The National Institute of Astrophysics is the leading Italian Research Institute for the study of the Universe. It promotes, develops and coordinates research in the fields of astronomy and astrophysics, and in collaboration both with the Universities and other public and private national, international and foreign subjects. It designs and develops innovative technologies and advanced instrumentation for the study and exploration of the universe. It promotes the spread of scientific culture through educational and dissemination of Astronomy projects directed to the schools and to the society.
The National Institute of Astrophysics entrusts Plone with its communicative mission, ranging from popularization to science and research, in a law-compliant portal also managing a section devoted to the institutional headquarters.