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
25 Years of Astronomy in La Palma 2021-10-08

In the year of the 25th birthday of the TNG, an event will take place in the island of La Palma, from October 19 to 21, 2021. The event is mainly addressed to the Italian astronomical community, with the aim of strengthening the past and current interplay and of emphasizing the future needs.


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Meteo data availability 2021-09-24

On the occasion of the eruption of the volcano on La Palma, the Fundación Galileo Galilei - INAF (FGG) will provide on its website the complete meteorological data of its two stations together with the measurements of suspended dust in 6 channels: 0.3, 0.5, 1.0, 3.0 , 5.0 and 10.0 µm, in the neighbour of the Telescopio Nazionale Galileo (TNG). The dust measurement in µg/m3 is calculated according to the hypothesis of spherical particles and a uniform density of 2.5 g/cm3. Link


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