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Nights of the falling stars

Museo del cielo e della terra - Vicolo Baciadonne, 1

San Giovanni in Persiceto (BO)

Saint Laurence's night, August 10th, is known in Italy as "the night of the shooting stars". During that night, and the ones immediately following it, "Persiceteidi" are an occasion to observe the midsummer's night sky and enjoy some of its beautiful lights.

The Museo del Cielo e della Terra of San Giovanni in Persiceto dedicates three nights to observing shooting stars, with free admission to the Municipal Observatory Giorgio Abetti and the opportunity to spend the night lying on the lawn surrounding the Observatory hill, in the hopes of spotting the light trail of shooting stars.

An occasion to watch the sky through the telescope set up in one of the most important astronomical areas of Italy, with the help of the amateur astronomers of the Astrofili Persicetani group, based in San Giovanni in Persiceto.

The municipal observatory Giorgio Abetti, located in the Museo del cielo e della terra next to the Planetarium, features a heliostat and a reflecting telescope that allows you to see the shadows and craters on the moon, the phases of Mercury and Venus, the ice poles of Mars, cloudy bands and Jupiter Galilean satellites.

Both the Observatory and the Planetarium are located in the middle of the botanical garden, a green area surrounded by three hundred species of plants belonging to the natural flora of the Emilia Romagna region.

Date: the event will be held from Aug 10, 2018 to Aug 12, 2018

Event timetable: from 9 pm to 11 pm

Entrance: free entry

A towel or mat is recommended in order to sit on the grass.

By Pianura Bolognese editorial staff (Jul 27, 2018)

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