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Cinquant'anni di Astronomia a Bologna

Science, technique, amateur astronomers and scientists 1967-2017

From: 28/04/2017 - To: 28/05/2017

Museo del Patrimonio Industriale Via della Beverara, 123 - Bologna

Phone +39 051 6356611

Fax +39 051 6346053

Date of last update: 16/05/2017, 09:58

The exhibition Cinquant'anni di Astronomia a Bologna (50 years of Astronomy in Bologna) shows the astounding developement of amateur astronomy techniques since 1967, year of birth for Associazione Astrofili Bolognesi, the local Bologna town Astronomy club, who also founded the Italian club (UAI) and the International one (IUAA).
On show a series of 27 posters. Each poster amazes with a breathtaking photograph of one of the sky marvels, not only describing the nature of its subject and its importance for our understanding of the Universe, but also the photograpic techniques which made it possible to take such an image by amateur equipments - which also means: mainly thanks to hard and time consuming volunteer job. Images are not only as beauty: they also represent a mean of active research, usually helping the professional research but sometimes by overriding it in discoveries. Historical instruments from both the Club and the ancient “Museo della Specola” of Bologna University are exhibited.
In the weekends, hands-on activities, skywatching by telescopes and intriguing conferences are also in the programme.

Further information and updates www.museibologna.it/patrimonioindustriale

  • From: 28/04/2017
  • To: 28/05/2017

Tuesday to Friday 09:00AM - 01:00PM; Saturday 09:00AM - 01:00PM and 03:00PM - 06:00PM; Sunday 03:00PM - 06:00PM. Closed on Mondays and midweek holidays

Museum entrance ticket full € 5.00, reduction € 3.00.
Conferences, hands-on activities and telescope skywatching are free; previous reservation required within Fridays, by phone at +39 051 6356611.

50 years of Astronomy in Bologna