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The "Centro per lo studio della variabilitÓ del Sole" (Center for the Study of Solar Variability) is based on the scientific collaboration among the Rome Astronomical Observatory, the University of Rome "Tor Vergata" and the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology) and has been officially established and funded by Regione Lazio, by means of a regional law (May 30, 2003, n.14).

The CVS is engaged in the following activities:
  • Research:it promotes and develops research programs on solar variability, among which the organization of an on line database of historic and present data according to national and international agencies and to the European Union scientific programs.

  • Education: it organizes higher level educational programs by sponsoring Bachelor and PhD theses, and providing post-doc grants and scientific collaboration fellowships.

  • Spreading:it organizes public meetings during astronomical events, such as comet transits, eclipses, meteors showers, etc... .

  • Technical Support: it provides technical and scientific support to public admninistrations.

HEAD OFFICEThe CVS head office is located at the Astronomical Observatory of Rome in the city of Monte Porzio Catone.

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Last update: December 05, 2008
English Translation by: Dr. Giuliana Giobbi
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