Cristoforetti, the space agency’s street teachers against leaving early school

the noonMay 5 2022 – 1:56 pm

Cooperation was born on the occasion of the mission of Esa Minerva: in May the educational anti-poverty training course

from Marco Santoro

Maestri di Strada Onlus and the Italian Space Agency “share the goal of bringing young people in situations of extreme educational poverty closer to the study of technical scientific subjects.” And at risk of dropping out of school in the land, Campania, seat of the Aerospace Province of Campania, whose aerospace supply chain plays a leading role at the national level: a source of new knowledge and opportunities, both in study and professional, with the positive and tangible inclusion of those who live in disadvantaged contexts.


Mario Cosmo, Director of Science and Research at ASI . explains: “Minerva’s mission with Italian ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti allowed me to seize the opportunity presented by space missions to dedicate an important role to educational activities and to seize the opportunity, once again, to promote and disseminate space culture as a source of inspiration for young people. It is moments exactly like those that We go through and that need catalysts that enhance the motivation to improve, to look forward, and to bring about change in the movement. The meeting between ASI and nonprofit street educators wants to signal, inspire and inform young people living in marginalized situations, from educational poverty, from the danger of leaving school early which, on the other hand, must be directed to a distant and luminous horizon. That there are no limits to trying to fulfill your desires, you have to search for them and that all our projects, even the most complex and technically complex, need their contribution and participation so that they can truly be fulfilled and become a legacy.. they share their future in space for the benefit of our existence on Earth.”

Maestre de Strada Onles has always been involved and supported the youth, the most valuable public good, the true “renewable energy for cities”. Thanks to ASI, it will create new science technology laboratories to deepen the study of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects and will provide new training opportunities and specialized in-depth study for educators, educators and third sector operators.Those interested in carrying out educational activities related to space exploration with their students and interlocutors. Teachers and operators participating in this course will have the opportunity to learn about the meaning of space adventures from direct heroes and then impart to their students the fun and enthusiasm of scientific research.

At the first meetings, scheduled for May, Alessandro Coletta and Elisabetta Cavazzotti of ASI and Silvia Piranomonte of INAF will explain the usefulness of Earth observation satellites and astrophysical discoveries most important in the past ten years. Other meetings devoted to space science and technology will follow in the fall.

So, Wednesday, May 18, 4-6 p.m., a date is set with ASI astrophysicist Alessandro Coletta, mission director for the COSMO-SkyMed satellite constellation and ASI head of the Downstream Services and Applications unit.which will explain “Why observing the Earth from space is beneficial to us”. Next two meetings, Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 May, 4-6 pm, by Elisabetta Cavazzotti, astrophysicistis among the leading researchers in space programs that study astrophysical phenomena in X-rays and gamma rays, and Silvia Piranomonteresearcher in lThe National Institute of Astrophysics (INAF), where he conducts research in the field of multi-message astronomy, will focus on the most important astrophysical discoveries of the past ten years with a particular focus on “going into space”. introduction to meetings, Germana GaloforoHead of the Education Office at ASI and the educational activities of the Minerva Expedition, Cesar MorenoPresident of Maestri di Strada onlus e Philomena CarrilloResponsible for training non-profit street teachers.

“Scientific technical training is at the same time providing young people with the greatest job opportunities and an important resource for our country.” to improve their economy. It is also known that many young people in difficult situations are more willing to deal with technical subjects rather than express themselves in the humanities,” he explains. Cesar MorenoPresident of Maestri di Strada onlus “For all these reasons, Maestri di Strada invests heavily in the disciplines of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) while at the same time offering young people the opportunity to explore their soul through poetry and dreams.

The title of the course “Spaces of Interminati and Supernatural Silence” is a quote from “L’Infinito” by Giacomo Leopardi Which was at the heart of an experimental hair lab, and the three stars in Archer’s telescope – in a logo design by Riccardi Dalese To which the course is dedicated – it is dream, care and beauty that are the three guiding principles of our work. Through the eyes of Samanta Cristofoletti and her colleagues at ASI we have the possibility of daydreaming and at the same time the possibility of opening a ‘window’ with scientists excited about scientific careers.”

The meetings will take place in Naples at the Ciro Colonna Urban Construction Site for Educational Transitions via Curzio Malaparte, 42, and it will be possible to follow them in live broadcast on the Zoom platform. For information write to Formazione@maestridistrada.it specifically in the subject “ASI TRAINING”.

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May 5, 2022 | 13:56

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