Winners of the "Week in Italy"


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2017 winner Shawn Laatsch (Emera Astronomy Center, Orono, Maine) during one the meetings between Brescia and Lumezzane in the North of Italy.
Shawn Laatch, with Ivan Prandelli, one of the members of Serafino Zani Observatory, the institution that promote the "Week in Italy" in collaborations with the colleagues of Perugia and Gorizia.

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2016 winner Stephen Case (Strickler Planetarium, Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, Illinois) with Loris Ramponi in the Castle of Brescia, site of the first public astronomical observatory in Italy, Specola Cidnea Observatory.
Stephen Case with the staff of Serafino Zani Observatory, organizer since 1996 of the "Week in Italy for an American operator".

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2015 winner ShiAnne Kattner (Casper Planetarium, Casper, Wyoming) with an infrared camera before entering the mobile planetarium with the students

ShiAnne Kattner visiting the reflected ceiling sundial, one of the ten places to visit of the "Brescia astronomical itinerary"

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2014 winner Dave Weinrich (Planetarium, Minnesota State University, Moorhead, Minnesota) at the Castle of Brescia and under the dome of the Astronomical Observatory Serafino Zani.
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2013 winner Patricia Toth Seaton (Howard B. Owens Science Center, Lanham-Seabrook, Maryland) present the planetarium lesson before to enter in the inflatable dome. At right Patty under the astronomical clock of Piazza Loggia (Brescia).
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2012 winner Stephen R. McNeil (Brigham Young University, Idaho Planetarium Rexburg, Idaho) with vice mayor of Municipality that receive a gift from the American teacher.

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2011 winner Joseph E. Ciotti (Hokulani Imaginarium, Kaneohe, Hawaii), in the image at left, during the press conference at the Municipality of Lumezzane.
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2010 winner Michele Wistisen (Casper Planetarium, Casper, Wyoming) with the students after a lesson in the mobile planetarium.


Photo memory at Lumezzane Planetarium.

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2006 winner Carolyn R. Kaichi (Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii) at Specola Cidnea Observatory (Castle of Brescia) and with the "double Starlab" of the Museum of Constellation (Planetarium of Lumezzane and Observatory Serafino Zani).

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2005 winner Corey Radman (Discovery Science Center, Fort Collins, Colorado) present "Magic walls" projection to the high school students in Brescia.


Corey Radman with the "Double Starlab" under the dome
of Lumezzane Planetarium.

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John Meader (Northern Stars Planetarium, Maine), 2004 winner of the
"Week in Italy" at Lumezzane Planetarium


John Meader under the dome of Lumezzane Planetarium

Dayle Brown (Pegasus Production, Indiana), first at left, 2003 winner of the
"Week in Italy", with some previouses partecipants to the initiative

Dayle Brown with a group of teachers after an astronomy
presentation in the "Quasimodo" elementary school in Brescia

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Use of the astrolab before the lesson under the dome with
Andrea Lee Pisacano
(Kauai Children's Discovery Museum, Hawaii)

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Live music under the Starlab dome during the week with the
teacher Andrea Lee Pisacano.

A week in Italy for an American Planetarium Operator - Year 2000 Raymond Shubinsky (East Kentucky Center for science, mathematics & Technology) showing wonderful astronomical images, taken in the Arizona desert, before to enter with the students in the itinerant planetarium

Raymond Shubinsky tells "Shishigua" and others Native American legends
under the Starlab dome to the students of Liceo Calini school of Brescia (2000)

A week in Italy for an American Planetarium Operator - Year 1999 April Whitt (Fernbank Science Center, Atlanta, Georgia) with double Starlab projector of
Eureka Astronomical Center of Lumezzane.

April Whitt with the students of Liceo Bertacchi school of Lecco after
the lesson under Lumezzane planetarium (1999)

A week in Italy for an American Planetarium Operator - Year 1998 Dee Wanger (Discovery Center Science Museum, Fort Collins, Colorado) under the six meter
dome of Lumezzane Planetarium.
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Dee Wanger observe the Sun with the telescope of
Serafino Zani Astronomical Observatory (1998).

A week in Italy for an American Planetarium Operator - Year 1997 Jerry Vinski (Planetarium of the Raritan Valley Community College, New Jersey) under
the sundial of Serafino Zani Astronomical Observatory.

 

Jerry Vinski with Starlab planetarium in the
Aldini-Valeriani school in Bologna (1997).


A week in Italy for an American Planetarium Operator - Year 1996
Jeanne E. Bishop
(Westlake School Planetarium, Ohio) under the planetarium
dome of Serafino Zani Astronomical Observatory.
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Jeanne E. Bishop near Serafino Zani Astronomical Observatory
during the
Solar eclipse of 12 October 1996

A week in Italy for an American Planetarium Operator - Year 1995 Susan Reynolds (OCM Boces Planetarium, Syracuse, New York) inside the Starlab dome


Susan Reynolds with Dieter Vornholz
during the
First European Meeting of Itinerant Planetaria in Lumezzane (1995)


I suggest to apply for the "Two weeks in Italy".