 2014 | Posted by admin in All news | didattica e divulgazione | IAPS - (Comments Off)

Today, on the 16th of October ESA launches its Landing Site Naming Competition, organized in Italy by ASI and INAF, a contest to find a name for the landing site of the lander Philae of the Rosetta mission on comet 67P/C-G. Until the 22nd of October at 23.59, it is possibile to suggest your prefered name to win a trip to ESOC to watch the landing on the 12th of November!
To kow more and to vote your name, follow this link

Angioletta’s crater on Vesta

October 18th, 2014 | Posted by admin in All news | IAPS | scienza@IAPS - (Comments Off)

The name “Angioletta” was recently given to the crater in the image on the left on asteroid Vesta, to honour Angioletta Coradini, Director of IFSI and PI of many instruments flying in the solar system. The name was approved during last Dawn Team Meeting, the NASA mission that hosts Angioletta’s VIR instrument.

Athena X-IFU Meeting

October 17th, 2014 | Posted by admin in All news | IAPS | scienza@IAPS - (Comments Off)

From the 28th to the 30th of October in ARTOV, the “Athena X-IFU Consortium Meeting #2″ will take place.
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Researchers Night 2014

October 10th, 2014 | Posted by admin in All news | didattica e divulgazione | IAPS - (Comments Off)

The European Researchers’ Night took place on the 26th of September. The project is funded by the European Commission’s Research and Innovation Framework Programme H2020 and coordinated in Rome by FrascatiScienza. IAPS participated to two events that took place at ARTOV, Area di ricerca di Tor Vergata and at Agenzia Spaziale Italiana. Both events have seen a very large number of visitors, with 500 visitors at ARTOV and more than 1100 at ASI, opened to the public for the first time. For more details and for a video reportage of the event at ASI, visit this page.

Astronomy Olympiads 2015

October 2nd, 2014 | Posted by admin in didattica e divulgazione | IAPS - (Comments Off)
The announcement of the 2015 edition of the Astronomy Italian Olympiads is online! If you were born between 1998 and 2001 and love astronomy, downoad the rules at and participate sending your essay before the 12th of  Novembre 2014.  Contact IAPS, sede interregionale of the Astronomy Italian Olympiads for more info writing at info [@]

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Meeting on Disarmament

October 1st, 2014 | Posted by admin in All news | IAPS | Seminari - (Comments Off)

Wednsday 8th of October, from 9:30 to 17:30, in ARTOV’s Aula Convegni:  seminar “Scenari Critici”, a meeting about disarmament organized by USPID, Unione degli scienziati per il disarmo.
For more information and for reservations, click here.

Notte dei Ricercatori 2014

September 24th, 2014 | Posted by admin in All news | didattica e divulgazione | IAPS - (Comments Off)

La Notte Europea dei Ricercatori, finanziata dalla Comunità Europea,  si svolge venerdì 26 Settembre
L’INAF-IAPS partecipa al progetto coordinato dell’Associazione Frascati Scienza, in collaborazione con tutti gli Enti di Ricerca della zona di Frascati e Roma, e da quest’anno, anche nelle città di Trieste, Bologna, Milano, Ferrara, Catania, Bari, Cagliari, Pavia e Pisa. 
Quest’anno, l’INAF-IAPS organizza un doppio appuntamento: in collaborazione con l’Agenzia Spaziale Italiana, presso la nuova sede ASI di Tor Vergata,  e in collaborazione con gli Istituti CNR, presso la sede ARTOV.
Per maggiori dettagli e per le prenotazioni agli eventi visita questa pagina