Information on Asiago

The Astronomical Observatory is located in Asiago, a famous tourist resort in the Sette Comuni plateau, at an altitude of 1000 m, in the Veneto Region. The site of the Observatory is on a hill about 2 km from the town centre.
The Observatory was founded by the University of Padova in 1942 as the dedicated site for astronomical research with its largest telescope in Europe, a reflector with a primary mirror of 122-cm in diameter, named G. Galilei.
In the present configuration the instrument is used both for scientific purposes (e.g. survey of transient phenomena on stellar objects), and for practice in laboratory night observations for the University degree courses of Astronomy, Mathematics, Physics, Geology and Natural Sciences.
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Useful links
http://www.asiago.to/
www.comune.asiago.vi.it/
www.asiago.it/
http://web.ascom.vi.it/asiago/homepagein.htm
http://web.ascom.vi.it/asiago/
http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asiago