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The event "Festival of Space," for
entry completely free and open to all, has always set itself the
primary objective of popularizing science through simple and
direct forms. Then reach people directly and without too much
formalism and mathematical laws. The event offers the novice and
impassioned, a series of activities that range across the fields
of science-themed space. All through a series of events that are
prepared with care and attention many months before the event
Every activity that the event
offers, the best advisers and the most important personalities
in the industry are engaged in. The scientific material of great
importance, is made available thanks to the "Centro Astronomico
Sidereus" which operates in the town of Salve (Lecce). The
proposed activities of the Festival of space are:
The Science Gallery is in an area where there may be
opportunities for visitors, an approach to a series of
scientific instruments they can touch and test. Also in the
Science Gallery is prepared a series of scientific experiments
in which the parties will benefit with our help. The scientific
instruments will aim to participate in "first person" the
visitor, it will be physically involved in the various
experiments proposed to make an idea much more effective and
lasting physical principle that the experiment that aims to
highlight. Once again, this approach is "friendly" with which
visitors can try their hand and then draw the maximum benefit
obtained from it.
The experience in a planetarium can reproduce the night sky with
all the stars, planets and other objects visible in the sky.
Moreover, the visit within this structure gives the feeling of
being really under the starry night sky, but more is possible:
• simulate the sky observable at the poles, the equator or any
other terrestrial latitude;
• simulate the movement of the heavens, the planets and the Moon
on its background;
• projecting the mythological figures that lend their names to
various constellations, so as to make a lasting impression;
• project the main systems of celestial coordinates for the
rapid and efficient understanding of the functioning.
As described above, can not be observed under a real sky can be
simulated within the Travelling Planetarium of the Astronomy
Complex "Sidereus" directed by Lecci (www.sidereus.info).
The Planetarium is placed in the
hall of the event and can be visited by anyone wishing to be
fascinated by the sky and the mysteries of the starry sky. The
facility can accommodate groups of 20-25 people at a time and
duration of each simulation, which will be held by Lecci, can be
completed in 20 minutes.
• The dome of the planetarium has a diameter of approximately
• structure height is 3 meters;
• within the structure will depend on a sound system independent;
• Planetarium can accommodate groups of 20-25 people at a time.
Inside the exhibition "Festival of Space" there is an area
dedicated to exhibitions, from year to year, are prepared to
allow people to see objects of great scientific value and of
great cultural and popular significance. Exhibitions will be
prepared to object travels in space, meteorites (basaltic
Martian and lunar), models of NASA space shuttles, spacesuits,
sundials and other material.
The Organizing Committee, to meet public expectations and to
convey greater scientific event invites people of great calibre.
In the past we hosted celebrities as the astronaut Umberto
Guidoni, former president of the Italian Space Agency Prof.
Guerriero, the project manager of the space probe Mars Express
PFS and researchers of the Gran Sasso.