EGO and Virgo participate in Galilean Days in Pisa

Feb 14, 2024

From February 15th to 20th the city of Pisa will once again host the Giornate Galileiane (Galilean Days), a rich program of events to celebrate the birth of Galileo Galilei in 1564. Virgo and EGO join the city’s academic and cultural institutions in this initiative to tell the story of another scientific revolution to which Pisa contributed decisively, alongside Galileo’s: that of gravitational waves!

We’ll see you on Saturday, Feb. 17, at 6 p.m., at the Gipsoteca di Arte Antica in Pisa with “Maps of the Earth, Maps of the Cosmos: from Galileo to Gravitational Waves.” An event curated by European Gravitational Observatory (EGO), with Alessandro De Angelis, University of Padua and Lisbon and Irene Fiori, EGO/Virgo, moderated by Vincenzo Napolano (EGO/Virgo).

The Galilean Days program is curated by the Municipality of Pisa, Soprintendenza Archeologica Belle Arti e Paesaggio for the provinces of Pisa and Livorno, Regional Museums Directorate of Tuscany, National Museum of Palazzo Reale, Scuola Normale Superiore, State Archives of Pisa, University of Pisa Physics Department, Museo degli Strumenti di Fisica-Ludoteca Scientifica (Sistema Museale di Ateneo), Museo della Grafica, EGO – European Gravitational Observatory, in collaboration with Associazione Astrofili Pisani “Galileo Galilei,” Collego, Mura di Pisa (Coop Culture, Itinera and Promocultura), Teatri della Resistenza, Gipsoteca di Arte Antica, ETS Edizioni.

The 2024 edition of Galilean Days will be inaugurated on Thursday, Feb. 15, at 3 p.m. at the Museum of Instruments of Physics-Scientific Ludoteca, with institutional greetings by Paolo Pesciatini (tourism councillor of the Municipality of Pisa), Lorenzo Peruzzi (president of the University Museum System), Pisa Provincial School Office. This will be followed by a guided tour of the permanent exhibition by Claudio Luperini, curator of the collection.


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