The panel for the evaluation of the proposals for observations with the NASA telescope Chandra, which met up in Boston at the end of June, has approved the Large Project: “Star formation in starburst: a deep ACIS-I observation of Westerlund 1“, based on a Chandra observation longer than 277 hours. The project, led by the astronomer Mario Giuseppe Guarcello (INAF» Read more
Palermo Astronomical Observatory “Giuseppe S. Vaiana” is one of the research centres of the National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF). It works together with Palermo University through the Department of Physics and Chemistry.
OAPa’s main characteristic is its specific vocation in the field of space astrophysics. The network of activities also involves several frontier research fields both at the national and international level.
The Sun as a star. The study: “Temporal evolution and correlations of optical activity indicators measured in Sun-as-a-star observations” of J. Maldonado (INAF-OAPA) recently appeared on A&A
Stellar magnetic activity results from the interaction between stellar magnetic field and the plasma in photosphere, chromosphere, and corona. This activity produces well known phenomena, such as flares, spots, faculae, and prominences, observed in stars of almost every type and mass. This activity is typically studied by analyzing spectroscopic activity indicators produced by these phenomena, such as the H and» Read more
Organic molecules formed in interstellar grains. The study: “Synthesis of complex organic molecules in soft x-ray irradiated ices” of A. Ciaravella (INAF-OAPA) recently appeared on ApJ
In the last years, several organic molecules, some of which of prebiotic interest, have been observed in different astronomical environments. For instance, Acetonitrile CH3CN was detected in the molecular cloud Sag B2 and in the protostar MWC480; formamide (a building block for sugars and amino-acids) was detected in some outer galaxies and in the protostar SVS13-A (in this case together» Read more
Selezione pubblica per titoli, eventualmente integrata da un colloquio, per il conferimento di n. 1 assegno di ricerca tipologia “a. assegno di professionalizzazione” della durata» Read more
Indagine per l’individuazione di n. 4 unità di professionalità interne INAF per lo “Sviluppo di un sistema di monitoraggio del territorio mediante osservazioni multibanda di» Read more
Verbale di sorteggio del 17/06/2019 per l’individuazione delle ditte da invitare alla procedura negoziata a mezzo Richiesta di Offerta (RdO) sul Mercato Elettronico della Pubblica» Read more
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