I 25 anni del TNG

19 - 21 Ottobre 2021 La Palma

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THE EVENT "I 25 ANNI DEL TNG"

We celebrated the 25th anniversary of the inauguration of the Telescopio Nazionale Galileo (June 29, 1996) with a meeting which was held from October 19 to 21, 2021 in La Palma. The arrival of some of the attendees was hampered by the closure of La Palma airport on October on 16 and 17 due to the ashes of the Cumbre Vieja volcano, whose eruption started on September 19 and is still ongoing. Therefore, the possibility to follow the meeting as a webinar was rapidly setted. Despite this, 25 fearless participants arrived from Italy, joined the 24 from the FGG. On the first day, representatives of the local authorities and of other telescopes located on the island attended the meeting, too.

Welcome addresses have been brought from the INAF President Marco Tavani, the Consejera de Cultura Jovita Monterrey Yanes, the Alcalde of Garafía Yeray Rodríguez Rodríguez, the Breña Baja Councilor Juan Manuel Pérez Álvarez, the CCI President Luca Valenziano, the IAC Director Rafael Rebolo, and the ORM Administrator Juan Carlos Pérez Arencibia. The TNG Director, Ennio Poretti, also read a message from Giancarlo Setti.

All the speakers outlined the events that led to the realization of the TNG and its subsequent use for research, development and outreach purposes. The discussions instead focused more on the future of the TNG and on how to keep it at the frontiers of modern researches in astrophysics. The meeting fully reached its goal since it was conceived as a working moment between the INAF and FGG communities.

On the last day we organized a trip to the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory, visiting not only the TNG (a dive in the past for many Italian astronomers), but also the Gran Telescopio Canarias (visit guided by the Director, Romano Corradi, and by Riccardo Scarpa), the MAGIC and the LSST (both by Victor Acciari, MAGIC Coordinator).

Back-home flights did not suffer for any delay.

Program

Talks

Filippo Zerbi

Rafael Rebolo

Luca Valenziano

Rossella Spiga

The legacy of the TNG realization

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Giovanni Bonanno

A memory.

Slides

Cesare Barbieri

The history of the Telescopio Nazionale Galileo from Phase-A to the first light.

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Roberto Ragazzoni

A visionary project: the technological development inspired by TNG.

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Flavio Fusi Pecci

The TNG baseline instrumentation.

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Adriano Ghedina

Focal Plane instrumentation at the TNG.

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Pietro Schipani

Yesterday and today tracking at TNG, tomorrow SOXS at the twin NTT.

Slides

Gloria Andreuzzi

Outreach at the TNG.

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Marco Romoli

Hands-on learning: Students of University of Florence observing with TNG

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Andrea Bignamini

The 25 years of TNG through the archival data.

Slides

Ernesto Oliva

The scientific use and productivity of the TNG from 2000 to 2007.

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Emilio Molinari

An (apparently) quiet decade: 2008 to 2017.

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Stefano Cristiani

TNG in the Italian tradition of the surveys for radio-loud and radio-quiet quasars.

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Pamela Cambianica

Observation of comets with the TNG telescope.

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Giusi Micela

The GAPS Large Program at TNG.

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Alessandro Sozzetti

The GTO Program at TNG.

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Livia Origlia

The SPA Large Program at TNG.

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Andrea Melandri

Exploring the Universe with Gamma-Ray Burst Afterglows.

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Paolo D'Avanzo

Exploring the multi- messenger universe with TNG.

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Filippo Ambrosino

SiFAP2: looking inside fast periodic and transient phenomena at sub- microsecond time scales.

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Angelo Antonelli

TNG and the Gamma ray sky of Canary Islands: scientific and technical synergies.

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Piero Benvenuti

The impact of satellite constellations on astronomical observations.

Ennio Poretti

Observing at TNG today: perspectives for the future.

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Giovanni Pareschi

Giovanni Pareschi - ASTRI at Teide Observatory.

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Cesare Barbieri

Campaigns involving Asiago telescopes and TNG: the Iqueye instrument.

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Discussion and Closing Remarks

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