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
The OPTICON call for Transnational Access in Semester 2021A is OPEN and will close on 31 August 2020 2020-08-09

We are pleased to announce that the call for observing time at night time telescopes supported by the OPTICON-Radionet Pilot (ORP) Trans-National Access programme is now open. See https://www.astro-opticon.org/h2020/tna/call/call-2021a.html

The call will close on August, 31st 2020 at 23.59 UT exactly.

The present EC OPTICON contract ends on 31 December 2020. This call is being made under the auspices of a new contract (the OPTICON-Radionet Pilot)