Fundación Galileo Galilei - INAF Telescopio Nazionale Galileo 28°45'14.4N 17°53'20.6W 2387.2m A.S.L.

The "Fundación Galileo Galilei - INAF, Fundación Canaria" (FGG) is a Spanish no-profit institution constituted by "INAF", the Italian Institute of Astrophysics.

The FGG's aim is to promote the astrophysical research, as foreseen in the international agreement of May 26, 1979 ("Acuerdo de Cooperación en Materia de Astrofísica, B.O.E. Núm.161, 6 Jul 1979"), by managing and running the Telescopio Nazionale Galileo (TNG), a 3.58m optical/infrared telescope located in the Island of San Miguel de La Palma, together with its scientific, technical and administrative facilities.

TNG At Night M16 Nebula M16 Nebula Messier 104 (Sombrero Galaxy) NGC 6543 (Cat's Eye Nebula) Stephan's Quintet

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We Love science: Art meets Science at the Observatory of Roque de Los Muchachos

Inspired by the dialogue between science and contemporary art, the project “We Love Science”, vision and creativity Made in Italy, is sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI) and curated by Spazio Taverna (Ludovico Pratesi and Marco Bassan).

The OPTICON call for Transnational Access in Semester 2024B is OPEN and will close on March 10th, 2024

We are pleased to announce that the 2024B call for observing time at optical/IR telescopes supported via OPTICON-Radionet Pilot project is now open. The call will close on March 10th, 2024 at 23.59 UT. The Telescopio Nazionale Galileo offers 10 nights from October 1st, 2024 to March 31st, 2025.

Winning Team of the National Competition "Young Astronomers and Telescopio Nazionale Galileo"

29 teams of students from italian schools participated at the competition. Each team presented a proposal for spectroscopic and/or photometric observations aimed at solving a specific astronomical problem using the Telescopio Nazionale Galileo, as outlined in the competition announcement. The examining committee has completed the selection of the submitted observational proposals and declared the winning team.