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

Latest news

HARPS-N contributes to discover the first low-mass totally eclipsing binary system in the young open cluster NGC2232

An international team of researchers lead by Antonio Frasca (INAF - Catania Astrophysical Observatory, OACT) has discovered the first low-mass totally eclipsing system in the young open cluster NGC2232.

A super dense neptunian planet for HARPS-N

An exoplanet with extraordinary characteristics, TOI-1853b, has been discovered by an international team of scientists led by the University of RomaTor Vergata and INAF. This object was initially identified in 2020 as a planet candidate by TESS, the NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite.

The OPTICON call for Transnational Access in Semester 2024A is OPEN and will close on September 10th 2023

We are pleased to announce that the 2024A call for observing time at optical/IR telescopes supported via OPTICON-Radionet Pilot project is now open. The call will close on September 10th, 2023 at 23.59 UT. The Telescopio Nazionale Galileo offers 10 nights from April 1st, 2024 to September 30th, 2024.