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The Astrobigné Organizing Committee is currently composed of Nicoletta Sanna (Questo indirizzo email è protetto dagli spambots. È necessario abilitare JavaScript per vederlo., reference person for the galactic group), Antonino Marasco (Questo indirizzo email è protetto dagli spambots. È necessario abilitare JavaScript per vederlo., for the extragalactic group), and Paola di Ninni (Questo indirizzo email è protetto dagli spambots. È necessario abilitare JavaScript per vederlo. for the technological area), supported by our director Maria Sofia Randich and by the invaluable help of Emanuela Masini with the "real" stuff.


The Astrobigné concept:

Astrobigné is a series of short seminars that are held at the Osservatorio, with the goal of interconnecting the community of people working here, spreading new ideas and results, creating and reinforcing synergies between groups and indiduals. As such, Astrobigne's are meant to be accessible to a broad audience, including astronomers and technology staff, from senior researchers to students. Not by chance, the name "bigné" was chosen to designate something delicious, attractive, quick to grasp and easy to "eat".

In practice, the astrobigne talks:

  • must be short (10 minutes plus 5 for open discussion, strict, 6-8 slides at most)
  • must present only 1-2 key points that people can assimilate quickly should be aimed at triggering later discussions, collaboration, and future activities.
  • at this aim, can also present ongoing work with intermediate results can cover a broad range of topics, including astronomy, technology, historic research, public outreach, organization etc...
  • will NEVER present a general overview of the subject and a complete account of the speaker's work
  • are given in English whenever possible (this is not because we don't love Italian, but we all understand that English is our professional language to be used to foster international collaborations. Not to mention that here usually are non-Italians in the audience).

Astrobigne's take place on Tuesdays, every two weeks in the main auditorium of OAArcetri (Aula A). We usually have two bigne'-talks (10+5minutes each), selected by the organizing committee in order to cover as many different areas of interest as possible. Before the talks, at 11:45, we normally meet in Aula A to socialize and eat real bigne's (pastries!). The talks start at noon, but everybody is strongly advised to come by 11:45 so not to miss the... beginning of the talks!

UPDATE: due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Astrobigne's are now held remotely via Google Meet at meet.google.com/wet-ivsv-axp. But do not worry, real bigne's will be back soon!


 Next Astrobigné: Thursday Oct 1st at 16:30h

Enrico Pinna - SOUL@LBT is calling for science!

SOUL-LUCI1 is now in an advanced commissioning phase.
We will show a summary of the instrument performance measured on sky and the results obtained on a small sample of science targets.
The system can already deliver high grade science data, opening a new niche for NGS AO systems.
A block of 6 commissioning nights has been scheduled for science in November.
We will illustrate the call for this time and answer to all questions about it.



 

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