The San Petronio Meridian Line with the “Notte Europea dei Ricercatori”
28/9/18 AT 9pm
PRESBYTERY OF THE SAN PETRONIO BASILICA
“Notte Europea dei Ricercatori” (European Researchers’ Night), is an event that brings people of all ages together in the streets, squares, and cultural heritage sites, as well as in universities and the laboratories of the main research institutes. In occasion of this special event, an astronomer and a gnomonist will explain the history, structure, and function of the world’s largest meridian line, which can be found in the San Petronio Basilica and was built in 1657 by Domenico Cassini.
Our guides will be
Bruno Marano (Prof. Emeritus of Astronomy-Unibo/INAF)
Giovanni Paltrinieri (Gnomonist and curator of the Meridian Line)
Join us at 9pm at the Presbytery of San Petronio to discover one of the greatest cultural and scientific wonders of our city.
Event in collaboration with
the University of Bologna, Cineca, the “Succede solo a Bologna” Association, and the Basilica of San Petronio.