Astronomical Observatory of Pian de' Termini
Locality Pian de’ Termini – Gavinana
Municipal Library of San Marcello Pistoiese
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The observatory was inaugured in 1990 and it is located in Pian de’ Termini, which is a flatland on the mountains just above the village of Gavinana. This area is immersed in silence and away from light pollution sources and represents an ideal environment for the observation of the sky.
The observatory is manged by the GAMP (Gruppo Astrofili Montagna Pistoiese – Astrophiles Group of the Pistoiese Mountain) supported by scientists from the Universities of Pisa and Florence. It is the first observatory in Italy and it comes 38th in the world for the discovery of new small planets.
In the daytime visits it is possible to directly analyze the sun through the telescope and the binoscope for the observation of sunspots, photosphere and solar prominences.
In the nighttime visits it is possible to observe some of the most interesting solar system planets and other celestial objects that can be seen in different periods of the year.