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

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HARPSN@TNG provides key data to unlock the rare six-planets star system HD110067

An international collaboration of scientists has discovered a key new extra-solar planetary system of six transiting planets orbiting the star HD110067 in a harmonic rhythm. This rare finding enabled the team to determine the planetary orbits and to offer deep insights into planet formation. Thanks to a collaboration between the NASA's satellite TESS, the CHEOPS mission (a joint mission by ESA and Switzerland) and different ground-based telescopes, including the Telescopio Nazionale Galileo, an international team discovered that the six planets associated to the planetary system HD110067 orbit their host star in perfect harmony. HD110067 is a bright K0-type star in the constellation of Coma Berenices with a mass and radius of approximately 80 percent those of the Sun and a temperature ~ 500 K colder than the temperature of the Sun. This star hosts a truly strange family of six planets with sizes ranging between the Earth and Neptune (sub-Neptune planets), and orbit their host star in resonance or in a harmonic rhythm.

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.