Vol. 10 No. 2 (2021)
Historical Pills

How the Arcetri Astronomical Observatory became Astrophysical

Simone Bianchi
INAF-Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri
Published September 21, 2021
Keywords
  • Antonio Abetti,
  • Giorgio Abetti,
  • Antonio Garbasso,
  • Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory,
  • Solar Tower
How to Cite
Bianchi, S. (2021). How the Arcetri Astronomical Observatory became Astrophysical. Il Colle Di Galileo, 10(2), 5-20. https://doi.org/10.36253/cdg-13085

Abstract

One hundred years ago, on 12 May 1921, a Royal Decree changed the name of the Arcetri Observatory from “Astronomical” to “Astrophysical”. Here we recount the stages of this transformation, highlighting the role played by Director Antonio Abetti.

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