Mario Giuseppe Guarcello

Outreach

  • From 2007 to 2010: Since I have started working in the Observatory of Palermo on my graduation thesis in 2007, I have been involved in the organization and realization of the observing nights for the public, visitors and students from the “Museo della Specola” and special events for the public for the Observatory.
  • From 2008 to 2016: I have been a member of the non-profit association “Specula Panormitana”, dedicated to the organization of astronomical events for the public.
  • From 2016: I am one of the founding members of the l.t.d. company “Science & Joy s.r.l.”, dedicated on outreach, teaching, and planning of educational events.

 

In the following, the list of events for the public and students I have organized or I have participated as astronomer and science communicator of the Astronomical Observatory of Palermo and/or Science & Joy and/or PalermoScienza:

 

  • From October 2014 to August 2015: Public observing nights at “Bosco d’Alcamo”, one per month.
  • April 10th 2015: Public observing night as part of the inauguration of the exhibit “da Piazzi a Dawn” at the “Terrazzo delle Cavallerizze” – Palermo
  • April 14th and 16th 2015: Public observations of the Sun organized for students at “Villa Filippina” – Palermo
  • June 5th 2015: Observing night at the high school “Liceo Scientifico Madre Teresa di Calcutta” at Cammarata – Ag
  • June 6th 2015: Public observing night “Light Up” at Villa San Cataldo – Bagheria – Pa
  • August 9th 2015: Public observing night “Balletstronomy” at Villa Lampedusa – Palermo
  • September 19th 2015: Public talk during the event “Night of the Moon” at Villa Lampedusa – Palermo
  • September 25th 2015: Public talk during the event “Researchers Night 2015” at Villa Lampedusa – Palermo
  • December 13th 2015: Public talk during the event “Open Day” at the high school “Liceo Sciascia-Fermi” – Sant’Agata Militello – ME
  • January 15th 2016: Public observing night during the event: “Notte Bianca 2016” at the high school “Liceo Sciascia-Fermi”, Sant’Agata Militello – ME
  • February-March 2016: Set-up of the exhibit: “Starlight – la nascita dell’astrofisica in Italia”
  • March 21st 2016: Public observing night during the inauguration of the exhibit: “Starlight – la nascita dell’astrofisica in Italia”
  • March 30th 2016: Lecture on the Sun at the high school: “Istituto Superiore Mario Rutelli” – Palermo
  • May 9th 2016: Public observation of the transit of Mercury  – Palermo
  • May 23th-24th-25th 2016: I have organized the event “From atoms to Galaxies” part of the three days scientific festival “Pint of Science” – Palermo
  • June 25th 2016: Public observations of Saturn during the event “Occhi su Saturno” – Palermo
  • July 21st 2016: Observing night at Torretta (PA) organized by the Rotary Club Palermo
  • August 10th 2016: Public observing night at Mercato San Lorenzo – Palermo
  • August 17th 2016: Public observing night and lecture on the Solar System at San Fratello (ME) during the music festival Pas de Trai.
  • August 18th 2016: Public observing night from the Castle of San Mauro Castelverde (PA)
  • September 4th: Organizer of the 5 days Science Festival “Orizzonti” at Pollina (PA)
  • September 30th – October 1st 2016: Public observations of the Sun during the “Sun Med Festival” – Palermo
  • September 30th 2016: Public observing night as part of the event “Research Night 2016” – Palermo
  • October 7th 2016: Public observations of the Moon during the event “Notte della Luna” – Villa Filippina – Palermo
  • October 29th 2016: Observations and lectures on the Sun during the “Settimana della Cultura Scientifica” – Palermo
  • January 22nd 2017: Astrokids “How planets form” at Feltrinelli Store, Palermo
  •  February 14th-23rd 2017: Public observations during the event “Esperienza inSegna” 2017
  • May 15th-17th 2017: Coordinator of Pint of Science 2017 – Palermo – From Atoms to Galaxies
  • May 20th 2017: Astronomer for the public observing night during the “Notte dei Musei 2017” – “EcoMuseo del Mare” – Palermo
  • August 1st, August 20th, September 2nd 2017: Astronomer for the public observations at the “Bosco d’Alcamo”
  • August 7th 2017: Astronomer at the public observing night at San Fratello (ME) during the music festival Pas de Trai
  • August 9th-13rd 2017: Participation at the Science Festival of Favara/Agrigento
  • August 18th 2017: Astronomer at the public observing night at San Mauro Castelverde (PA)
  • September 29th 2017: Public Lecture: “La ricetta di Madre Natura per cucinare le stelle” and public observing night during the 2017 Researchers Night
  • October 2017: teacher of the astronomy classes at the schools involved with the STEM projects in collaboration with PalermoScienza.
  • November 2017: Public seminar and observations during “Light in Astronomy 2017”.
  • January 26th 2018: Public observing night at the high school “Liceo Scientifico Fermi-Sciascia” in Sant’Agata Militello (ME)
  • February 23rd 2018: Public talk “Recipe for a star” at the event “Esperienza inSegna” 2018
  • March 10th 2018: Public observing night as part of the event “Notti Unesco” (UNESCO night) at Palazzo dei Normanni (Palermo)
  • April 5th 2018: Public observations of the Sun at the school “L’Isola che non c’è” in Palermo.
  • April 18th 2018: Public observing night at the “Mercato San Lorenzo” in Palermo as part of the events of the “Week of Astronomy” 2018.
  • April 21st 2018: Public observations of the Sun at the Cathedral of Palermo as part of the events for the celebrations for Padre Secchi birth.
  • April 21st 2018: Public observing night from Monte Pellegrino (Palermo) as part of the local events for March for Science 2018.
  • May 16th 2018: Observations of the Sun at the high school “Gonzaga” – Palermo
  • 14-16 May 2018: Organizer of “Pint of Science 2018 – From Atoms to Galaxies” – Palermo
  • 11st July 2018: Public observing night from Monte Pellegrino – Palermo – as part of Manifesta 2018
  • July 27th 2018: Public Observing night from the Real Palace of Palermo during the eclipse of the Moon
  • August 5th 2018: Public observing night from the restaurant “La Funtanazza” in the “Riserva Naturale Bosco d’Alcamo”
  • August 10th 2018: Public observing night from Capaci (Palermo)
  • August 14th 2018: Observing night from the “Parco Naturavventura” in Santa Ninfa (TP)
  • August 19th 2018: Public observing night from the restaurant “La Funtanazza” in the “Riserva Naturale Bosco d’Alcamo”
  • September 28th 2018: European Researchers Night – Palermo – 2018
  • November 13rd-21st 2018: Teacher of the astronomy class for the STEM project at the middle school “Russo – Raciti” at Palermo
  • November 25 2018: Public observations during the event dedicated to Astronomy and Virtual Reality at the “Mercato San Lorenzo” – Palermo
  • December 2nd 2018: Astrokids: “Recipe for a star” – Feltrinelli – Palermo
  • January 11st 2019: Public observing night at the high school “G. Garibaldi” – Palermo
  • January 20th 2019: Astrokids: “Exploring our Solar System” – Feltrinelli – Palermo
  • February 2019: Public observations for the event “EsperienzaInsegna 2019” – Palermo
  • December 2018 – April 2019: Teacher of the Astronomy classes part of the project: “PASSepartout” at the schools “Mattarella” and “Caponnetto” – Palermo
  • Organizer of “From Atoms to Galaxies 2019” as part of the event “Pint of Science 2019 – Palermo”
  • June 2019: Astronomy teacher during the project “STEM” at the school “Russo-Raciti” Palermo
  • 8 more observing nights for the public