100 Hours of Astronomy Registered Events: ITALY
INAF100Hours – Live observing with Copernico Asiago Telescope : Asiago, Italy

Organiser: INAF National Institute for Astrophysics

Event Date(s): January 12-13, 2019

About: Two exciting observing sessions, on 12th and 13th January, during which you’ll see how professional astronomers observe the sky with the largest telescope in Italy, the 182cm Copernico telescope in Asiago. 
In these particular nights 46P/Wirtanen and 38P/Stephan-Oterma comets will be observed together with planet Mars, Pleiades and the Orion Nebula. To allow the maximum sharing of this event a live broadcasting on Youtube channel will be active.  For information and the final link to the live streaming visit our FB page 

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Contact: Simone Zaggia

Destination Moon (short movie + lunatario) : Bologna, Italy

Organiser: INAF - OAS Bologna with Cineteca di Bologna

Event Date(s): January 10-13, 2019

About: Destination moon is a way to engage children (4/5yrs old) and look at the moon and its exploration from different point of view. In the framework of a larger collaboration with Cineteca di Bologna we developed this activity that includes the projection of short animated movies from Cineteca historical archives and an experience with our lunatario. Lunatario is a a giant octagonal box with 8 holes and a light beam. Kids can look through the 8 holes and rediscover the moon and its phases realizing by them self the shape of the moon and the importance of the relative position between the sun and the observer. This activity can be booked until june 2019.

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Contact: Sara Ricciardi

At the End of Time - Astronomical, Astrophysical and Cosmological time: Bologna, Italy

Organiser: INAF-Astrophysical and Space Science Obervatory

Event Date(s): January 10, 2019

About: Within the science cafe of the Sabin high school we will discuss  the various visions of time (circular or time arrow) that one can encounter in science. In particular, we will discuss how these concepts interact with the astronomical, astrophysical and cosmological theories

Contact: Sandro Bardelli

When Atoms Become Inflamed - From Big Bang to Fireworks: Bologna, Italy

Organiser: Unijunior and INAF-Astrophysical and Space Science Observatory

Event Date(s): January 12, 2019

About: We will follow the birth and transformations of atoms in a lecture that joins both astronomers and chemical researchers. They will explain with demonstrations how the various elements formed within the stars and how
the researchers recognize them with the spectra features.

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Contact: Sandro Bardelli

Holidays in the Solar System: Bologna, Italy

Organiser: INAF-Astrophysics and Space Science Observatory

Event Date(s): January 11, 2019

About: With experiments and exhibits we explore the possibility to live in the various planets of Solar System. We will show (as an example) how to boil water with a vacuum pump in order to show that liquid water cannot exist without atmosphere. 

Contact: Sandro Bardelli

INAF100Hours: Ghost hunting: Bologna (Castenaso), Italy

Organiser: INAF OAS Bologna

Event Date(s): January 9, 2019

About: Hands-on activity to help students to better understand the light, through the construction of a spectroscope that allows them to discover the spectrum of the light. Students can see the spectra of different bulbs, continuum spectrum Vs line spectrum produced by atoms of a specific element, and discover the IR light using a thermo-camera.

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Contact: Maura Sandri

Moongazing with students: Bruneck, Italy

Organiser: Astronomy group of the Cusanusgymnaium Bruneck

Event Date(s): January 12, 2019

About: We observe the moon through the telescope od the torretta observatory in Bruneck. Especially school’s students are welcome as observers, but also the public. The event starts at 6 pm and lasts until 9pm. 

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Contact: Christof Wiedemair

INAF100Hours: A Masterclass in Radioastronomy: Cagliari, Italy

Organiser: INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Cagliari with the Physics Department of Cagliari University

Event Date(s): January 11, 2019

About: The masterclass is addressed to 40 motivated students of the last years of Sardinian high schools, who will be given the opportunity to carry out experimental activities in the field of astrophysics, such as measurements of radiofrequency signals and calculation of the mass of the black hole at the center of our galaxy, comparing their measurement with literature data. Students will be assisted in this activity by young researchers and will use simple experimental data processing software. 

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Contact: Sabrina Milia

100 Hours of Astronomy at Catania Astrophysical Observatory: Catania, Italy

Organiser: INAF - Catania Astrophysical Observatory

Event Date(s): January 10-13, 2019

About: A program of lectures (about exoplanets, moon Apollo missions, dark matter and dark energy) to general audience and observation of the sun (photosphere and chromosphere)

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Contact: Giuseppe Cutispoto

INAF100Hours: The Moon, 50 years later: Faenza, Italy

Organiser: INAF OAS Bologna

Event Date(s): January 10-13, 2019

About: Public conference to discover our satellite and retrace the fundamental stages of the Moon race.

Contact: Maura Sandri

INAF100: Osservazione del Cielo ad Arcetri: Firenze, Italy

Organiser: INAF Osservatorio di Arcetri

Event Date(s): January 12-13, 2019

About: Observation evening of the sky. The astronomers of the Arcetri Observatory guide the audience to the discovery of the sky of the month, with observations of the Moon and other visible objects, through the Friends Telescope.

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Contact: Niccolo' Bucciantini

Afternoon with the Stars: Genoa, Italy

Organiser: Osservatorio Astronomico del Righi

Event Date(s): January 13, 2019

About: Several projection under the dome of two planetariums about planets, sun, moon, meteorites till 15:00 o'clock to 18:00 o'clock. At 18 obervation through the telescope of the Observatory

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Contact: Walter Riva

Starry Nights: Genoa, Italy

Organiser: Osservatorio Astronomico del Righi

Event Date(s): January 12, 2019

About: Observation through the telescope of the Observatory of the main objects of a winter starry night and projection under the dome of the planetarium on the sky of tonight

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Contact: Walter Riva

The great "G" in the sky: Latina, Italy

Organiser: Associazione Pontina di Astronomia

Event Date(s): January 11, 2019

About: In winter six of the most beautiful constellations, and their stars, draw a great G in our sky. The Associazione Pontina di Astronomia observatory will be freely open for the 100 Hours of Astronomy to show the deep sky objects located in these constellations: the Taurus, Auriga, Gemini, Canis Minor, Canis Major and the amazing Orion! Expert amateur astronomers will drive the audience to the discovery of the winter sky with exciting myths and science explanations. 

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Contact: Andrea Alimenti

INAF100Hours: Mapping the radio Sun: Medicina, Italy

Organiser: INAF National Institute for Astrophysics

Event Date(s): January 11-12, 2019

About: The event focuses on live solar observations, at the radio frequency of 26 GHz, performed with a 32-m radio telescope. Pre-booked high-school students will gather at the Medicina Visitor Centre, receiving an appropriate introduction to radioastronomy and, in particular, to the production of the single-dish solar map that will take place during their visit. Two sessions are foreseen: one on January 11th, the other on January 12th, the latter being open to pre-booked amateur astronomers and general public as well as students. 

Event Page / More Information: More event information can be found here.

Contact: Simona Righini

Jumping between the Planets: Merate, Italy

Organiser: INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera - Merate

Event Date(s): January 10, 2019

About: Astronomy, live music and easy games for a planetary journey between mysteries and new discoveries on our Solar System.

Contact: Monica Sperandio

Observation Night with the Ruths Telescope: Merate, Italy

Organiser: INAF- Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera-Merate

Event Date(s): January 11, 2019

About: Astronomers will guide the audience in observing the Moon and other celestial objects through the Ruths telescope

Contact: Monica Sperandio

Open Night: Merate, Italy

Organiser: INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera-Merate

Event Date(s): January 10, 2019

About: Open night at the Observatory of Brera-Merate, to show the frontiers of scientific and technological innovation in astronomy. Our researchers will take you through the laboratories and telescopes of Merate, to discover modern research and our dear old sky.

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Contact: Monica Sperandio

Astronomy and Fashion: Milano - Cesano Maderno, Italy

Organiser: INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera

Event Date(s): January 10, 2019

About: In a brilliant and original conference, we'll discover an unattended familiarity between astronomy and fashion, from the choice of materials to the so called "space-fashion"

Event Page / More Information: More event information can be found here

Contact: Ilaria Arosio

INAF100Hours: Deep Sky: Milano, Italy

Organiser: INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera

Event Date(s): January 11, 2019

About: Beyond the stars we can see with our naked eyes there is more and much more... How we discovered that? And how we can study what is so far form us and apparently invisible? A courious mind, a little bit of perspective and some proportions can help us understand how deep is the sky.

Event Page / More Information: More event information can be found here

Contact: Ilaria Arosio

INAF100Hours: MusAB Open Day: Milano, Italy

Organiser: INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera

Event Date(s): January 13, 2019

About: The instrument gallery of the Astronomical Observatory in Brera will be open and free from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Museum’s collection features the astronomical instruments used by the Brera astronomers over 250 years, from the early days of the Observatory to the 1970’s

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To the conquest of the Moon: Modena, Italy

Organiser: Civico Planetario "Francesco Martino"

Event Date(s): January 13, 2019

About: The "Francesco Martino" Planetarium in Modena offers an afternoon activity for families and children (from 5 to 11 years old). The activities are designed to introduce in a simple and fun way the fascinating world of astronomy and the discovery of the objects of the sky in a thematic path that arouses the interest of children and awakens the curiosity of adults.
The activity has a duration of about 2 hours and includes two parts a disclosure in the dome, including the observation of the starry sky, and a workshop where children and parents will have the opportunity to create nice jobs related to the topic presented.

Event Page / More Information: More event information can be found here

Contact: Enrico Artioli

INAF100Hours: Solar Variability and impact to Earth's atmosphere: Monte Porzio Catone, Rome, Italy

Organiser: Francesco D'Alessio

Event Date(s): January 10, 2019

About: How the Solar Variability has impacted to Earth? We know the Earth temperature grew up during last centuries. But what is the Solar component to this changing? A group of researchers from INAF, CNR, ENEA and a member of EarthDay Italy will try to give a response. Visits to Rome Astronomical Observatory Solar Telescope PSPT and solar observations with MPT outreach telescope will be planned for high school students. 

Event Page / More Information: More event information can be found here

Contact: Francesco D'Alessio

Il Planetario dell'Epifania: Naples, Italy

Organiser: INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte

Event Date(s): January 11, 2019

About: The audience will can take a virtual journey of the sky having a rendez-vous with planets, constellations, galaxies, nebulae and supernovae. Then, it will explore the wonders of the cosmos using the telescopes of the Observatory.

Event Page / More Information: More event information can be found here

Contact: Mauro Gargano

 

School of Stars: Naples, Italy

Organiser: INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte

Event Date(s): January 11, 2019

About: Astronomers will present students with the main fields of astronomical activities in which the Capodimonte researchers are involved. Then the Capodimonte astronomers will guide the students both to a virtual observation of the sky in the "Juri Gagarin" planetarium, and to the observations of the Sun using also an H-Alpha filter.

Event Page / More Information: More event information can be found here

Contact: Luciano Terranegra

INAF100Hours: Astronomia per la Notte Nazionale dei Licei Classici: Palermo, Italy

Organiser: Liceo Classico "G. Garibaldi" and INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo

Event Date(s): January 11, 2019

About: Conference and Star party at the premises of the Classical High School "G. Garibaldi", to enjoy the National Night of Classical High Schools in Italy.  

Contact: Antonio Maggio

INAF100Hours: A hike among the stars at the Hermitage of San Felice: Palermo (Trabia), Italy

Organiser: INAF IASF Palermo

Event Date(s): January 12, 2019

About: After a brief walk in a natural reserve we will reach the medieval Hermitage of San Felice, with its spectacular view. Here, our researchers will guide the public in the discovery of the winter sky.

Contact: Valentina La Parola

INAF100Hours: Let's light the constellations: Pianoro (BO), Italy

Organiser: INAF OAS Bologna

Event Date(s): January 11, 2019

About: Maker experience that brings students closer to Electronics, using Astronomy as a common layer to create a final product with a great visual impact: a paper circuit in which the constellations light up, reproducing the brightness of the stars.

Event Page / More Information: More event information can be found here

Contact: Maura Sandri

Cosmic Terrace: Pino Torinese, Italy

Organiser: Infini.to - Turin Planetarium

Event Date(s): January 12-13, 2019

During the evening people can visit the Interactive Space Museum and watch the Planetarium show about the evening sky. Then they can see the sky from the terrace of the museum by naked eye and with a telescope (only with good weather).

Event Page / More Information: More event information can be found here

Contact: Simona Rachetto

Views of the Sky: Pino Torinese, Italy

Organiser: Infini.to - Turin Planetarium

Event Date(s): January 12-13, 2019

About: Turin Planetarium will be use the technology of the digital planetarium to lead the audience into a virtual observation of the sky. Observing the sky to unaided eye, month by month, season by season at different latitudes, we can see that the sky is continuosly changing. The planets’ trail on the zodiacal belt, the meteor showers and special alignments playing through ancient mithological histories: the giant Orion fallen in love with the Pleiades, the Lion defeated by Hercules, the princess Andromeda saved from the sea monster… The story about the seasonal sky is improved by astronomical events, new discoveries and pictures taken by the satelites in the space missions.
Then starting with a view of the sky with the naked eye, through Galileo’s telescope, up to the revolutionary Hubble Space Telescope, we will retrace the fascinating revolutions in the vision of the cosmos, every day more complex and wonderful. Two talks will also take place  in collaboration with Astrophysical Observatory of Turin – National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF) and Italian Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN):

-12 January (5:30pm) Astronomy and Space-Time, from the origin to the end of Time in shaping the Universe with Mariateresa Crosta (INAF): The 100 years that celebrate the IAU foundation also mark the 100 years from the experiment that confirmed Einstein's theory of gravity, the theory that shapes our Universe over a range of sixty orders of magnitude. In the past, Astronomy has helped us to perceive and quantify Space and Time, make predictions through observations, and understand the fundamental mechanisms of nature. But Einstein told us that space-time is one elastic continuum, so today's Astronomy works with new tools to map and explore the Universe, in which even our traditional concept of Time might not exist anymore.

-13 January (5:30pm) A journey into Extreme Universe with Luca Latronico (INFN): The 100th birthday of IAU occurs at the beginning of a new era of astrophysics, powered by new observations of energetic photons at the extreme boundary of the electromagnetic spectrum and new particle messengers from the cosmos. Luca Latronico, a researcher from the Italian Institute of Nuclear Physics, will guide the audience in a journey towards upcoming discoveries on the Extreme Universe enable by some of the most advanced telescopes operating today on observations of gamma rays and gravitational waves.

Event Page / More Information: More event information can be found here

Contact: Simona Rachetto

L'INFINITO e il COSMO: planets beyond known horizons: Recanati, Italy

Organiser: Liceo Scientifico G. Leopardi Recanati, MC, Italy

Event Date(s): January 11, 2019

About: In the bicentenary anniversary of the most famous poetry, L'INFINITO of G. Leopardi (to whom the IAU dedicated one of the craters of planet Mercury), we will discuss the link between literature and Astrophysics.
From the explorations of our own Solar System and the results just gathered from the New Horizons probe and Ultima Thule, towards the 'infinity' of worlds we discover on a daily basis, their diversity and the quest for Earth-2.0 and potential 'alien' life. The Scientist Dr. F. Faedi, expert in exoplanets and one of the very few experts world wide of planetary transits around white dwarf stars, born in the Marche region, will speak about this topic and connect with Astronomers around the globe. The students of Liceo Scientifico G. Leopardi in Recanati (home town of the poet), will have the unique opportunity to observe (during commissioning) the new telescope SAINT-EX (in honour of Saint Exupery) with Dr. Y. Gomez Maqueo Chew from Mexico. 
This events aims at opening new horizons, like only Astronomy can do, in particular for students coming from an economically depressed region of Italy, hit hardly by a terrible earthquake in 2016/2017.

Event Page / More Information: More event information can be found here

Contact: Dr. F. Faedi

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