Unione Astrofili Napoletani
Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte
Via Moiariello 16, 80128 - Napoli (I)
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The Neapolitan Amateur Astronomers Union (Unione Astrofili Napoletani - UAN) was founded on 1974. On 1976 the Association signed a formal agreement with the Capodimonte Astronomical Observatory (OACN), that belongs from the Italian Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (INAF). From then, under this agreement, UAN can organize activities and meetings with its own members. Moreover, OACN has given in use two domes in which UAN has installed two telescopes for members’ observations. All activities are organized indepentently from the OACN but in strict collaboration with astronomers. Until now, hundreds of visitors and students have been followed the popularization activities organized by UAN. Other UAN non-observational activities are Archeoastronomy and Gnomonics. All members can follow and participate to every activity they want: they must only to be fascinated by Astronomy!