CTAO gGmbH and Project Office

The CTA Observatory gGmbH (CTAO gGmbH) is located in Heidelberg, Germany and opened its office in Bologna, Italy in early 2017. Both locations host Project Office staff. The current addresses and contact details are as follows:


Via Piero Gobetti 93/3
40129 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 6357-200
PEC (certified email address):


Saupfercheckweg 1
69117 Heidelberg, Germany


Commercial register: HRB 720310, Local Court Mannheim

VAT Identification Number: DE 296943397


Managing Director: Federico Ferrini

Project Manager: Wolfgang Wild

Project Scientist: Roberta Zanin

CTA Project Office:

Alba Fernández-Barral

CTAO Outreach, Education and Communication Officer


The Heidelberg office is located on the campus of the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics in Heidelberg. Entry is restricted.  Contact the CTAO in order to receive further guidance.

The Bologna office is located within the Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF) premises in a new building shared with the Bologna University Department of Physics and Astronomy.