Astronomical Observatory of Genoa
Amateur Astronomers Section, Popular University of Sestri
Via Superiore Al Gazzo-Loc. Righetti
I cambiamenti del pianeta Terra visti dallo spazio
Visita in Osservatorio
Ad Martem 12 - Un viaggio inaspettato
O.A.G. is an astronomical structure built in the early eighties, managed by the Astrofili section (1961) of the Popolare Sestrese University (1907). The Observatory is also an association of VOLUNTEERS passionate NOT for profit, which is based on the activity of research and dissemination of astronomical subjects. To learn more about our history and structure, you can view and download the files in the documents section.
The date of the event is never random, it coincides (as far as we can) with the Moon that appears / approaches the "First Quarter".
When we talk about Phase to the First Quarter, we know that the Moon is growing and half-lit, and thus gives us the opportunity to appreciate in the best way, the shadows of the sun-projected craters, along that line that separates the illuminated part, from the one still dark.
During the seasons, in addition to our Satellite, we could also observe different objects (this is due to the earth's rotation) and therefore it is advisable to participate at least 4 times a year to have a clear idea of the alternation of the seasons and everything that we surrounds.
The Astronomical Observatory of Genoa also offers the possibility to visit its structure to groups and schools.
To make an appointment, we invite you to contact us by phone, to check together our availability with your requests, taking into account that we preferably require a minimum number of 20 participants.
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