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

The TNG and the "Olimpiadi italiane di astronomia"

Full immersion between the telescopes of the Roque de Los Muchachos (La Palma, Canary Islands), for the two young high school students winners of the last edition of the Olimpiadi italiane di astronomia. Andrea Malara and Gabriele Benedetto will visit the island of La Palma from June 16 to June 21, spending their time working at the INAF - FGG offices and visiting different telescopes located in the Observatory of the Roque de Los Muchachos.

Andrea and Gabriele together with Stefania Varano (INAF- IRA) and Gloria Andreuzzi, astronomer and responsible for the outreach at the Telescopio Nazionale Galileo (TNG), the next June 17 will reach the observatory located at 2500 meters above sea level, on the edges of the volcanic crater that dominates the island of La Palma.

After a visit at the William Herschel Telescope, they will meet the staff of the Swedish Solar Telescope and of the Nordic Optical Telescope. They will spend the afternoon and the night at the Telescopio Nazionale Galileo, to meet the staff and familiarize with the tools of the observations. There, just after the sunset, Andrea and Gabriele will become astronomers for one night.

On Saturday 18 of June they will finish their experience at the Roque de Los Muchachos visiting the Gran Telescopio Canarias and the MAGIC telescope.

The tour in the island will end on June 20, when they will spend their time in the FGG offices for reducing and analyzing the data collected during the night of observation at TNG.

The Olimpiadi italiane di astronomia are organized by SAIT (Italian Astronomical Society), INAF (National Institute for Astrophysics) and MIUR.