Workplace Images

In recent years (i.e. since the 1970s), astronomers have established observatories (that is, they have installed large telescopes) in regions where atmospheric effects less affect the quality of the images delivered by the instrumentation. In so doing, they've set up the largest telescopes in appealing places such as the Canary Islands, Chile and Hawaii, but also in Antarctica and, as I've experienced in first person, on the Asiago Plateau, in North-Eastern Italy, not too far from Venezia, at least geographically. Still, surprising as it may be :-), the large majority of astronomers spend most of their lives among other people, and sometimes even in big and lively cities. As for me, from the beginning of my Master Thesis work back in October 1998 I have experienced a few very different workplaces. Here's then a selection of (generally a little too amateurish) photos taken where this adventurous job happened to taken me.


History

Copenhagen, Denmark : October 1998 - August 1999
Asiago (VI), Italia : September 1999 - December 2000
Padova, Italia : January 2001 - October 2003
London, United Kingdom : November 2003 - September 2005
Padova, Italia : September 2005 - date


Copenhagen



The so-called "Astro Villa", home to Copenhagen Astronomical Observatory

My table at Copenhagen Astronomical Observatory

My table at Copenhagen Astronomical Observatory


Asiago

Some nice folks in Asiago

Some nice folks in Asiago (Photo Courtesy of Alessandro Sozzetti)


Padova

Some friends at my "alma mater"...

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Bologna



A rare testimony of my frequent day-or-so trips to Bologna:
Carlo and Giulia painstakingly at work on ISO data!


Conferencing in Mykonos

"Multiwavelength Cosmology" Conference, Mykonos, Greece, 17-20 June 2003

Hardly to be listed under "work", you might think, but...

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Goodbye Padova... Hello London!

When moving from Padova to London (3 November 2003) one must adjust to so many differences that sometimes it is difficult to realize how some things are remarkably similar!:-)

Spot the difference?

        

        


London

My table at Imperial College, London

My table at Imperial College, London, November 2003


Observing in Hawaii

Finally, after years of painstaking studies and research work, in January 2004 it finally came my time to enjoy one the sheerest pleasure of astronomers' life: observing at a telescope! Specifically, I worked at JCMT, one of Mauna Kea Observatories. Here are some photos taken at the Hale Pohaku Guest House and at Mauna Kea Summit during my several observing runs up there in 2004 and 2005.

(More) Mattia on Mauna Kea


SWIRE Folks

Some young folks at the SWIRE team meeting in Asiago in Summer 2005

Some young folks at the SWIRE team meeting in Asiago in Summer 2005


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