INAF Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory at 150
Copyright (c) 2020 Sofia Randich, Simone Bianchi
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On 26 September 2019, the 150th anniversary of the first inauguration of the Observatory was celebrated at the Teatro del Cielo of the INAF- Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory. This article reconstructs the highlights of the event, which was attended by numerous representatives of political and scientific institutions. Following the welcome addresses of the institutional figures, the event focused on the inaugural speech given in 1869 by the Observatory’s founder and first director, Giovan Battista Donati.