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One year after the experiment with which we launched a Winter Fest where things happen if at all, in the Summer, here we are with the second edition. Below the flyer, more information is provided:
The action will be on Sunday, Dec. 17 in Torniella, Southern Tuscany. The program will be in a single day, still maintaining the gist of last year’s event, bringing together culture, environment, open innovation, and a cool live soundtrack.
If the weather is good, you are invited to reach the valley from the morning, and enjoy a relaxing hike surrounded by forests, creeks, medieval iron works and castles.
In the afternoon, we start with indoor activities. At 2.30 PM we have an enticing printing workshop by Wolfgang Scheibe . You may also bring along a T-shirt and get it printed live with your own design, under the supervision of “Steppenwolfgang”.
While the ink dries up, the set up the live show by Etruschi from Lakota will be prepared. In 2016 they were the main act and the revelation for many at the Winter Fest. This year they are back during the tour to promote their third album, Giù la testa. The band will play their new tracks, as well as some of their greatest hits. Rock ‘n’roll is assured.
As a backdrop to these events, and as a link to the surroundings, we will have the presentation of the updated version of the Farma Valley Community map. This has been assembled since 2015, documenting place names and other indications which are now missing from official base maps through interviews with residents in the valley. Finally, with a clear sky, starting from the late afternoon we will run some BuioMetria Partecipativa. This is a citizen science project, in fact started from the Farma Valley in 2008, and developed with national and international connections, in order to raise awareness about night sky quality.
For information on potentiali itineraries, to check about food, lodging and other enquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Farma Valley Winter Fest was created by pibinko.org and is promoted by Attivarti.org, Pro Loco Piloni-Torniella, Associazione Filarmonica Popolare di Torniella.
and check out the songs, anyway: https://open.spotify.com/album/1CySVet9TeUagH7mJjHGBu
The 2017 Summer campaign for night sky quality monitoring, conducted jointly with the University of Pisa and the Institute of Biometeorology of the National Research Council was presented at the First Italian Citizen Science Conference in Rome, Nov. 23-24, 2017.
Thanks to Luciano Massetti (CNR-IBIMET)
The band will be celebrating Saint Cecilia, patroness of musicians, together with four other philarmonic bands (Brescia, Napoli, Viterbo, and Nicolosi, Sicily), and the choir directed by Mons. Frisina.
The event will start at 5PM in the church of Santa Cecilia in Trastevere.
Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, at the Milan Acquarium, there will be a gathering of communities active in Europe on the issue of light pollution.
The event is organized by the Stars4All EU project. The BuioMetria Partecipativa project will be present with a talk.
For more information about the event and for registration: https://www.eventbrite.es/e/entradas-stars4all-light-pollution-initiative-gathering-39798176417
For Buiometria Partecipativa fans (or if you are just curious about our project) : if you plan to attend, or if you will be in Milano, can’t attend from 9AM to 6PM but would still like to make contact, please write to email@example.com.
If you happen to be Friday, Nov. 17, or Saturday, Nov. 18 2017 in Rovereto (Trento), in this year’s edition of the Meteorology Festival you will have a chance to learn more about the BuioMetria Partecipativa , project, the issue of light pollution, and some ongoing measurement campaigns.
To “enlighten” you on the topic you will find Luciano Massetti from the Institute of Biometeorology of the National Research Council in Florence. At the CNR stand you may have additional explanations and -depending on weather conditions- there may be the possibility of conducting some measurements early in the evening.
For enquiries on the event: Luciano Massetti (firstname.lastname@example.org)
BuioMetria Partecipativa was selected to be part of the activities to compose a sustainable tourism package of four days. This was experimented in early November by a consortium of operators coordinated by the Tuscan Mining Geopark and assessed by a panel of international testers from the DESTIMED European project. The first test was conducted between Nov. 6 and 9, 2017.