The Department of Astronomy manages three laboratories and the Control Room of the 122-cm telescope in Asiago.
1. Informatics Laboratory in Padova
The informatics laboratory is located on the first floor in front of the room of graduating students. It's equipped with 13 PCs Windows/Linux connected to an Alpha station operating as server for the software.
2. Optics Laboratory in Padova
The Optics Laboratory is located on the ground floor. It is equipped with 5 optical benches for interferometry, and is used for the courses of Laboratory of Astronomy (first level degree) and Laboratory of Astrophysics I (second level degree). It hosts the II level Master in Applied Optics, an inter-disciplinary activity involving Engineering, Physics and Astronomy. (http://master.dei.unipd.it/ottica/index.html).
The laboratory is also used for research in the field of Astronomical Optics, with development and tests of instrumentation. This enables students of both level degrees to develop theses on experimental and technological topics.
3.Optics Laboratory in Asiago
The laboratory in Asiago is equipped with a linear bench produced by Officine Galileo in Florence.
From a historical point of view it is the support optical bench for the Galileo telescope.
It has been recently upgraded and is now used
as support to the intrumentation attached to the telescope, and to develop and test new intruments.
Vincenzo Mezzalira: Responsible for the Informatics laboratory
Gabriele Umbriaco: Assistant for the optics laboratories of Padova and Asiago