November 25-28, 2014 

Over the last decades, digital sky surveys performed with dedicated telescopes and finely tuned wide field cameras, have revolutionized astronomy. They have become the main tool to investigate the nearby and far away universe, thus providing new insights in the understanding of the galaxy structure and assembly across time, the dark components of the universe, as well as of the history of our own galaxy... read more

The conference will take place 30 years after the 78th IAU Colloquium, “Astronomy with Schmidt Telescopes” organized at the Asiago Observatory by Massimo Capaccioli who has just turned 70. The conference will therefore be the best venue where to celebrate his life long involvement in the progress of our science.

- The Conference talks are available on our YouTube channel
- Download the conference poster


New: The deadline for the submission of the conference proceedings is now fixed to March 1st, 2015. All the information and template files are available in the Proceedings section.



The Venue

The Observatory of Capodimonte is located on top of a hill dominating the vibrant bay of Naples with a wonderful view of the Vesuvio and the pearls of the gulf, Sorrento and Capri. The event program of the conference will include visits to the historical centre of Naples and to Pompei.

For hotel reservations and info on how to reach the Observatory, click here

Jointly organized by:


Department of Physics - University Federico II in Napoli

INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte - Napoli