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The long journey of human missions to Mars and back to Earth

The Embassy of Italy, in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute in Sydney and the Australian Academy of Science, invites you to an Italian Night with Five Southern Stars!

The Embassy of Italy, in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute in Sydney and the Australian Academy of Science, invites you to an Italian Night with Five Southern Stars!

Five amazing scientists will discuss the challenges of travelling across space, preparing for human missions to Mars, and what we can learn for life and sustainability on Earth.

Ambassador of Italy to Australia H.E. Francesca Tardioli will open the event.

The event panel will be moderated by Anna-Maria Arabia, Chief Executive of the Australian Academy of Science, Anna Maria Fioretti, Science Attaché at the Embassy of Italy, and Lillo Guarneri, Director of the Italian Cultural Institute in Sydney.

The panel

Prof. Elisabetta Barberio Not an empty Space: Cosmic Radiation and Dark Matter

Associate Professor Susanna Guatelli Protecting astronauts from the health hazards of the harsh space radiation environment: reality and simulation

Dr Stefania Peracchi Silicon mushroom: an innovative, miniaturised device for radiation protection of astronauts

Dr Eduardo Trifoni Manned entry to Mars and re-entry to Earth: an open engineering challenge

Dr Federica TurcoInterplanetary livestock: how insects could be our best resource on and away from our planet.

Free event - online and in-person attendance available. Light refreshments and a selection of Italian wines inlcuded for in-person attendees.

For more information and to book the event:

visit "The long journey of human missions to Mars and back to Earth" web page

The long journey of human missions to Mars and back to Earth

Aug 09, 2021

The long journey of human missions to Mars and back to Earth The Embassy of Italy, in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute in Sydney and the Australian Academy of Science, invites you to an Italian Night with Five Southern Stars!

Gaia draws a new map of the galactic spirals

Jul 28, 2021

Gaia draws a new map of the galactic spirals An international team led by researchers of the the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF) has compiled the most detailed map yet of the Milky Way’s spiral structure within about 16,000 light years from the Sun, by making use of the position and brightness of around 600,000 young stars measured by Gaia, the European Space Agency’s star surveyor

The morphology of the X-ray afterglows and of the jetted GeV emission in long gamma-ray bursts

May 12, 2021

The morphology of the X-ray afterglows and of the jetted GeV emission in long gamma-ray bursts In a new article published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, an ICRA-ICRANet research team (some of them INAF associates) sheds light on the mass and spin of stellar-mass BHs from an extensive analysis of long-duration GRBs