Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica

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The Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica ( INAF ; German National Institute for Astrophysics ) is the most important Italian research institution for astronomy and astrophysics , with a total of around 1200 employees. INAF was created in 2002 from previously independent observatories and from institutes of the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche . The seat is in Rome . The managing director is Nicolò D'Amico.


INAF comprises 20 research institutions. 19 of them are in Italy, one is an observatory in Spain:

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