…but not the Etruschi from Lakota, with the real Etruscans. Last night he was in Vetulonia (Southern Tuscany), after completing the olive harvest for this year, to meet some friends of the palla a 21/palla eh! network. In the photo opportunity, we see Mauro with Graziano Poli (one of the Etruschi from Vetulonia) and Claudio Spinosi, aka Bob, from Torniella.
Mauro could obviously not be exempted from briefing the Vetulonia crew about the upcoming mission from the Metalliferous Hills to Milano, even though the main story which we all liked to hear once more was the one about Bob and Mariano in Siena to attend a think tank concerning the Capital of Culture workshop (see link) back in 2014.
Last saturday we left Mauro Tirannosauro at the beginning if his olive picking job in Valdera, South of Pisa (please see this photo if you missed it). Mauro was embedded in the Palaiola Crew, a British-Italian collective for the diffusion of beat music in Tuscany. In just 24 hours, our T-rex friend got acquainted with the team, plus he promptly gained the summit of the org chart, taking up the role of COPO (Chief Olive-Picking Officer), as documented by this photo opportunity.
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He’s back…after over a year in the background (albeit very busy at work), Mauro Tirannosauro showed up at dawn this morning to join the “Palaiola Crew” in some olive harvesting in Valdera, Tuscany.
During a coffee break, we asked him about his upcoming plans. Due to business confidentiality terms with the producers of his new movie he could not give us any details, but he said “it’s going to be a ball”
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Domenica 21.6.2020. Photo opportunity per Mauro Tirannosauro, oggi con Fabio Massellucci, mastro birraio, giocatore di palla a 21 e costruttore di palline per lo stesso gioco.
Qui ci troviamo all’ingresso del birrificio 36 nero di Scalvaia, luogo misterioso dove si elaborano pozioni a base di erbe della Val di Farma che pare abbiano l’effetto di far aumentare il numero di barzellette che si possono raccontare nei giorni di pioggia (cfr. video di repertorio).
Invece il birrificio di Fabio è il 26 nero…nato appunto a Scalvaia nel 2011, e oggi sito a Poggibonsi (https://www.pibinko.org/birrificio-26-nero/), dove oltre a bere le birre di Fabio potete mangiare e soddisfare altre necessità in funzione della vostra posizione nella piramide di Maslow. Slow…
Mauro Tirannosauro has been working since the Cretaceous on the issues of light (as in lightness) pollution and artificial light (as in lightness) at night issues.
With such a background, it was inevitable that after he joined the Participatory Lithology team in March, and found out that the same guys had been working on similar topics since 2008 with the twice-award-winning BuioMetria Partecipativa (participatory night sky quality monitoring) project, he would be sharing his insight and expertise on this matter.
Yesterday Mauro managed to kick Andrea Giacomelli out of his seat attending the online edition of the 2020 Artificial Light at Night conference (see for example our report on the 2016 edition), one of the two reference international gatherings related to light (as in photons) pollution, the other being the LPTTM conference.
Following an interesting presentation by John Barentine on the possibility of applying to night skies the “Rights of Nature” paradigm, Mauro contributed to the proceedings suggesting that he, as the king of all dinosaurs, is “by nature” a representative of Nature, and will be glad to provide his services as a liaison between Nature, the Dark Sky community, light (as in lightness) designers, utility companies, electricity suppliers, etc.
Such statements do not come out of the blue [light]. In this respect, since the begging of the year Mauro T is also at work with a team of experts in order to draft a position paper for the Jurassic Commission, concerning the urge for a Directive on Light (as in lightness) pollution. Mauro will be glad to share this with anybody interested to contribute in the context of an inclusive and managed process (see also two of his beer-reviewed articles related to this activity: one and two).
Eventually Mauro T. also joined a couple of the breakout rooms. While Jack O’Malley presented Mauro’s activities since March (see partial photo blog in English and a more extensive version in Italian), Mauro went on the rampage, bringing a comet to the audience (as seen in the header image…photo credits Luciano Massetti), and singing along one of his favourite songs
Breakout Room Blues
Keep your eyes to the ground, and your hands up to the sky Keep your eyes to the ground, and your hands up to the sky
We’re going down to EALAN, we’re gonna have a real good time
In the back of EALAN they’ve got a breakout room In the back of EALAN they’ve got a breakout room
And that’s for the people who think that light is doom
What’s your role, baby role , What’s your role, baby role…what’s you’re rooooole… all [astronomical] night long.
You can find the outline of his events on the JBCM Calendar. Due to COVID-19 mobility restrictions, the core of the tour will actually take place in one of Italy’s fairly dark (a lot of 21 mag/arcsec2) areas. This is in Southern Tuscany, where the JBCM team is based. But…here is some good news: if you just learned about Mauro T and are enticed by his proposal, there are still some slots which are flexible, and Mauro is not shy of travelling (with the Sonics in his mind). If you think Mauro Tirannosauro, and his backing band, can contribute to your work, for more information and booking: firstname.lastname@example.org or whatsapp +393317539228.