“Santa”: in Villa Durazzo “Between Science, Literature and Myth”

“Santa”: in Villa Durazzo “Between Science, Literature and Myth”

Heaven belongs to everyone. On Thursday August 10, astrophysicist Patricia Carafio of INAF in Milan opens the “Summer with the Stars” parade, hosted every year in the garden of Villa Durazzo, in Santa Margherita Ligure. The review, subtitled “Between Science, Literature and Myth”, is organized by the Keres Cultural Association of Alba Zanini in collaboration with the Library Services of the Municipality of Santa Margherita, directed by Marina Marchetti. “The sky belongs to all” is also the title of the book that Carafio has just published. An informed, scientifically accurate cry of alarm about the pollution over our heads. This is not due to car exhaust fumes, but the above: light pollution caused by public and private lighting used in a senseless way; pollution from space debris: pieces of satellites and spacecraft drifting in orbit; and overcrowding caused by entrepreneurs such as Elon Musk, who has launched 12,000 satellites so far (120 per month) and who wants to launch another 38,000. Villa Durazzo’s tensile structure sold out, with many questions from those present: so much so that the appointment took nearly two hours, twice as long as expected.

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