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Lunar eclipse and Mersenne Prize ceremony Print E-mail

On the occasion of the 80th birthday of Prof. Remo Ruffini, Director of ICRANet and President of ICRA, as well as the total eclipse of the Moon in 2022, there will be an official ceremony for the attribution of the Mersenne Prizes 2022 at the presence of H.E. Carlo Masci, Mayor of Pescara, Prof. Tiziana Pompa (Galileo Galilei Lyceum in Pescara) and Prof. Costantino Sigismondi (ICRA/Sapienza, Ateneo Regina Aspostolorum e ITIS G. Ferraris, Roma).

Pescara - May 17 - h 5:52 AM
Pescara - May 17, h 5:52 AM

Monday, May 16, 2022

h 4:00-6:00 AM: Lunar eclipse observations and Sunrise at 256 m above sea level, horizon's depression and refraction

ICRANet, Piazza della Repubblica 10, Pescara
h 3:00-4:00 PM: welcome to the students of Galileo Galilei Lyceum (Pescara) and visit to the ICRANet center

h 4:00-5:00 PM: Differential measures of ΔUT1 at the meridian line of Santa Maria degli Angeli in Rome (Prof. Costantino Sigismondi)

h 5:00 PM: Preliminary analysis on the Lunar Total Eclipse of May 16,2022: is there still science with eclipses? (Prof. Costantino Sigismondi and Prof. J.M. Pasachoff)

h 8:00-10:00 PM
Observation of the sunset behind the hills and Moonrise from the canal harbor of Pescara, still in opposition to the Sun.
Observation of the transit of the international space station and of its instant immersion in the shadow of the Earth (as has been for the eclipse of Moon) at 21:01:24.

Ephemerides calculated for Pescara, May 16, slightly in advance to the observed data. In fact, the orbital elements of the ISS are manually changed with periodical lighting of rockets, in order to avoid that it falls in the atmosphere for the even minimum friction which experiments at 400 km of height.

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Pescara, Piazza I Maggio
h 5:00-6:00 AM: Observation of Venus, Jupiter, Mars and Saturn and Sunrise at sea level

ICRANet, Piazza della Repubblica 10, Pescara
h 4:00-5:00 PM: Solar Forcing to Climate Change (Prof. Costantino Sigismondi)

h 5:00-5:30 PM: Ceremony Mersenne Prize 2022* at the presence of H.E. Carlo Masci, Mayor of Pescara, in honor of Prof. Remo Ruffini’s 80th birthday
*promoted by the ICRANet School Department and IAU Commission on History of Astronomy, established in 2019.

Il Centro - May 18, 2022

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Pescara, Lungomare Matteotti
h 5:00-6:00 AM: Sunrise observation and Jupiter-Venus angular distance measure

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Geometrical sunrise at Pescara beach of 18 may 2022

Geometrical sunrise at Pescara beach of 19 may 2022
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