MOUNTAIN_SCIENCE

Monday, 25 July until Friday, 29 July 2016

For more than 25 years, the international community of astrophysicians has been meeting in the village of the Three Peaks. In 2008, the "Sexten Center for Astrophysics" was established here. This summer, in cooperation with the Sesto Tourism Association, the scientists will address the lay public in more style in ASTROPHYSICISTS WEEK.

They will explain astrophysics to children and families in a vivid and playful manner in the astro laboratory in the congress centre Casa Sesto. Dr. Conrad Böhm, the scientific co-ordinator at the Astronomical Institute of the University of Trieste, will bring the sky closer to visitors on a Star Trek.
In the company of the research scientist the sparkling night sky over the Three Peaks nature park promises poetic and insightful experiences. Young and old hobby astronomers learn more about the universe at a presentation astronomer Conrad will give on the Tuesday of the astronomy week.

The venues for the events during the whole week are Casa Sesto and the primary school of Sesto, where Italian astronomer Massimo Ramella will tell children about the solar system in the specially set-up astrophysics laboratory and introduce his new book. The scientific expert on the structure of the universe is also the leading European expert for teaching astronomy to children. In the children’s theatre in Sesto the Italian story teller Andrea Valente whisks children into theatre heaven when his story “big bang boh” tells your young ones about the world of the grown-ups and the grown-ups about the world of the young ones.

Highlight for all generations is an encounter with astronaut and physicist Umberto Guidoni who in 1996 was a member of the scientific space missions on space shuttle Columbia and in 2001 on space shuttle Endeavour.



Program
All the events are in German and Italian language.

Monday, 25.07.2016
11.30 am to 1.00 pm: visit to the Sesto sundial with Dr Conrad Böhm
9.30 pm to 10.30 pm: star walk in Val Fiscalina with Dr Conrad Böhm

Thuesday, 26.07.2016
4.30 pm to 6.00 pm: Presentation for children and families by Dr Conrad Böhm
9.30 pm to 10.30 pm: star walk in Val Fiscalina with Dr Conrad Böhm

Wednesday, 27.07.2016
4.30 pm to 6.00 pm: "bing bang boh" theatre for children; story time with Dr Andrea Valente
9.30 pm to 10.30 pm: star walk in Val Fiscalina with Dr Conrad Böhm

Thursday, 28.07.2016
11.30 am to 1.00 pm: visit to the Sesto sundial with Dr Conrad Böhm
4.30 pm to 6.00 pm: astronomy laboratory "the solar system" for children with Dr. Massimo Ramella
11.00 am to 4.00 pm: story time and introduction of book by the well-known astronaut Umberto Guidoni

Friday, 29.07.2016
11.30 am to 1.00 pm: visit to the Sesto sundial with Dr Conrad Böhm
9.00 pm to 10.30 pm: introduction of the book "Stars, Planets and Galaxies" with Dr Massimo Ramella



For registrations,
contact the Sesto Tourism Association, Info@sexten.it

Information
on the "Sexten Center for Astrophysics" and its summer conference programme in Sesto can be found at www.sexten-CFA.eu


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