Program

Wednesday, 11 July

 

10:30                    Reception & Coffee Break

11:00 – 11:30     Opening remarks

11:30 – 12:00     Introduction to the Workshop Objectives and Participants

Session Best Practice      Chair: Silvia Casu – INAF Cagliari

12:00 – 12:35     Tania Johnston, ESO Supernova – Germany (Invited Speaker)

Expectation vs reality of tourist visits to professional observatories

12:35 – 12:55      Stefania Varano, INAF-Istituto di Radioastronomia di Bologna – Italy

Impossible not to notice

13:00 – 14:30     Lunch

Session Best Practice      Chair: Tania Johnston – ESO Supernova

14:30 – 15:05     Stefano Giovanardi, Rome Planetarium – Italy (Invited Speaker)

Tourists of the Sky: from the Planetarium to the Real World. Engaging the Public in a Personal Awareness of the Universe

15:05 – 15:25      Claudio C. Mallamaci, National University of San Juan – Argentina

July 2, 2019: Helios’ corona shines in the skies of Chile and Argentina

15:25 – 15:45      Emanuele Pace – OPC and Firenze University

Astro-tourism in Chianti

15:45 – 16:30     Coffee Break

Session Intercultural      Chair: Adriana Postiglione, Roma Tre University – Italy

16:30 – 17:05     Sona Farmanyan, Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory – Armenia (Invited Speaker)

Tour product development in Astro Tourism

17:05 – 17:25      Germano Bruno Afonso, Centro Universitário Internacional UNINTER – Brasil

The Milky Way and the Indigenous Way           (Cancelled)

17:25 – 17:55       Giangiacomo Gandolfi, SIA – Planetario di Roma

Discovering and Exploiting the Italian Cultural Astronomical Heritage: the contribution of the Società Italiana di Archeoastronomia (SIA)

 

19:00 – 20:30    Welcome Drink – Visit to Casa Sola winery

Thursday, 12 July

 

Session Inclusion      Chair: Stefania Varano, INAF Bologna

09:00 – 09:35    Amelia Ortiz-Gil, Universidad de Valencia – Spain (Invited Speaker)

 A Universal Design of Learning approach to astronomical activities with the public

09:35 – 09:55     Andrea Alimenti, Associazione Pontina di Astronomia – Italy

“Stelle per Tutti”: inclusive science communication among Italian amateur astronomers community

09:55 – 10:15     Olayinka Fagbemiro, National Space Research and Development Agency, Abuja – Nigeria

Astronomy as a tool for gender inclusion in astro-tourism

10:15 – 10:35      Emanuele Pace – OPC and Firenze University

Stars beyond darkness: an astronomy experience for blind people    (Visit on site)

10:35 – 10:55     Stefano Sandrelli, INAF – Italy

Martina Tremenda’s adventures in space: labs and theatre for kids

11:00 – 11:30      Coffee Break

Session Best Practices      Chair: Laura Daricello, INAF Palermo

11:30 – 11:50       Angelo Adamo, INAF-OAPA, Palermo – Italy

Picking up brooms, collecting photons

11:50 – 12:10      Chatief Kunjaya, Universitas Ma Chung – Indonesia

The Potential of Astro-tourism in Indonesia: a Geographic, Climatic and Cultural perspective

12:10 – 12:30      Federico Di Giacomo, Il planetario.it Bologna, Italy

A Journey in Dante’s cosmology with a 3D Planetarium

12:30 – 12:50      Anna Maria Sambuco, Stella Errante – Italy

The journey as an astronomical tool for knowledge and tourism

12:50 – 14:15      Lunch

Session Best Practices      Chair: Amelia Ortiz-Gil, Universidad de Valencia

14:15 – 14:50      Giuliano Tallone, Regional Tourism Agency – Lazio Region (Invited Speaker)

The Sky above Rome: experiences in astronomy public outreach in the region of the Eternal City.

14:50 – 15:10      Caterina Boccato, INAF Padova – Italy

Education & Public Outreach activities in Asiago Observing facilities  

15:10 – 15:30      Marco Valdes Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy

VISIONS: from research to outreach

15:30 – 15:50      Ilaria De Angelis, Roma Tre University, Italy

Under the sky of the Regional Natural Parks of Lazio

15:50 – 16:30     Coffee Break

Session Intercultural      Chair: Laura Daricello, INAF Palermo

16:30 – 17:05      Chiara Di Benedetto, Bas Bleu – Italy (Invited Speaker)

Science as cultural project: an astro-touristic guide to Padova

17:05 – 17:25      Alessandra Zanazzi, INAF Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri

The astro-tourism project in Florence

17:25 – 17:45      Adriana Postiglione, Roma Tre University – Italy

Ecomuseum: from Cosmos to Earth to life to culture

17:45 – 18:05      Antonio Di Trapani, INAF Palermo – Italy

In the footsteps of Father Secchi, a Jesuit astronomer in Palermo: a cultural walking tour

 

19:30 – 22:30     Social dinner at the Osservatorio Polifunzionale del Chianti

 

Friday, 13 July

 

Session Best Practices     Chair: Alessandra Zanazzi, INAF Arcetri

10:00 – 10:35    Renzo Turatto,  OCSE, Italy (Invited Speaker)

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development promoting policies for astro-tourism

10:35 – 10:55      Giulia Amodeo, INAF Palermo – Italy

The ASTROSMART projectAn experiment of scientific tourism at INAF – OAPa

10:55 – 11:15       Silvia Casu, INAF Cagliari, Italy

Astrotourism in Sardinia: challenges and opportunities

11:15 – 11:45        Coffee Break

11:45 – 13:00      Round table & discussion       Chair: Renzo Turatto

13:00 – 14:30     Lunch

14:30 – 16:00     Final discussion and drawing up of a guidelines

16:00                     THE END: DON’T PANIC!

 

So let’s have a bite to eat.

The Restaurant at the End of the Universe is just around.