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"Second Star to the Right" ... "Walking with the stars ..." in the National Park of Casentino Forests. Many hiking programs at night in the Casentino Forests to admire the spectacle of the summer sky and shooting stars.

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Monday, 1 August, 2016
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The Park, the area where light pollution is particularly low, is a vantage point on the celestial sphere. And there are many wild suggestions that forests can provide an excursion by night: fresh, smells, animals ...
The first exit program under the stars is proposed Thursday. The meeting point is at 18 from the planetary of the Be Park, from where you move, heading to Montalto, with their own transportation. From there it's off to the excursion to places Mouth Doggy style. The route is about five kilometers. Dinner, lunches, is borne by the participants. From 22 there will be the observation of the sky with the presence of amateur astronomers of the Planetarium.
Monday August 8 will be the turn of the meadows Burraia, on the ridge between Tuscany and Romagna. The meeting is at 18 at the step of the Calla, for trips to the Mount Gabrendo. The route is about seven kilometers. Dinner, always packed, it is the responsibility of participants. From 22 there will be the observation of the sky with the presence of the Association of amateur astronomers Ravenna Rheyta (A.R.A.R.) of Ravenna Planetarium.
Other appointments on 11, 26 and 27 August.
"The stars of" night scheduled for Friday August 12 at the planetarium of Stia Park instead renews the annual appointment with the Perseids, one of the most beautiful astronomical phenomena and anticipated.
The so-called "shooting stars of San Lorenzo" are visible from mid-July to late August. These meteors come from comet 109P / Swift-Tuttle and are bright and fast trails. The radiant is in the constellation Perseus, and the peak is scheduled for August 12 with the opportunity to see up to 100 meteors per hour.
At 21 there will be a national event sponsored by UAI (Italian Amateur Astronomers Union) dedicated to the observation of the Perseids (or Tears of St. Lawrence) and to discover the wonderful world of meteorites.

Reservations and information at the information office of the Pratovecchio Park o (tel. 0575. 503029,, dal lunedi al venerdi dalle 9 alle 13) o la cooperativa Oros (tel. 335. 6244537;