The event is organized by the FiumArt cultural association.
The symposium will be held in the ancient village of Fiumefreddo Bruzio on 26 and 27 June 2021, the event will have as main guest Dr. Carolyn Porco, NASA scientist and researcher, originally from Fiumefreddo, on this occasion the Municipal Administration will confer on Dr. Porco the honorary citizenship.
The title of the symposium will be "Women and the stars" the role of women in scientific space research.
The following researchers and scientists will participate as speakers at the symposium:
Dr. Carolyn Porco NASA scientist and researcher (head of mission Cassini probe on Saturn)
Dr. Sandra Savaglio Professor of Unical Astrophysics and Councilor for Scientific Research of the Calabria Region.
Dr Samantha Cristoforetti Astronaut European Space Agency.
Dr. Simonetta Di Pippo responsible for the United Nations for Space.
Dr. Marica Branchesi Astrophysicist and Vice President of the International Astronomical Union.
Dr. Paola Santini INAF Astrophysicist
Dr. Sara Motta Research astrophysicist of the European Space Agency, University of Oxford
Dr. Valentina Vladimirovna Tereskova Cosmonaut and Russian Politics (first woman in space)
The moderator of the event will be Dr. Rossella Panaresi, editor-in-chief of radio Rai 3 (radio science)
Piero Angela writer, journalist and author of TV programs
Prof. Fausto Perri former Vice President of the Italian Space Agency
Prof.re Pino Zappala 'Extramuseum for scientific dissemination - Science Center-Turin
Dr. Sandra Savaglio Unical astrophysicist
Dr. Francesco Veltri Unical
In addition to the Symposium, a temporary exhibition on space research will be held in collaboration with NASA, ESA and the city of stars in Russia, the exhibition will be set up in the exhibition halls of the Castello della Valle in Fiumefreddo Bruzio historic center and will last four months, from 28 June 2021 to 30 October 2021.
The event is sponsored by the following institutions:
Presidency of the Council of Ministers
Ministry of Scientific Research and Universitie
Ministry of Economic Development
Ministry of the South and of Social Cohesion
Municipality of Fiumefreddo Bruzio
University of Calabria (Rector)
Department of Physics Unical
Institute of Aerospace Medicine
Department of Computer Engineering Electronic Modeling and Systems Engineering Unical
Italian Systems Engineering Association.
Russian federation embassy Roma ( TBC ) Cultural division
During the three days of the event, in collaboration with the Calabria Film Commission in co-production with Rai, a documentary film lasting 55 minutes will be shot within the exhibition | Space Adventure and the village of Fiumefreddo with the protagonists of the Symposium.
Our event has an international caliber, it will be followed by a multitude of media on a global level, moreover the exhibition will have an estimated presence of about 60,000 visitors, therefore the visibility of our sponsors will be guaranteed for the duration of 4 months.