I 25 anni del TNG
19 - 21 Ottobre 2021 La Palma
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.
The legacy of the TNG realization
The history of the Telescopio Nazionale Galileo from Phase-A to the first light.
A visionary project: the technological development inspired by TNG.
Flavio Fusi Pecci
The TNG baseline instrumentation.
Focal Plane instrumentation at the TNG.
Yesterday and today tracking at TNG, tomorrow SOXS at the twin NTT.
Outreach at the TNG.
Hands-on learning: Students of University of Florence observing with TNG
The 25 years of TNG through the archival data.
The scientific use and productivity of the TNG from 2000 to 2007.
An (apparently) quiet decade: 2008 to 2017.
TNG in the Italian tradition of the surveys for radio-loud and radio-quiet quasars.
Observation of comets with the TNG telescope.
The GAPS Large Program at TNG.
The GTO Program at TNG.
The SPA Large Program at TNG.
Exploring the Universe with Gamma-Ray Burst Afterglows.
Exploring the multi- messenger universe with TNG.
SiFAP2: looking inside fast periodic and transient phenomena at sub- microsecond time scales.
TNG and the Gamma ray sky of Canary Islands: scientific and technical synergies.
The impact of satellite constellations on astronomical observations.
Observing at TNG today: perspectives for the future.
Giovanni Pareschi - ASTRI at Teide Observatory.
Campaigns involving Asiago telescopes and TNG: the Iqueye instrument.
Discussion and Closing Remarks
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