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

AOT 49 (2024A) is now open for proposals.

Applications for observing time for the periods April 1st, 2024 - September 30th, 2024 are solicited and should be submitted by Monday, November 27th, 2023, 12:00 UT.

Time Machines: the journey through the Universe starts with you

Telescopio Nazionale Galileo invites you to visit the exhibition that will take place in Rome (Palazzo delle Esposizioni) from November 25th 2023 to March 24th 2024.

Visit at the TNG of Prof. Sergio Scopetta, Science Attaché of the Italian Embassy in Madrid.

The 5th of October, on the occasion of the Celebrations for the 20th Anniversary of the MAGIC telescope, the recently appointed Science Attaché of the Italian Embassy in Madrid Prof. Sergio Scopetta had the opportunity to visit the Island of La Palma and the Roque de Los Muchachos Observatory.

Young Astronomers and the Telescopio Nazionale Galileo

The Telescopio Nazionale Galileo (TNG) is proud to announce in collaboration with the Ministero dell'Istruzione e del Merito (MIM), the Società Astronomica Italiana (SAIt) and Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF), the First Edition of the competition reserved to Italian students: "Young Astronomers and Telescopio Nazionale Galileo".

The competition is open to students (15-17 years old) attending Italian high schools with the aim of promote their scientific and technological potentials and give them the opportunity to grow from the scientific point of view.