ASTRI SST-2M Inauguration and trip to Etna


On Wednesday 24 there will be the official inaguration of the ASTRI SST-2M telescope. ASTRI is a Flagship Project financed by the Italian Ministry of Education, University, and Research (MIUR) and led by the Italian National Institute of Astrophysics (INAF).

After lunch at Hilton hotel at 13:30 buses will leave from Naxos to INAF-Serra La Nave Observing Station, where the arrival is planned 1 our later.

At Serra La Nave there will be the inauguration ceremony.

During the Inauguration a cocktail will be served.

After the Inauguration buses will leave to reach the Silvestri Craters on Etna-Sud. At Crateri Silvestri there will be a guided tour for those who are interested, the others will have some free time.

The Social Dinner will be at 20:00 at the "CRATERI SILVESTRI" restaurant.

Buses will leave to come back to Naxos at 22:30.

Please note that since temperatures can drop dramatically at high altitude it is advisable to carry a thick sweater, a wind-cheater and appropriate footwear (closed toe walking shoes, preferably hiking boots).