February 5, 2023

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“Facts to Understand,” for Citizenship in Science – Research and Institutions

Providing complete and correct information on current issues related to science and technology to allow citizens to make informed choices: this is the aim of Facts to Understand, the new project of science journalist Barbara Galafutti created in collaboration with the National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci, which celebrates this year its 70th anniversary.

The initiative aims to become a point of reference for the media and the public, positioning itself on the heels of the Media Science Centers, structures that originated in the Anglo-Saxon world and then spread to many countries with the aim of inculcating information based on scientific evidence.

Fatti per Capire is grounded in regular updates across the web and social networks on controversial topics (from new technologies to climate to health) where information and perspectives of researchers with specific skills will be shared. The first issue, dedicated to the topic of electric vehicles, is already on the Internet.

For each topic covered, when available, royalty-free photos and images will also be shared, made available by the Museum itself or provided by researchers and the many sponsoring institutions which include, among others, the Accademia dei Lincei, the Telethon Foundation, and the European Space Agency (Esa) and the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (Ingv).

The project also provides for the organization of meetings open to the public to be held in the Museum with experts: the date for the first will be decided by the end of the year.

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Fatti per Capire benefits from the contribution of the Master in Science Communication ‘Franco Prattico’ from Sissa in Trieste, where training meetings will be organized in the field of science communication, dedicated to media and researchers.

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