Museo Galileo is pleased to join the 2021 edition of Bright-Night, a project for the autonomy of young people supported by Regione Toscana, with two initiatives (in Italian).
The Fra Mauro world map - 25 September, at 11.00 am and at 12.00 pm
What was the image of the world in the mid-15th century? Filippo Camerota, Deputy Director of Museo Galileo, will show visitors the monumental globe created around 1450 by the Camaldolese monk Fra Mauro, which represents a compendium of the geographical novelties and 'literary' discoveries available at that time.
The first telescopes and the rediscovery of the cosmos - 25 September, at 4.00 pm and at 5.00 pm
A journey with the curator Giorgio Strano on the trail of the first instruments that made it possible to explore the sky: thanks to increasingly improved lenses, the known stars revealed unexpected physiognomies and new stars were added to those of the old Ptolemaic cosmos.
Free participation upon reservation at 0039 055 265311.
Date: 25 September 2021
Duration: about 30 minutes
Reservations required: tel. 055 265311 (Mon-Fri 9.00-18.00; Sat 9.00-13.00)
Maximum number of participants: 10 people per turn