Notti d’estate at Arcetri in Florence

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The Notti d’estate at Arcetri return

For the sixth consecutive year tornano the Notti d’estate (summer nights) come back at Arcetri . This is a series of events aimed at bringing the general public tothe world of science and especially astronomy. Notti d’estate it is not only science; in addition to appointments with astronomy there will be livemusic and also an art workshop dedicated to children. Very welcome news this year are the so-called “apericene” (aperitif-dinner) prepared by I Ragazzi di Sipario.

Notti d’estate gather science, music, food and also social inclusion, in the beautiful location of Arcetri.

Le Notti d'estate at Arcetri Theatre of the Sky
Theatre of the Sky

Arcetri and the Theatre of the Sky

The Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory is located in one of themost beautiful areas of Florence. The hillside location close to the historic center ensures that the centre is not only a great vantage point of obesvation of the sky, but also an ideal place to organize cultural events such as those scheduled this summer.

The program

This year’s program, composed of 15 appointments, started the 13th of june and will end the 7th of september. The events will take place every Tuesday and Thursday; at theend of every evening is planned the observation of the sky.

Tuesday 13 june – The discovery of the milky way with Gaia and Gaia-ESO

Thursday15 june – The roar of the black hole

Tuesday 20 june – Ancient and modern astronomy

Thursday 22 june – Concert by Stefano “Cocco” Cantini and Simone Zanchini

Tuesday 27 june – Use the force, Loop!

Thursday 29 june – The dance of galaxies

Tuesday 4 july – Night vision: Silent Moon

Thursday 6 july (h. 7pm) – The hunging sky (Children’s art workshop by association Mus.e)

Tuesday 11 july – The mystery of the ancient astronauts

Thursday 13 july – Between reality and imagination: other habitable worlds, how andwhere to find them?

Tuesday 18 july – European astronomy in China: the Chinese calendar reform inthe 17th century

Thursday 20 july – The mystery of the dark Universe

Tuesday 25 july – The stars at noon: astronomical observations during the long polar night

Thursday 27 july – Planetary Protection: protect the Earth and the Planets from the invasion of  alien microbes

Thursday 7 september – Concert by Barbara Casini and Roberto Taufic

Useful information

Apericena (dinner): 19.45
Shows and conferences: 21.15 (unless otherwise notified)

Apericena: adults 8 euro; children 6 euro
Shows and conferences (suggested contribution): adults 6 euro; children 4 euro
Reservation is required

Where is it:
All events will be at the theater of the Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory. The theater is accessed from Via del Pian dei Giullari 16 rather than the canonical entry of the Observatory located in Largo Enrico Fermi.

Where to park the car:
The best place to park the car is between Via Torre del Gallo and Via Pian dei Giullari.

For more informations please consult the official website.

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