Cristoforetti, Street teacher with the Space Agency left against early school

NoonMay 5, 2022 – 13:56

Collaboration created on the occasion of the Esa Minerva Mission: In May, a course to combat educational poverty

of Marco Santoro

Maestri di Strada onlus in the Italian space agency “share the goal of bringing young people in situations of great educational poverty closer to the study of technical-scientific subjects and risk of dropping out of school in a country, Campania, seat of the Campania aerospace district, whose aerospace supply chain plays a key role at the national level: a source of new knowledge and opportunities, both academic and professional, with positive and concrete inclusion for those, living in disadvantaged contexts “.


Mario Cosmo, Director of Science and Research at ASI explains: “The Minerva mission with ESA astronaut of Italian nationality Samantha Cristoforetti allowed me to take advantage of the opportunity offered by the space missions, to dedicate an important role to educational activities and to take the opportunity, once again, Aerospace culture as a source of inspiration for young people Exactly like the ones we are experiencing, they need stimuli that foster motivation to improve, to look ahead, to change and to set in motion. The session between ASI and Asbl Street teachers wants to give a signal, provide inspiration, say young people living in situations of marginalization, of the pedagogical poverty, of the risk of early school exchange, which, on the other hand, must point to a wide, luminous horizon. That there are no limits to the realization of your desire, that you must look after and that all our projects, even the most complex and technically complex, need their contribution, their participation, so that they can truly be realized and a heritage shared for them Future in space for the benefit of our presence on earth ».

Maestri di Strada onlus has always involved and supported young people, the most valuable common good, the true “renewable energy of cities”. Thanks to ASI, it will create new technical-scientific laboratories to deepen the study of STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and offer new training opportunities and specialist in-depth study to teachers, educators, operators of the Third Sector., is interested in conducting educational activities related to space research with their students and interlocutors. The teachers and operators involved in this course will have the opportunity to learn about the significance of the space adventures of the direct protagonists and then convey to their students the joy and enthusiasm that comes from the scientific Research is coming.

In the first meetings, scheduled for May, Alessandro Coletta and Elisabetta Cavazzuti of ASI and Silvia Piranomonte of INAF will illustrate the usefulness of Earth observation satellites and astrophysical discoveries. most important of the last ten years. Other meetings dedicated to science and technology in space will be applied in the fall.

An appointment for this on Wednesday, May 18, from 4 to 6 pm, with ASI astrophysicist Alessandro Coletta, Mission Director of the COSMO-SkyMed Satellite Constellation and ASI Head of the Downstream and Application Services Unitwhich will explain “why observing the Earth from space is good for us”. The next two meetings, Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 May, from 4 to 6 pm, by Elisabetta Cavazzuti, Astrophysicsamong the leading researchers in space programs studying astrophysical phenomena in X-rays and gamma rays, and Silvia PiranomonteFuerscher bei lNational 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 last ten years with a special emphasis on “Going into Space”. The assemblies represent, Germana GaloforoHead of the ASI Education Office and of the Minerva Mission’s Educational Activities, Cesare MorenoPresident of the Maestri di Strada onlus e Filomena Carilloresponsible for the training of the Asbl-Stroosseproffen.

At the same time, technical-scientific education offers young people the greatest opportunities for employment and an important resource for our country. to improve their economy. It is also known that many young people living in difficult situations are more willing to engage in technical subjects than to express themselves in the humanities “, explains Cesare MorenoPresident of Maestri di Strada onlus «For all these reasons, Maestri di Strada invests heavily in STEM disciplines (Sciences, Technologies, Engineering, Mathematics) and at the same time offers young people the opportunity to discover their soul through poetry and dreams.

The title of the course “Interminati spaces and superhuman silences” is a quote from “L’Infinito” by Giacomo Leopardi which stood at the center of an experimental poetic laboratory, and the three stars in the sight of Archer – in the design logo of Riccardi Dalisi to which the training course is dedicated – they are the dream, the care and the beauty that are three guidelines of our work. Through the eyes of Samanta Cristofoletti and her colleagues at ASI, we have the opportunity to have a daydream and at the same time the opportunity to open a “window” with passionate scientists on the scientific professions ».

Meetings will be held in Naples at the Ciro Colonna Urban Construction Site for Educational Transformations on Curzio Malaparte, 42 and it will be possible to follow them live on the Zoom platform. For information, please contact Formazione@maestridistrada.it and specify in the “ASI TRAINING” topic.

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