1. Extremófilos & Ambientes Extremos

1. Extremófilos & Ambientes Extremos

Una introducción a la vida que se encuentra en ambientes extremos, explorando los tipos de estrés que podemos encontrar en Marte y cómo la vida puede adaptarse para sobrevivir a ellos.

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Resumen

Rango de Edad:

10-14

Equipamiento Necesario:

  • Computadora
  • Proyector

Duración de la Lección:

45 Minutos (incluyendo 2 videos)

Temas Tratados:

  • Biología (vida en los extremos)
  • Astronomía (condiciones en la superficie de Marte)

Resultados de Aprendizaje

Tras realizar esta actividad, los alumnos:

  • Comprenderán que las células pueden cambiar para adaptarse a ambientes extremos.
  • Explicar la función de una membrana celular.
  • Evaluar cómo las tensiones en Marte podrían afectar a su habitabilidad.

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1. Экстремофилы

1. Экстремофилы

Знакомство с жизнью в экстремальных условиях, изучение ситуаций, которые мы можем встретить на Марсе, и способов адаптации жизни, чтобы выжить в них.

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Обзор

Возраст:

10-14

Необходимое оборудование:

  • Компьютер
  • Проектор

Время урока:

45 минут (включая 2 видео)

Темы урока:

  • Биология (жизнь в экстремальных условиях)
  • Астрономия (поверхность Марса)

Образовательные цели

По итогам изучения материала ученики смогут:

  • Понимать, что клетки могут адаптироваться к экстремальным условиям.
  • Объяснять функцию клеточной мембраны.
  • Оценивать, как стрессы на Марсе могут повлиять на его обитаемость.

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7. Le pH de Mars

7. Le pH de Mars

Dans cette leçon, nous étudierons le pH de certains environnements de Mars et la manière dont il peut affecter son habitabilité potentielle. 

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Overview

Activity Outline: Understand how the pH of the Mars may affect the habitability of the Red Planet. 

Tranche d’âge :

10-14 ans

Equipement nécessaire :

  • Ordinateur
  • Projecteur

Durée de la leçon :

45 Minutes (1 vidéos incluse)

Sujets couverts :

  • Chimie (pH)
  • Biologie (vie en conditions extrêmes)
  • Astronomie (conditions à la surface de Mars)

Acquis

Après avoir réalisé cette activité, les élèves pourront :

  • Comprendre les échelles de pH.
  • Décrire comment les facteurs sur Mars peuvent affecter le pH.
  • Discuter de la façon dont le pH affecte l’habitabilité

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6. Evaporation et états de la matière

6. Evaporation et états de la matière

Dans cette leçon, nous examinerons le développement des lits de sel et leur potentiel d’habitabilité.

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Introduction

Plan de l’activité : Comprendre la formation des dépressions et des plaines salées par le mécanisme de l’évaporation. 

Tranche d’âge :

10-14 ans

Equipement nécessaire :

  • Ordinateur
  • Projecteur

Durée de la leçon :

45 Minutes (1 vidéos incluse)

Sujets couverts :

  • Chimie (états de la matière)
  • Biologie (vie en conditions extrêmes)
  • Astronomie (conditions à la surface de Mars)

Acquis

Après avoir terminé cette activité, les élèves seront capables :

  • D’examiner l’évaporation de manière critique
  • De comprendre les états de la matière
  • De décrire comment la salinité et la dessiccation affectent l’habitabilité d’un environnement

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5. Les saumures sur Mars

Les saumures sur Mars

Dans cette leçon, nous allons étudier comment les solutions de saumure saturées affectent l’habitabilité de Mars

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Introduction

Plan de l’activité : Comprendre les solutions salines sursaturées et comment elles peuvent affecter l’habitabilité d’un autre corps planétaire.

Tranche d’âge :

10-14 ans

Equipement nécessaire :

  • Ordinateur
  • Projecteur

Durée de la leçon :

45 Minutes (1 vidéo incluse)

Sujets couverts :

  • Chimie (solubilité, saturation, structures des composés)
  • Biologie (vie en conditions extrêmes)
  • Astronomie (conditions à la surface de Mars)

Acquis

Après avoir terminé cette activité, les élèves :

  • Comprendront comment fonctionne la cristallisation.
  • Seront capables d’expliquer comment on obtient des solutions saturées et sursaturées.
  • Seront capables d’expliquer comment les solutions salines saturées affectent l’habitabilité.

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4. La chimie martienne

4. La chimie martienne

Dans cette leçon, nous allons étudier la chimie de Mars et la manière dont elle peut affecter son habitabilité potentielle.

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Introduction

Plan de l’activité : Comprendre comment la chimie du sol martien peut affecter l’habitabilité de la planète rouge. Cela implique d’examiner de plus près comment la température et la salinité peuvent affecter la chimie de Mars.

Tranche d’âge :

10-14 ans

Equipement nécessaire :

  • Ordinateur
  • Projecteur

Durée de la leçon :

45 Minutes (2 vidéos incluse)

Sujets couverts :

  • Chimie (solubilité, saturation, structures des composés)
  • Biologie (vie en conditions extrêmes)
  • Astronomie (conditions à la surface de Mars)

Acquis

Après avoir terminé cette activité, les élèves 

  • Comprendront l’effet de la température sur la chimie de Mars.
  • Seront capables d’expliquer comment la salinité affecte la température de fusion.
  • Examineront comment tous les éléments ci-dessus affectent l’habitabilité.

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3. Les volcans de Mars

3. Les volcans de Mars

Dans cette leçon, nous allons nous intéresser aux volcans de Mars et découvrir comment ils ont pu permettre à la planète rouge d’être habitable au cours de son histoire.

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Introduction

Plan de l’activité : Découvrez comment se forment les volcans, sur Terre et sur Mars, et comment ils ont pu être liés à l’habitabilité de Mars par le passé.

Tranche d’âge :

10-14 ans

Durée de la leçon :

  • Ordinateur
  • Projecteur

Durée de la leçon :

45 Minutes (s vidéos incluse)

Sujets couverts :

  • Géologie
  • Biologie (vie en conditions extrêmes)
  • Astronomie (conditions à la surface de Mars)

Acquis

A la fin de cette activité, les élèves 

  • Comprendront comment les volcans se forment.
  • Seront capables d’expliquer ce qu’est la convection et pourquoi on retrouve ce phénomène à l’intérieur des volcans.
  • Définiront, rationnellement, la probabilité que les zones volcaniques martiennes soient habitables.

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2. Une brève histoire de Mars

2. Une brève histoire de Mars

Dans cette leçon, nous allons découvrir l’histoire de Mars afin de comprendre si la planète rouge a un jour été suffisamment accueillante pour abriter la vie, telle que nous la connaissons sur Terre

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Introduction

Plan de l’activité : Enquêtez sur l’évolution de Mars au cours de son histoire et découvrez comment cela a pu affecter l’habitabilité de la planète rouge.

Tranche d’âge :

10-14 ans

Equipement nécessaire :

  • Ordinateur
  • Projecteur

Durée de la leçon :

45 Minutes (1 vidéo incluse)

Sujets couverts :

  • Chimie
  • Temps géologiques
  • Biologie (vie en conditions extrêmes)
  • Astronomie (conditions à la surface de Mars)

Acquis

A la fin de cette activité, les élèves :

  • Comprendront comment Mars a changé au cours du temps.
  • Discuteront de ce que cela implique pour l’habitabilité de cette planète au cours de son histoire.
  • Elaboreront une conclusion quant à l’ère martienne qui aurait été la plus propice à abriter la vie.

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Guide de l’enseignant (vidéo)

1. Les Extrêmophiles & Les Environnements Extrêmes

1. Les Extrêmophiles & Les Environnements Extrêmes

Une introduction à la vie dans les environnements extrêmes, explorant le type de stress que nous pourrions trouver sur Mars et comment la vie peut s’adapter pour y survivre.

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Aperçu

Tranche d’âge :

10-14 ans

Equipement nécessaire :

  • Ordinateur
  • Projecteur

Durée de la leçon :

45 Minutes (2 vidéos incluses)

Sujets couverts :

  • Biologie (vie en conditions extrêmes)
  • Astronomie (conditions à la surface de Mars)

Acquis :

Après avoir réalisé cette activité, les élèves :

  • Comprendront que les cellules peuvent changer pour s’adapter à des environnements extrêmes.
  • Seront capables d’expliquer la fonction d’une membrane cellulaire.
  • Evalueront comment les contraintes des conditions martiennes pourraient affecter son habitabilité.

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1. Extremófilos & Ambientes Extremos

1. Extremófilos & Ambientes Extremos

Uma introdução à vida encontrada em ambientes extremos, explorando os tipos de dificuldades que podemos encontrar em Marte, e como a vida pode se adaptar a elas.

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Visão Geral

Faixa Etária:

10-14

Equipamento Necessário:

  • Computador
  • Projector

Tempo da Atividade

45 Minutos (incluindo 2 vídeos)

Tópicos Abordados:

  • Biologia (Vida extrema)
  • Astronomia (Condições superficiais de Marte)

Resultados de Aprendizagem:

Após completar esta atividade, os estudantes irão:

  • Entender que  as células podem mudar para adaptar-se a ambientes extremos.
  • Explicar a função da membrana celular.
  • Avaliar como as dificuldades em Marte podem afetar a sua habitabilidade.

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Vídeos

Vídeo curto de apresentadção da lição

Mars Collection of Educational Resources: 7. pH of Mars

Mars Collection of Educational Resources: 7. pH of Mars

In this lesson, we will be looking at the pH of certain environments of Mars and how this can affect its potential habitability.

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Overview

Activity Outline: Understand how the pH of the Mars may affect the habitability of the Red Planet. 

Age Range:

10-14

Equipment Needed:

  • Computer
  • Projector

Lesson Time:

45 Minutes (including 1 video)

Topics Covered:

  • Chemistry (pH)
  • Biology (life in extremes)
  • Astronomy (Mars surface conditions)

Learning Outcomes

After completing this activity, pupils will:

  • Understand pH scales
  • Describe how factors on Mars can affect pH
  • Discuss how pH affects habitability.

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Video experiments

Teacher Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Italian versions of the resources with video lessons produced by EDU INAF are now available at: Terra chiama Marte.  

Mars Collection of Educational Resources: 6. Evaporation and States of Matter

Mars Collection of Educational Resources: 6. Evaporation and States of Matter

In this lesson, we will be looking at the development of salt beds and the potential for their habitability.

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Overview

Activity Outline: Understand the formation of salt pans via the mechanism of evaporation. 

Age Range:

10-14

Equipment Needed:

  • Computer
  • Projector

Lesson Time:

45 Minutes (including 1 video)

Topics Covered:

  • Chemistry
  • Biology (life in extremes)
  • Astronomy (Mars surface conditions)

Learning Outcomes

After completing this activity, pupils will:

  • Critically examine evaporation
  • Understand states of matter
  • Describe how salinity and desiccation affect the habitability of an environment.

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Teacher Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Italian versions of the resources with video lessons produced by EDU INAF are now available at: Terra chiama Marte.  

Mars Collection of Educational Resources: 5. Brines on Mars

Mars Collection of Educational Resources: 5. Brines on Mars

In this lesson, we will be be delving into how saturated brine solutions affect the habitability of Mars.

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Overview

Activity Outline: Understand super-saturated salt solutions and how they can affect the habitability of another planetary body.

Age Range:

10-14

Equipment Needed:

  • Computer
  • Projector

Lesson Time:

45 Minutes (including 1 video)

Topics Covered:

  • Geology
  • Chemistry
  • Biology (life in extremes)
  • Astronomy (Mars surface conditions)

Learning Outcomes

After completing this activity, pupils will:

  • Understand how crystallisation works.
  • Be able to explain how we get saturated and super-saturated solutions.
  • Be able to reason how saturated salt solutions affect habitability.

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Teacher Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Italian versions of the resources with video lessons produced by EDU INAF are now available at: Terra chiama Marte.  

Mars Collection of Educational Resources: 4. Martian Chemistry

Mars Collection of Educational Resources: 4. Martian Chemistry

In this lesson, we will be looking at the chemistry of Mars and how this can affect its potential habitability

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Overview

Activity Outline: Understand how the chemistry of the Martian soil may affect the habitability of the Red Planet. This involves taking a closer look at how temperature and salinity can affect the chemistry of Mars.

Age Range:

10-14

Equipment Needed:

  • Computer
  • Projector

Lesson Time:

45 Minutes (including 2 videos)

Topics Covered:

  • Chemistry (Solubility, Saturation, Compound Structures)
  • Biology (Life in extremes)
  • Astronomy (Mars surface conditions)

Learning Outcomes

After completing this activity, pupils will:

  • Understand what effect temperature has on the chemistry of Mars.
  • Be able to explain how salinity affects freezing points.
  • Review how all of the above affects habitability.

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Teacher Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Italian versions of the resources with video lessons produced by EDU INAF are now available at: Terra chiama Marte.  

Mars Collection of Educational Resources: 3. Volcanoes Mars

Europlanet Mars Collection: 3. Volcanoes on Mars

In this lesson, we will be looking at the volcanoes of Mars and how they may have contributed to the habitability of the Red Planet over its history.

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Overview

Activity Outline: Understand how volcanoes form, both on Earth and Mars, and how they may have affected Mars’s habitability in the past.

Age Range:

10-14

Equipment Needed:

  • Computer
  • Projector

Lesson Time:

45 Minutes (including 2 videos)

Topics Covered:

  • Geology
  • Biology (Life in extremes)
  • Astronomy (Mars surface conditions)

Learning Outcomes

After completing this activity, pupils will:

  • Understand how volcanoes form.
  • Be able to explain what convection is and why we would find it inside a volcano.
  • Determine, with reasoning, the likelihood of volcanic areas being habitable.

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Teacher Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Italian versions of the resources with video lessons produced by EDU INAF are now available at: Terra chiama Marte.  

Mars Collection of Educational Resources: 2. A Brief History of Mars

Europlanet Mars Collection: 2. A Brief History of Mars

2. A Brief History of Mars

For this lesson, we will be looking through the history of Mars to find out if it may have ever been a suitable home for life, as we know it here on Earth. 

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Overview

Activity Outline: Investigate how Mars has changed over its history and how that might affect the habitability of the Red Planet.

Age Range:

10-14

Equipment Needed:

  • Computer
  • Projector

Lesson Time:

45 Minutes (including 1 videos)

Topics Covered:

  • Chemistry
  • Geological time
  • Biology (Life in extremes)
  • Astronomy (Mars surface conditions)

Learning Outcomes

After completing this activity, pupils will:

  • Understand how Mars has changed over time.
  • Hypothesise how this has affected its habitability.
  • Draw a conclusion as to which era of Mars’ history was most likely to be able to support life.

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Mars Collection of Educational Resources: Support for Educators

Mars Collection of Educational Resources: Support for Educators

To support educators in using the new Europlanet Mars Collection of teaching resource packs, we are releasing a series of short videos that introduce the collection as a whole and the individual resources.

Introduction

The video provides support for educators using the Europlanet Mars Collection of Educational Resources. The first resource pack (1. Extremophiles) gives an introduction to life found in extreme environments, exploring the kind of stresses we may find on Mars and how life can adapt to survive these.

References: ‘The Gateway Science: a Review of Astronomy in the OECD School Curricula, Including China and South Africa.’ Saeed Salimpour et al, Research in Science Education, 2020. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11165-020-09922-0

1. Extremophiles

Go to the teaching resource pack on Extremophiles.

2. A Brief History of Mars

Go to the teaching resource pack on A Brief History of Mars.

3. Volcanoes on Mars

Go to the teaching resource pack on Volcanoes on Mars.

4. Martian Chemistry

Go to the teaching resource pack on Martian Chemistry.

5. Brines on Mars

Go to the teaching resource pack on Brines on Mars.

6. Evaporation and States of Matter

Go to the teaching resource pack on Evaporation and States of Matter.

7. The pH of Mars

Go to the teaching resource pack on the pH of Mars.

Back to the Mars Collection main page.

Introducing the Mars Collection of Educational Resources: 1. Extremophiles

Europlanet Educational Resources – The Mars Collection

Europlanet 2024 RI has produced a set of school resources exploring the possibilities of life on the Red Planet. The resources have been produced to be easily translatable in order to facilitate ease of dissemination across Europe and beyond.  The resources link areas of the curriculum with research into past and present conditions on Mars and how we can study these conditions via analogue sites here on Earth.  The project covers a range of topics, from geoscience and volcanoes, to pH and even mineral deposition viewed through an astrobiological lens.

Italian versions of the resources with video lessons produced by EDU INAF are now available at: Terra chiama Marte.  

1. Extremophiles

The first set of resources in the Mars Collection gives an introduction to life found in extreme environments, exploring the kind of stresses we may find on Mars and how life can adapt to survive these. 

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Overview

Age Range:

10-14

Equipment Needed:

  • Computer
  • Projector

Lesson Time:

45 Minutes (including 2 videos)

Topics Covered:

  • Biology (Life in extremes)
  • Astronomy (Mars surface conditions)

Learning Outcomes

After completing this activity, pupils will:

  • Understand that cells can change to adapt to extreme environments.
  • Be able to explain the function of a cell membrane.
  • Assess how stresses on Mars might affect its habitability.

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Video experiments

Teacher Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Italian versions of the resources with video lessons produced by EDU INAF are now available at: Terra chiama Marte.  

Training in Storytelling and Theatre as a Tool for Science Outreach

Training in Storytelling and Theatre as a Tool for Science Outreach

The Europlanet Society’s Committee Funding Scheme provides awards of €1000-5000 to supports projects that further the aims of the Europlanet Society and actively involve its members. In 2020, the Society supported an application by the Benelux Hub for a project called ‘Planetary Atmospheres Accessible to All’ that would enable researchers to collaborate with performers and storytellers in producing unique augmented lectures that use performing arts techniques to engage public audiences.

This online workshop, aimed at 10 selected BIRA / IASB / Europlanet researchers, has provided the practical tools to become storytellers of science with a special emphasis on addressing a general audience and/or students.

The workshop was divided into three half-day sessions (11, 14, 18 December 2020, 09:00 → 13:00 ).

The first half-day focused on defining and prioritizing the key themes which help to communicate Aeronomy to target audiences, by connecting them to societal issues. A process of collective intelligence and design thinking has been used to facilitate the emergence of key themes that can be integrated in the Augmented Lectures, if they will be produced.

Based on the outcomes, the second session has provided training in the creation of a science outreach story and its delivery (storytelling). We focused on and applied the fundamental ingredients of stories (starting from a simplified Hero’s Journey). Each participant has had the chance to prepare one short story on his/her topic of interest.

During the third half-day session, these stories have been presented to invited artists, and possible collaborations have been explored between art-science pairs to cocreate Augmented Lectures to further enhance the project.

The online workshop by Dr Andrea Brunello and Dr Pierre Echard of Jet Propulsion Theatre (JPT) was supported by the Europlanet Society Benelux Hub.

Organisers: Dr Andrea Brunello (JPT), Dr Ann Carine Vandaele (BIRA-IASB), Dr Arianna Piccialli (BIRA-IASB), Karolien Lefever (Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy), Dr Pierre Echard (JPT)

Call for a PostDoc Research Fellowship on the analysis of Mars Oxia Planum @INAF-IAPS (Rome)

The INAF-Institute for Space Astrophysics and Planetology (Rome, Italy) is seeking applicants for onePostdoctoral Research Fellowship” in the context of the research project “Analysis of Oxia Planum from remote sensing data and terrestrial laboratory analogs of Mars and Ceres”.

Deadline: 22 January 2021.

The grant is based on the project “EXOMARS Ma_MISS” and “DAWN” and will be carried out under the scientific supervision of dr. Maria Cristina De Sanctis and dr. Francesca Altieri.

The expected start date is April 2021, with a duration of 12 months and the potential of renewal for further two years.

The successful candidate is expected to work on the data analysis of the Oxia Planum site and on laboratory activities for the preparation and characterization of analogs of Ceres and Mars.

More information with the complete description of the position and the documents to fill out here.


The great conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn: the Italian eye

A few days ago, on December 21st, the entire world has raised its eyes to the sky to admire the great conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn, popularly and somewhat erroneously known as the “Christmas Star”. For this particular occasion, which will not occur until the year 2080, in Italy, some headquarters from the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF) have joined forces and carried out live, on EduINAF‘s Facebook and YouTube channels, the event “Jupiter and Saturn: the meeting of the giants”.

What made last Monday a remarkable astronomical event was indeed the positions of these two planets: although being aligned in the sky about once every 20 years, it’s been nearly 400 years since Jupiter and Saturn passed this close to each other in the sky, and nearly 800 years since this alignment occurred at night, allowing nearly everyone around the world to see this “great conjunction”. The previous one was on July 16, 1623. However, on that occurrence the two planets were too close to the Sun to be easily observed. We must go back to the late Middle Ages, precisely to March 4, 1226, to find a celestial event of similar magnitude, potentially visible in the terrestrial skies.

During the italian streaming, aired on the 21st on EduINAF’s main social channels from 5pm to 7 pm, astronomers from the INAF guided the audience (of over 10000 people) through the live observations of the planetary conjunction seen by the various italian observatories involved (Roma, Trieste and Palermo) also showing images collected in the previous days both from Italy and other telescopes in the world. The experience was made even more interesting by the insights the astronomers gave about the most recent discoveries in the field of planetary physics and the relevance of this celestial event, exceptionally occurred on the day of the winter solstice.

An image taken from the Rapid Eye Mount Telescope (La Silla Observatory-Chile), used during the italian streaming to show the “Great Conjunction” event of Jupiter and Saturn in the sky on Dec. 21st.

If you missed it and you want to discover more and more about this fascinating encounter of giants, you can look to this gallery of images and watch the recording of the streaming (available in italian) here.