Jun 6 – 8, 2017
Convitto Della Calza - Florence
Europe/Rome timezone

The next general assembly of the TANGO community will take place from the 6th of June 2017 2 PM to, 8th of June 2017 5:00 PM at Firenze (Italy) organized by the  Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory, a member of INAF (National Institute for AstroPhysics).


Located in the heart of the city, unique among Florence hotels for its combination of a 16th-century cloister and halls frescoed with masterpieces such as Francibigio's Last Supper, with very modern meeting rooms and hospitality in a charming location.


Some rooms will be available for meeting participants at special rate at the location of the meeting.

If interested please fill the document you can find here.

The document with your informations and reservation must be sent directly to the hotel officer: t.rachele@calza.it

Other nice locations could be found both in the surroundings or downtown. You can find useful informations at the following links:

Hotels close to the Arcetri Observatory

Hotels in Florence downtown


  • Social dinner is organized at the "La Casalinga" restaurant. In this occasion the social dinner is in charge to the participants. Please confirm your participation in the Registration Form.
  • Visit at the Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory is organized at the end of the workshop for whom is interested. Indicative timetable is 14:30 - 16:00.

Please note this year no fee is required. The only charge due is the social dinner with an approximative cost of 35 Euros (beverages included).

Convitto Della Calza - Florence
Piazza Della Calza, 6 50125, Firenze - Italia http://www.calza.it/en
  • Carlo Baffa

Astrophysical Observatory of Arcetri

The Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory is a public center for scientific research which is part of the National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF). At present, about a hundred people work at the Observatory, among them are astronomers, technical - administrative staff and students coming from all around the world.

Research activities are developed in cooperation with the Department of Astronomy of the University of Florence and range from the studies on our Sun and the Solar System to the star clusters of our galaxy; from the areas of new star formations and planetary systems to the final phases of stellar evolution which produce pulsars and black holes; from nearby galaxies to the limits of the observable universe.

At the Observatory, there are active experimental groups which develop technologies for the realization of the largest optical and infrared telescopes and of advanced optical instrumentation for visible wavelengths, infrared and radio. These activities seek to answer the basic questions of modern astronomy: How stars, planetary systems that accompany them, and galaxies are born and live? How did the universe and the structures that populate it originate? How has life evolved in the universe and is it a common or rare event? What is dark matter that permeates space within and between galaxies?

Moreover an active group of researchers are strongly involved in the development of the most challanging radiotelescope of the 2020 era, the Square Kilometer Array, in the scope of the central signal processor.