INAF- Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo G.S. Vaiana organizes a series of seminars about the research lines of astrophysics at OAPa and their development. The talks take place every two weeks at the observatory address: Piazza del Parlamento 1, Palermo.
If you want to give a seminar, please contact the organizers of the talks, Sara Bonito and Ignazio Pillitteri (). The list of past seminars is available at this link.


Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Riunione comitato di benvenuto Presidente 11:00
Riunione PRIN 2022 operativa 11:30
Riunione PRIN 2022 operativa
May 8 @ 11:30 – 13:30
Seminario: Andrea Bonfanti (Austrian Academy of Sciences, Graz, Austria) 15:00
Seminario: Andrea Bonfanti (Austrian Academy of Sciences, Graz, Austria)
May 8 @ 15:00 – 16:30
Speaker: Andrea Bonfanti (Austrian Academy of Sciences, Graz, Austria) Title: Insights into the M-dwarf radius and density valley Abstract M dwarfs are quite attractive in the domain of exoplanetology: Because of their low mass and small radius, it is easier to detect low-mass planets with the transit method and the radial velocity (RV) technique. In addition, it is more likely that the
visita museo 5 pax ref. Coniglio 9:30
May 14 @ 15:00 – 19:00
Seminario: Dominique Meyer (Institute of Space Sciences ICE, CSIC, Campus UAB, Barcelona, Spain) 15:00
Seminario: Dominique Meyer (Institute of Space Sciences ICE, CSIC, Campus UAB, Barcelona, Spain)
May 14 @ 15:00 – 16:30
Speaker Dominique Meyer (Institute of Space Sciences ICE, CSIC, Campus UAB, Barcelona, Spain) Titolo: “Supernova remnants of massive stars” Abstract: Stars more massive than our Sun by at least a factor of ten are rare but seminal objects in galaxies such our Milky Way. Their powerful radiation, stellar winds, and explosive deaths are dominant engines driving the cycle of matter in the interstellar medium
Assemblea del personale 10:30
Assemblea del personale
May 15 @ 10:30 – 13:00
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Riunione-GAPS 14:00
Riunione-GAPS @ Aula
May 16 @ 14:00 – 15:00
Seminario: F. Mirabello (INAF) 15:00
Seminario: F. Mirabello (INAF)
May 16 @ 15:00 – 16:30
Speaker: F. Mirabello  (INAF) Titolo: Il Cerchio di Ramsden, un prodigio tecnologico Abstract:  IL CERCHIO DI RAMSDEN, UN PRODIGIO TECNOLOGICO  Più di 30 anni fa, Paolo Brenni (1954-2021), esperto di strumentazione scientifica di fama internazionale, si recava a Palermo presso l’Osservatorio Astronomico “G. S. Vaiana” per valutare lo stato conservativo del più importante strumento storico dell’Osservatorio, il cerchio astronomico altazimutale realizzato
riunione con Commissione Selezione Direttore OAPa 10:00
Seminario: Manami Sasaki (Universita’ di Bamberg – Germania) 15:00
Seminario: Manami Sasaki (Universita’ di Bamberg – Germania)
May 23 @ 15:00 – 16:30
Speaker: Manami Sasaki (Universita’ di Bamberg – Germania) Titolo: The hot phase of the interstellar medium Abstract: The interstellar medium (ISM) is heated and ionized by radiation, by stellar winds, and finally, by supernova explosions of massive stars. Since these processes are often correlated in space and time, they can form large interstellar structures called superbubbles, which are filled with
Seminario: Paolo Saracco (INAF) 11:00
Seminario: Paolo Saracco (INAF)
May 27 @ 11:00 – 12:30
SHARP – A Near-IR Multi-mode Spectrograph Conceived for the Multi-Conjugate Adaptive Optics Module MORFEO@ELT Abstract: The world’s largest aperture combined with state-of-the-art Adaptive Optics systems will enable the ELT to capture better data than the JWST in both sharpness and depth. Therefore, the spectrograph intended for the 2nd port of the Multi-Conjugate Adaptive Optics (MCAO) system MORFEO@ELT will be the