Clouds allowing, eyes and telescopes are skilled on the Moon, which is in ideally suited circumstances to placed on a present. It’s in truth the Worldwide Moon Night time, the long-awaited international occasion promoted by NASA and now in its thirteenth version, devoted to the remark and exploration of our pure satellite tv for pc. The official companions in Italy are the Italian Beginner Astronomers Union and Digital Telescope. This 12 months too, the occasion recorded numerous contributors: over 2,600 occasions have been organized everywhere in the world and round 140 in Italy, which is confirmed as one of the energetic nations in selling the dissemination of astronomy.
On the night time between 21 and 22 October the moon part will probably be within the first quarter: a really perfect situation for admiring the lunar geological formations, particularly alongside the road that separates the illuminated half from the darkish one, the place the shadows will spotlight the mountainous reliefs, the valleys and above all of the numerous affect craters. As common, the occasion can also be a possibility to delve into subjects such because the historical past of house missions and future lunar explorations, but in addition the mythology, music and poems impressed by the Moon. Moreover, this 12 months NASA will even set up dwell streams from around the globe in numerous time slots, to keep in mind the time zones on the assorted continents.
From North to South, many telescopes in Italy will probably be pointed at our satellite tv for pc, from 20 to 22 October, and extra explicit initiatives are additionally deliberate, reminiscent of night time trekking within the Sila plateau and public observations from the battlements of the partitions of the medieval metropolis Alta, in Bergamo. The Digital Telescope will probably be dwell on the internet ranging from 8.00 pm on October twenty first, with the commentary of the astrophysicist and founder Gianluca Masi, who will even present a few of the most stunning pictures of the Moon above the monuments of Rome obtained lately. Lastly, the Nationwide Institute of Astrophysics can also be taking part this 12 months with numerous occasions, from Teramo to the Planetarium of Turin, from Caltagirone (Catania) to the Capodimonte Astronomical Observatory in Naples.
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