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
FGG is hiring! Call for a position in the Information Technology group 2021-07-14

FGG is announcing an open position as a computer scientist which will join the Information Technology group.
This opening represents an opportunity for individuals with high-school or university level formation, who have a strong interest in working in astronomy related matters, willing to be involved in the scientific operations of a major telescope.


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Stellar Population Astrophysics (SPA) with TNG. Atmospheric parameters of members of 16 unstudied open clusters 2021-06-30

Open clusters are ideal test objects for Galactic chemical and dynamical evolution and for stellar evolution theory. Recently, 16 open clusters have been analized, 14 of them never or scarcely studied before. All target stars were selected from the Gaia-based colour-magnitude diagrams with the aim of deriving their metallicity and detailed chemical composition. Metallicity is important for the study of the chemical evolution of the disc and for determining with better precision the cluster age through comparison with stellar models of appropriate composition.


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