SCIENCE IS FEMALE! – A weekend dedicated to women scientist of the past and present – March 3rd and 4th, 2018

Women’s contributions to science: yesterday and today

Despite the difficulties, the number of scientists who have made important contributions to the development of science is very high. During this weekend, we will remind everyone of the fundamental contribution of women to scientific and technological research, conducted with creativity, competence and commitment. In honor of the greatest and current scientists and their discoveries, a rich path to show  that science is  woman! Look at the program!

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Close your eyes and imagine someone doing research in physics, in an observatory to look at the stars, or under the mountains to look for neutrinos or near huge machines, called accelerators, to look for smaller and smaller particles or in a spaceship to do experiments. Who would you imagine? A woman or a man? What idoes he/she lokk like? Would you like to be one of them?

With “Passion for research:  astronaut or programmer?” We will tell you some stories never known  before!
Space, astronomy has always been a field dominated by men, yet there are many  female astronauts who have traveled in space and made their skills available! The most famous is Samantha Cristoforetti, the only Italian woman to have spent the longest stay in orbit in a single mission. In her honor, celebrating women in space, do not miss the workshop of building a “supergalactic rocket” in “AstroSamantha Cristoforetti: towards infinity and beyond …“.

It is well known that most of the female scientists of the past got few success, working for fathers, brothers, husbands, who became famous. They were hardly ever mentioned in official documents or scientific publications: their names have therefore disappeared, as if they had never existed … Who was Marie Tharp? A little known name, one of the many “unknown” scientists who managed to answer questions such as: what is the origin of the mountains? And, how do earthquakes occur? Thanks to the contribution of Marie Tharp today it is possible to explain the theory of plate tectonics ! Participate inn the explosion of a volcano with “The great intuition of Marie Tharp” and build a fantastic model of your own!

Have you ever heard of coding? It means “computer programming” and could become a real school subject in the next few years! But the concept of coding is not at all recent: << Poetry and code are linguistic phenomena and both occur in language. Both, however, choose another use of language: if poetry is disinterested in the informative function of language, the code is information >>: this is how Ada Lovelace invented the first programming language. “Ada Lovelace and the programming language: time code“: with the help of a dedicated software, write the lines of command necessary to “program” a funny character!

During this weekend the school-work alternation path of the VaC class of the Istituto di Istruzione Superiore Superiore Giancarlo Siani of Casalnuovo will end: students will perform two activities together with the public:
- “Henrietta Lacks: the woman with immortal cells” .. Henrietta Lacks cells, HeLa cells, reproduced an entire generation in just 24 hours! Discover the contribution that HeLa cells have given to research and explore the microscopic (and not) cell world!
- “Rosalind Franklin: the real heroine of the discovery of DNA” – Not everyone knows that in 1963 on the podium for the award of the Nobel Prize for the discovery of the DNA structure was missing a scientist whose contribution was fundamental: it was the researcher Rosalind Franklin. Discover the curiosities that are hidden behind this story and starting from animal and vegetable tissues, extract the DNA from the cells and make it visible to the naked eye.

From March 4, the exhibition dedicated to the Sea can be visited again! Discover which new fish, molluscs and crustaceans live in our tanks following the guided tour “Marine Ecosystems”.

A preview, do not miss the guided tour to “Insetti & CO”, the new exhibition space for children dedicated to the spectacular world of insects and more …

On the occasion of the weekend dedicated to women, discover the matriarchal system in the animal world, “Female power”, deepening during the guided tour Insetti & CO. Not always in the animal world are males to be the master …

In addition to Guided tours to Corporea, the first interactive human body museum in Italy, you can follow “Scientists from Nobel” – a personalized journey on Corporea dedicated to the most famous Nobel Prize winning scientists in history. The guide will tell you anecdotes and curiosities of these mothers, wives, daughters as well as scientists and how often “behind a great man, there is a great woman”.
The 3D “Robot Explorers” returns to great demand to travel together with probes, landers and orbiters in our solar system.

In addition to the guided tours of a Corporea, the first interactive museum on the Human Body in Italy, there will be a special path Nobel Female Scientists and the Planetarium Show “3D Robot Explorers” to travel together with a probe, lander and orbiter inside our solar system.



Adults € 10
Kids – teenagers (3-17 years) and over 65 € 7

Adults and kids € 5

Adults € 13
Kids – teenagers (3-17 years) and over 65 € 10



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