Seasons of the Sun discovered

We know that the Sun completes a cycle of activity in about eleven years. In reality, the activity of the Sun is not always so "regular"; in fact, sometimes this time turns out to be a bit shorter, sometimes a…



“Total eclipse of the sun”

On Friday, 20 March, it will be possible to observe a solar eclipse in Italy. The phenomenon will start at 9:20 a.m and end at around 11:45, with a peak of maximum darkness at 10.40. Depending on where you are…


Samantha Cristoforetti is Italy’s first woman in space

The International Space Station (ISS) has an Italian on board once again: after Luca Parmitano’s mission last year, at 10.01 pm (Italian local time) on Sunday 22 November, Samantha Cristoforetti took off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan headed for…


Rosetta and Philae, out to discover new comets

Yesterday, 12 November, both ESA - the European Space Agency - and science at large reached an important objective: the Rosetta lander, Philae, touched down on the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. After a 10-year journey covering 500 million kilometres, yesterday the ESA…


Fabiola Gianotti, an Italian woman to lead CERN

Excellent news for Italy and excellent news for women. Fabiola Gianotti is the new director general of CERN in Geneva, the world’s most important particle physics research centre. The Italian scientist won world attention as coordinator and spokesperson of the…


NASA space sounds

Have you have ever wondered what the solar system or the space shuttle sound like? Finally you have the chance to find out. In fact, NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) has recently created an account on SoundCloud, an audio-clip…


Countdown begins for Sentinel-1A, the new European satellite

The first European satellite belonging to the Sentinel fleet, Sentinel-1A, is about to be launched!


The first tremors of the Universe after the Big Bang

For the first time, it is possible to observe the first instants following the big bang


The events in 2014, for starwatchers

Astronomy lovers, mark the following events in your diary...

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