The next generation ground-based Very High Energy gamma-ray instrument.

The Cherenkov Telescope Array is the next generation ground-based Very High Energy (VHE) gamma-ray instrument. 

Its objective is to explore in depth our Universe in VHE gamma-rays and investigate cosmic non-thermal processes, in close cooperation with observatories looking at other wavelength ranges of the electromagnetic spectrum, and with those using other messengers such as cosmic rays and neutrinos.  With more than one hundred telescopes located in the northern and southern hemispheres, assuring full sky coverage, CTA will be the world’s largest and most sensitive VHE gamma-ray observatory. The CTA Observatory will consist of three types of telescopes with different mirror sizes in order to cover the full energy range of interest.  

IASF-Palermo strongly contributes to the CTA in several specific areas as definition of array design, requirements, procedures and use cases, array calibration, simulation and analysis, science, speaker and publication office, as well as through the ASTRI Program

Read more about CTA on CTA official page.

Contact person
Teresa Mineo

Rodolfo Canestrari
Milvia Capalbi
Osvaldo Catalano
Giancarlo Cusumano
Antonino D’Aì
Melania Del Santo
Carmelo Gargano
Salvo Giarrusso
Nino La Barbera
Valentina La Parola
Giovanni La Rosa
M. Concetta Maccarone
Teresa Mineo
Antonio Pagliaro
Fabio Pintore
Pierluca Sangiorgi
Alberto Segreto
Giuseppe Sottile

Technical team
Benedetto Biondo
Giacomo Fazio
Francesco Russo