Highlights from the Sep. 21 event at the Belagaio, Tuscany, State Reserve on protection and promotion of dark sky areas

The event was managed by the Carabinieri Biodiversity Unit from Follonica in collaboration with Attivarti.org a full presentation of the event and an explanation for the choice of the site is given here. The event was also the opportunity to re-open the visitor center of the reserve (called “Casa Nova”), which had been closed for about two … Continue reading Highlights from the Sep. 21 event at the Belagaio, Tuscany, State Reserve on protection and promotion of dark sky areas

Thursday, Sep. 21, at the Belagaio Natural State Reserve, a day focused on protection and promotion of dark-sky areas

Artificial light at night is an essential component of modern civilization, allowing nighttime activities in residential and industrial areas and insuring safety and security to citizens. At the same time, lighting deployed in excess with respects to actual needs determines negative impacts in various areas, such as astronomical observation, ecology, safety, and human health. For … Continue reading Thursday, Sep. 21, at the Belagaio Natural State Reserve, a day focused on protection and promotion of dark-sky areas

Farma Valley Day and Night at the Belagaio State Reserve (Southern Tuscany) – how did it go

The flyer The July 27 AM interview for “Cult” (Radio Popolare Milano) In Italian: http://www.pibinko.org/out/20170727-cult-vdf.mp3 Highlights   Observed objects Summing up those recorded by our two stargazing guides: Moon, Jupiter, Saturn. M31, M51, M13, M22, M57,  M16, M17, M8, M20, M11, M26, M52, M6,  M7, M57, M27. Night sky quality measurements …for the BuioMetria Partecipativa project. … Continue reading Farma Valley Day and Night at the Belagaio State Reserve (Southern Tuscany) – how did it go

July 26, 2017: “Farma Valley Day and Night” at the Belagaio Nature State Reserve (Southern Tuscany)

  Come to a quasi-unknown valley halfway between Siena and Grosseto and learn more about, community mapping, participatory light pollution monitoring with the BuioMetria Partecipativa project, nightscape photography, and stargazing. NOTE: Given the peculiarity of the site and the conditions of the road to reach the castle, please pay extreme attention if driving to the … Continue reading July 26, 2017: “Farma Valley Day and Night” at the Belagaio Nature State Reserve (Southern Tuscany)

Pietro Crivelli: Nobody knows when you’re down and out @ Belagaio Castle (Southern Tuscany)

Toward the end of day 2 of the Spring days by FAI (Fondo Ambientale Italiano, Italian Environment Trust), Pietro Crivelli showed up at our info point with pibinko and Attivarti.org. As a painter and a musician, he grabbed a LAG acoustic guitar casually dropped by the info point, and entertained us with some old standards … Continue reading Pietro Crivelli: Nobody knows when you’re down and out @ Belagaio Castle (Southern Tuscany)

Videos

Shorts, in reverse date order. Nine videos are co-productions (with: Lucio Monocrom, Orsola Sinisi, Francesco Giubbilini, Manuel Schianchi). Some videos are, intentionally, “lo-fi”, instant productions. Others follow a detailed production plan and are created with high quality standards. If you like the overall mood of these works and would like to have a similar video … Continue reading Videos