Osservatorio Astronomico di INAF Rome Astronomical Observatory, Monte Porzio Catone

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Osservatorio Astronomico di INAF Rome Astronomical Observatory is located in Monte Porzio Catone. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Monte Porzio Catone holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Osservatorio Astronomico di INAF Rome Astronomical Observatory and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • If you go to the osservatorio, you will get a unique view all over Rome. You will be able to see most of the famous monuments of the city including the Colosseum. For sure, a nice spot for photos. You...  read more »
  • The place and to forget. We waited with trepidation for weeks on a visit to the Observatory. We expected to see us as in the films screened using new technologies in real space. You can raise your head and navigate between galaxies. Instead we touched a lesson in science for 2hrs and 30, between machines from elementary school made with rolls of toilet paper and prisms toys. Eventually a supposed look at Jupiter through a telescope, take turns in the Group of 25 people. 2 minutes of observation of a white ball to head without seeing anything. Other than Jupiter! And the sky was spot on!
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  • The Astronomical Observatory of Monte Porzio Catone is an important scientific structure, was designed in 1939 and completed in 1965, stands over the ruins of the Roman villa of Matidia, close relative of the emperor Hadrian, of the first century a.d. The imposing construction was used for storing equipment rationalist National Observatory of Rome, later it became a structure to promote astronomical and scientific disclosure. Currently the Observatory is equipped with the Astrolab and other learning resources for initiatives for schools, universities, associations and private groups. It was the film's set design on the via Panisperna boys, whose protagonists were Enrico Fermi and Ettore Majorana.
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