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The National Institute for Astrophysics (Italian: Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica, or INAF) is the most important Italian institution conducting scientific research in astronomy and astrophysics. Research performed by the scientific staff of the Institute ranges from the study of the planets and minor bodies of the Solar system up to the large-scale structure of the Universe and groups and clusters of galaxies on cosmological scales.[1]

Istituto nazionale di astrofisica
INAF logo.svg
Established1999
LocationRome, Italy
Coordinates41°55′18.82″N 12°26′59.57″E / 41.9218944°N 12.4498806°E / 41.9218944; 12.4498806Coordinates: 41°55′18.82″N 12°26′59.57″E / 41.9218944°N 12.4498806°E / 41.9218944; 12.4498806
AddressViale del Parco Mellini 84, 00136 Rome, Italy
Websitehttp://www.inaf.it/

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Research facilitiesEdit

International partnershipsEdit

 
Agreement signed for E-ELT MAORY adaptive optics system.[2]

INAF is involved in scientific collaborations with several international institutions, including:

Notable figuresEdit

ProjectsEdit

 
REM telescope with milky way in background

examples

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "National Institute for Astrophysics—Home". INAF. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Agreement Signed for E-ELT MAORY Adaptive Optics System".

External linksEdit