MagAO Returns to Firenze

The MagAO project once lived in Florence, Italy, for almost a year. It’s where we first got it all working and got to know our Italian teammates. We’re back, this time for the AO4ELT3 (Adaptive Optics for Extremely Large Telescopes 3) conference.

The 3rd AO4ELT conference.

We includes Laird, Phil, Katie, and Jared from Arizona, Derek from Heidelberg, Simone, Armando, Alfio, Enrico, Runa, Marco, Lorenzo, Fernando, Luca, and Paolo from Arcetri. You can also find MagAO friends such as Roberto Biasi from Microgate and Doug Miller and Olivier Guyon from Arizona.

If you are in Florence with us, come see our poster and get your MagAO sticker. We’re only giving them out to readers of the blog! The password is “Vizzy.”

Our poster. Laird and Katie are both giving MagAO talks later this week.

Here are a few views from around Firenze:

The Duomo from the rose garden, just below Piazzale Michelangelo.
A replica of David at Piazzale Michelangelo, which has, overwhelmingly, the best view of Florence.
Alfio took us to a restaraunt at Piazza Santo Spirito, and we went for full-moon walk along the Arno. This is the Ponte Vecchio, a famous bridge in Florence.