General Seminars

General Seminars are held on Thursdays, 11.00-12.00, in the period between September and July. The Seminar program embraces all areas of astrophysics and related technologies, and is aimed at sharing new scientific results with the entire Observatory community.

The Colloquia Organizing Team (COT, Germano Sacco, Francesco Belfiore, Barbara Olmi, Mauro Focardi) is responsible for selecting and scheduling the general seminars, and is always looking for suggestions for potential speakers. You can get in contact by writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Seminars are currently offered in hybrid mode: in person in Aula A and online. Look for the link in the Google Calendar or weekly email.

Google Calendar, make sure to add this to your calendars by clicking on the plus (+) symbols on the bottom-left corner.

Also of interest, summary page for talks at other INAF institutes


Current Season: January - March 2023
19/01/2023 Raffaella Schneider First stars, first galaxies and black holes
26/01/2023 Felix Aharonian Perspectives  of ground based gamma-ray astronomy
02/02/2023 Yui Kawashima  Retrieval of atmospheric properties of exoplanets and brown dwarfs
09/02/2023 Alessio Caratti o Garatti  Star formation in the era of the JWST and high angular resolution
16/02/2023 Enrica Iodice On the nature of ultra-diffuse galaxies in clusters
23/02/2023 Maria Rosa Cioni  On the Magellanic Clouds
02/03/2023 Natascha Fabbri (In Italian)  Le prime donne sulla Luna tra scienza e filosofia
09/03/2023 Rosario Lo Franco  Overview on the technological impact of quantum resources
16/03/2023  David Aguado Chasing the first stars
23/03/2023 Camilla Hansen Early chemical enrichment of our most metal-poor stars
30/03/2023 Sara Ellison Clash of the Titans: Galaxy mergers in the nearby Universe