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ASDC Newsletter #4



The ASDC is a facility managed by the Exploration and Observation of the Universe unit of ASI, which is part of the ASI-Technical Directorate. It acts in close cooperation with the National Institute of Astrophysics (INAF), with the participation of the National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN) and a number of Universities in Italy.

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AGILELatest news from the AGILE Data Center       

The AGILE Data Center is pleased to announce that: AGILE Cycle-3 data and a new Software Package are now public, and Cycle-4 data are now available to Guest Observers ( more)



GAIAThe Gaia Mission and the ASDC's Role

With an expected catalogue of 1 billion Milky Way stars in addition to a huge number of extragalactic and solar system’s objects, Gaia mission (launch expected June 2013) will drastically change our vision of the sky ( more)



AMS and the AMS-ASDC team

On December 19th, AMS-02 celebrates its first six months in orbit on board the International Space Station. AMS-02 is a large acceptance magnetic spectrometer conceived to perform precise measurements of the composition and the energy spectrum of the cosmic radiation in space ( more)



Shaw Prize

Shaw Prize for Astronomy to Enrico Costa

Enrico Costa, Research Director at the IASF-Roma/INAF, has been awarded the title of Grand'Ufficiale of the Italian Republic. This recognition, received at the beginning of December by the President of the Italian Republic Giorgio Napolitano, follows another award obtained this year ( more)



European Night 6thThe European Night of Researchers - 6th Edition

On September 23, 2011, thousands of people participated at the sixth edition of the European Night of the Researchers, an event held every year in in the Castelli Romani area. As the years go by, this event speedily gained the favor of the public ( more)