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Astronomic observatories

Canossa Astronomical Observatory

The Observatory is located at a 550-m height, immersed in the green hills on the border of the Tosco-Emiliano National Park. It boasts a wonderful view in a quiteness oasis.

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Castelnovo di Sotto

"Padre Angelo Secchi" Public Observatory

The Observatory, with a surface area of 120 square metres, includes a conference room that seats 70, offices, bathrooms, dark room, and a dome whose non-professional astronomical instruments were completely constructed in-house, with room for approximately 30 people

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"Lazzaro Spallanzani" Astronomic Observatory

Set in the lush countryside around the village of Iano near Scandiano, the observatory was opened in 1995 by the Scandiano Association of Astronomical Physics. It was designed to host all the relevant observation, amateur research and educational activities in the field of astronomy. Every year, the observatory organises introductory courses in astronomy for high school students and teachers (accredited by the Ministry of Education as professional education), as well as science-based conferences and evenings of guided star gazing.

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