Antennae and culture in Bologna

This morning we visited the IRA radio astronomy station. This facility in the beautiful countryside of Bologna features a few extremely large antenna setups for observing our universe. After a technical presentation about the signal perception and processing, we received a tour around the premises.

In the late afternoon our very own Stramigioli provided us with a tour through the city center of his hometown Bologna. We had a look some old university buildings and enjoyed some of the best gelato available. For dinner we enjoyed the finest Italian pizzas and pastas before hitting the bars on our last Friday night before returning home.