The ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY OF TURIN is an important reality in the Italian scientific panorama. Founded in 1759, it established its base of operations in a building located in the center of city (the current Palazzo Madama) until 1912 when it was shifted on the hill of Pino Torinese, a town next to Torino.
Today the Centre - which has four telescopes - is not so much engaged in astronomical observations as in leading edge research ranging from the various fields of astronomy such as the Astrometry, the Planetology, the Solar Physics and the Extragalactic Astrophysics. The partial abandonment of the Earth-based observations led the astronomers to a growing involvement in space missions, with a significant increasing both in information and precision of the results.
The Astronomical Observatory of Turin several times has used the video interactive software easymeeting™, developed by Feedback Italia, for conferences and meetings with experts connected from all around the world.
Noteworthy is the Symposium 276 held from 11st to 15th October 2010 by the IAU (International Astronomic Union) in collaboration with the Obsevatory Centre.