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A night Among stars and lapillus

Objective

2009 will be the world year of Astronomy with a special dedication to Galileo to celebrate the astronomic discoveries of Galileo Galilei. We decided to anticipate this event in our researchers’ night focusing it on the astronomy field. For this reason the main partners will be INAF (National Institute for Astrophysics) Capodimonte Observatory, without excluding our traditional partners Vesuvian Observatory, INOA and San Pietro a Majella Conservatory. The activities will set in Piazza Dante and in the beautiful cloister and auditorium of Conservatory, to guarantee the necessary in-door and out- door spaces. Piazza Dante will host the researchers stands, aimed to show the researchers’ activities, interactive experiments, videos, instruments and to talk and make acquaintance with researchers; a portable planetarium, the running music of Contrabbanda and the children dedicated shows of “Le Nuvole” (see their web site at www.lenuvole.com ): their stars related street-art performances with jugglers playing as researchers and a piece on Galileo’s life. A digital photographic challenge: “shot the researchers’ night”, open to researchers and public, will also take place between 18,00 and 21,00 and the winner of both categories will be awarded with a diploma and a dinner for four people. As contraposition to the planetarium a special area will host a simulation of heartquakes. A chorus of researchers leaded by maestro Lo Gatto and his wife Donatella (researcher in chemistry) will re-interpret ancient villanelle of Galileo’s time with modern rhythms of jazz, rock pop music. The cloister of Conservatorio will host the photographic exhibition “portrait of a researcher” with an extra section for Italian Flickr bloggers (Flickr is the most famous photo-blog, to have an idea see www.flickr.com ) while the awarding ceremony will be held in the auditorium followed by a performance of videos on Galileo’s discoveries and music composed by students of Music Apllied to Multimedia corse.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/astronomy/history of astronomy

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-NIGHT-2008
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

Dicocom s.r.l.
Address
Via Pessina 81
-80135 Napoli
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 27 791,50
Administrative Contact
Paolo Cutolo (Prof.)

Participants (4)

National Institute of Astrophisics - Astronomical Observatory of Capodimonte
Italy
EU contribution
€ 4 250
Address
Salita Moiariello 16
-80131 Naples
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maria Teresa Fulco (Dr.)
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI GEOFISICA E VULCANOLOGIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 3 600
Address
Via Di Vigna Murata 605
00143 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Magda De Lucia (Dr.)
CNR - INOA National Institute of Applied Optics
Italy
EU contribution
€ 2 000
Address
Via Campi Flegrei 34
80078 Pozzuoli
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alessandra Rocco (Prof.)
Conservatorio di musica di Napoli
Italy
EU contribution
€ 2 358,50
Address
Via San Pietro A Majella 35
80138 Naples
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lucio Maria Lo Gatto (Prof.)