Nov 3 – 4, 2021
Virtual meeting
UTC timezone

IMPORTANT Registration deadline  - November 1st, 2021 - 11:00 UTC

Baracchi III is the third  conference of a series named in honour of Pietro Paolo Giovanni Ernesto Baracchi (1851 — 1926), an Italian who played a central role in Australian astronomy in the late 1800s and early 1900s. 

The first and second Pietro Baracchi conferences, celebrating the rich history and current collaborations between Italian and Australian astronomy, have highlighted many areas of common interest and activity between the two countries, and have led to new connections. 


We wish to continue this positive engagement, even though the world continues to be highly disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Thus, Baracchi III will adopt an online format. 
Given the breadth of collaboration in astronomy and associated engineering and technology between Australia and Italy, Baracchi III will adopt a broad rationale.
There will be invited talks from across all areas of astrophysics and engineering, on four main themes with high common activity (two talks per each country per theme): 

  • the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project; 
  • the European Southern Observatory (ESO);
  • the Cherenkov Telescope Array Observatory (CTAO);
  • Gravitational waves and multi messenger astronomy.

In addition, two special featured talks will open each day of the meeting.

To take into account time zone differences between Australia and Italy, the conference is scheduled on two half-days:

November 3 and 4, 2021 - 7:00-11:00 UTC (8:00-12:00 CET / 15:00-19:00 AWST / 18:00-22:00 AEDT).

Note that the timetable is in UTC  (your timezone can be set through the top-right button)

The conference does not have any registration fee. 

Scientific Organizing Committee

Steven Tingay co-chair (Curtin University, Australia)
Giulia Macario co-chair (INAF - Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory, Italy)
Gavin Rowell (University of Adelaide,  Australia)
Giovanni Cresci (INAF - Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory, Italy)
Elaine Sadler (CSIRO, Australia)
Giuseppina Micela (INAF - Palermo Astronomical Observatory, Italy)

Sponsoring Institutions

Virtual meeting