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The Inspiration of Astronomical Phenomena

The Inspiration of Astronomical Phenomena

October 18-23, 2009
Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti
Palazzo Franchetti



The Conference will explore humanity's fascination with the sky, which has been a strong and often dominant element in the human life and culture. It provides a meeting place for scholars from a variety of disciplines and artists to present and discuss their studies on the cultural impact and inspirations of astronomical phenomena. The list of topics discussed in the previous INSAP conferences is available at the INSAP web site. The first day of the Venice Conference will be devoted to Galilean contributions.

The attendance will necessarily be limited to 170 participants. We suggest that interested individuals register as soon as possibile. The form for the registration and submission of the abstracts for the oral and poster contributions is available here.

The previous INSAP conferences took place in 1994 in a retreat at Rocca di Papa in Italy, near the Vatican Observatory, in 1999 at the International Office of the University of Malta, in 2001 at the Palermo Observatory in Italy, in 2003 at the Oxford University, and in 2005 at the Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum in Chicago. Details about these conferences are available at at the INSAP web site.

http://www.astro.unipd.it/insap6/ 

International Executive Committee:
Francesco Bertola (IVSLA, Venice, Italy)
Marvin Bolt (Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum, Chicago, USA)
Nicholas Campion (University of Wales, Lampeter, UK)
George V. Coyne, S.J. (Vatican Observatory, Vatican City State)
Chris Impey (University of Arizona, Tucson, USA)
Ronald P. Olowin (St. Mary's College, Moraga, USA)
David W. Pankenier (Lehigh University, Bethlehem, USA)
Richard L. Poss (University of Arizona, Tucson, USA)
Valerie Shrimplin (Independent Art Historian, London, UK)
Rolf M. Sinclair, Chair (Centro de Estudios Cientificos, Valdivia, Chile )
Gary N. Wells (Ithaca College, Ithaca, USA)
 Scientific Organizing Committee:
Cesare Barbieri (IVSLA, Venice, Italy)
Piero Benvenuti (Padua University, Padua, Italy)
Francesco Bertola, Co-Chair (IVSLA, Venice, Italy)
Giovanni F. Bignami (IVSLA, Italy)
Cesare Chiosi (IVSLA, Venice, Italy)
Enrico Maria Corsini, Co-Chair (Padua University, Padua, Italy)
Elena Dalla BontÓ (Padua University, Padua, Italy)
JosÚ G. Funes, S. J. (Vatican Observatory, Vatican City State)
Raffaele Gratton (Padua Astronomical Observatory, Padua, Italy)
Malcom S. Longair (IVSLA, Venice, Italy)
Piero Rafanelli (IVSLA, Venice, Italy)
Alvio Renzini (IVSLA, Venice, Italy)

Programme
SUNDAY 18 OCTOBER 2009
18:00 - 20:00 WELCOME PARTY
MONDAY 19 OCTOBER 2009
WELCOME ADDRESSES.
9:30 - 9:45 GianAntonio Danieli (President, Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti)
9:45 - 10:00 H. Em. Angelo Card. Scola (Patriarch of Venice)
10:00 - 10:15 Piero Rafanelli (Director, Dipartimento di Astronomia, Universita` di Padova)
10:15 - 10:30 Enrico Cappellaro (Director, INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova)
10:30 - 10:45 Rolf Sinclair (Chair, INSAP International Executive Committee)
10:45 - 11:15 Coffee Break
SESSION 1. GALILEO AND HIS AGE
11:15 - 11:40 Paolo Galluzzi (Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza, Firenze): Galileo's Telescope: the Instrument that Changed the World
11:40 - 12:05 George Coyne, S.J (Vatican Observatory): Galileo and Bellarmine
12:05 - 12:30 Manlio Pastore Stocchi (UniversitÓ di Padova): The Telescope: Outline of a Poetic History
12:30 - 14:30 Lunch at the venue
SESSION 1 (cont.). GALILEO AND HIS AGE
14:30 - 14:55 Pierluigi Petrobelli (UniversitÓ di Roma La Sapienza) : Music at the Time of Galileo
14:55 - 15:20 Dinko Fabris (UniversitÓ della Basilicata) with a liuto performance by Terrel Stone (Conservatorio di Vicenza): Galileo and Music: A Family Affair
15:20 - 15:40 Ottavio Besomi (Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule Zuerich): Galileo Reader and Annotator
15:40 - 16:05 Gaetano Thiene (UniversitÓ di Padova): The Patient Galileo
16:05 - 16:30 Sidney Perkowitz (Emory University): Galileo Through a Lens: Telescopic, Microscopic, Cinematic
16:30 - 17:00 Coffee Break
17:00 - 17:25 Melchor SÓnchez de Toca (Pontifical Council for Culture): A Never Ending Story: The Pontifical Commission on the Galileo Case. A Critical Review
17:25 - 17:50 Richard L. Poss (University of Arizona): Eclipsed by Galileo: Thomas Harriot and His Renaissance Connections
17:50 - 18:15 Gary Wells (Ithaca College): The Long View: Light, Vision and Visual Culture after Galileo
18:15 - 18:45 Poster viewing
18:45 End of the day
TUESDAY 20 OCTOBER 2009
SESSION 2. ASTRONOMY AND ART
9:00 - 9:25 Manuela Incerti (Universita` di Ferrara): Transient Astronomical Events as Inspiration Source of Medieval and Renaissance Art
9:25 - 9:50 Maia Gahtan (New York University): Giorgio Vasari and the Image of the Hour
9:50 - 10:15 Giordana Mariani Canova (UniversitÓ di Padova): Padua and the Stars: Medieval Painting and Illuminated Manuscripts
10:15 - 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 - 11:10 Valerie Shrimplin (Independent Art Historian): Church of San Miniato al Monte: Astronomical and Astrological Connections
11:10 - 11:35 Malcom S. Longair (Cambridge University): Galileo, Elsheimer and the Flight into Egypt
11:35 - 12:00 Michael Mendillo (Boston University): Celestial Imagery: Saints and Sinners in the Sky
12:00 - 12:25 Paolo Molaro and Pierluigi Selvelli (INAF-Osservatorio di Trieste): The Mysteries of the Telescopes in the Jan Brueghel's Paintings
12:30 - 13:00 Poster viewing
13:00 - 14:30 Break
SESSION 2 (cont.). ASTRONOMY AND ART
14:30 - 14:55 Ron Olowin (Saint Mary's College, Moraga): Man, Controller of the Universe: the 1934 Fresco in the Palacio de Bellas Artes
14:55 - 15:20 Jim Cogswell (University of Michigan): Meanwhile, More Light
15:20 - 15:45 Elen Feinberg (University of New Mexico): Transformations From Earth to Sky
15:45 - 16:10 Jay M. Pasachoff and Roberta Olson (Williams College): Blinded by the Light: Solar Eclipses in Art-Science, Symbolism, and Spectacle
16:15 - 16:45 Coffee Break
16:45 - 17:10 Vladimiro Valerio (Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia): Piero della Francesca's Dream of Constantine
17:10 - 17:35 Inga Elmqvist S÷derlund (Stockholm University/Observatoriemuseet): Celestial Ceilings and Royal Glory. A Swedish Example
17:35 - 18:00 John Hatch (University of Western Ontario): Modern Earthworks and their Cosmic Embrace
18:00 - 18:30 Poster viewing
19:30 - 21:00 Dinner at the venue
SESSION 3. ASTRONOMY AND MUSIC
21:00 - 21:30 Claudio Ambrosini: Big Bang Circus
21:30 - 22:15 Gerald Schwartz (Sonic Consortium): Universe: A Thought Symphony (Music Performance)
22:30 End of the day
WEDNESDAY 21 OCTOBER 2009
SESSION 2 (cont.). ASTRONOMY AND ART
9:00 - 9:25 David Madacsi (University of Connecticut): Fragile Light: Inspiration in Retrospect
9:25 - 9:50 Marvin Bolt (Adler Planetarium): Telescope Forms, Aesthetics, and Material Culture
9:50 - 10:15 Greg Mort (Lowell Observatory): The Eye of Beholder
10:15 - 10:45 Coffee Break
SESSION 4. ASTRONOMY AND LITERATURE
10:45 - 11:10 Rolf Sinclair (Centro de Estudios Cientificos, Valdivia): Astronomy as a Brief but Critical Element in Literature
11:10 - 11:35 Ben Adams (University of Arizona): The Hands of the Pleiades: The Celestial Clock in the Classical Arabic Poetry of Dhu al-Rumma
11:35 - 12:00 Arnold Lebeuf (Jagellonian University): The Alphabet in the Sky
12:00 - 12:30 Poster viewing
12:30 - 14:30 Break
SESSION 4 (Cont.). ASTRONOMY AND LITERATURE
14:30 - 14:55 Roberto Buonanno (UniversitÓ di Roma Tor Vergata): Athanasius Kircher: the 17th Century Science at the Crossroads
14:55 - 15:20 Deborah Garwood (Pratt Institute): From the Satellites of Jupiter to 'Lost Time': Galileo, Proust, and the Demise of the Paris Meridian
15:20 - 15:45 Frances Clynes (University of Wales): Cyberspace and Sacred Sky
15:45 - 16:15 Coffee Break
16:15 Free Afternoon
THURSDAY 22 OCTOBER 2009
SESSION 5. ASTRONOMY AND RELIGION
9:00 - 9:25 Frederick Mario Fales (UniversitÓ di Udine): Massartu. The Nightly Observation of Astronomical Phenomena for Assyrian Kings (7th Century BC)
9:25 - 9:50 Naomi Miller (Boston University): Cicero's Cosmos: The Dream of Scipio
9:50 - 10:15 Ari Belenkiy (Bar-Ilan University): Newton's Datation of the Passion of Christ
10:15 - 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 - 11:10 Giovan Battista Lanfranchi (UniversitÓ di Padova): The Discovery of the Regular Movements of Celestial Bodies and the Development of Monotheism in the Ancient Near East
11:10 - 11:35 Oddone Longo (UniversitÓ di Padova): Tot Greaci Tot Sententiae. Astronomical Perspective Multiplicity in Ancient Greece
11:35 - 12:00 Rav Aharon Adolfo Locci (Chief Rabbi of the Israelitic Community in Padua): Israel's Quadrant. Weeping, Laughing and the Measures of the Stars
12:00 - 12:25 Giuseppe Tanzella-Nitti (Pontificia Universita` Santa Croce): Galileo's View of the Book of Nature in the Frame of the Historical Development of the Metaphor of the Two Books
12:30 - 13:00 Business Meeting
13:00 - 14:30 Break
SESSION 6. ASTRONOMY AND INSPIRATION
14:30 - 14:55 Nicholas Campion (University of Wales) : Enchantment and the Awe of the Heavens
14:55 - 15:20 Chris Impey (Steward Observatory): Vision: New Ways of Seeing at the Universe
15:20 - 15:45 Azriel Goldschmidt (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory): Looking at the Sky with a Very Large Neutrino Telescope 2 Kilometers under the Ice Surface at the South Pole
15:45 - 16:10 John David Mooney (Artist): Wild Ricing Moon and the Ojibwe; the Utes and the Pleaides
16:15 - 16:45 Coffee Break
16:45 - 17:10 Antonella Nota (Space Telescope Science Institute): From Failure to Symbol of Astronomical Discovery: the Inspiring Story of the Hubble Space Telescope
17:10 - 17:35 Mario Livio (Space Telescope Science Institute): The Impact of the Hubble Space Telescope on Our Culture
17:35 - 18:00 Chadwick Moore (Colorado State University) and Angela Richman (US National Park Service): Finding Inspiration in the Face of Endangered Starry Nights
18:00 - 18:25 Edwin C. Krupp (Griffith Observatory): Going Public
18:25 - 18:50 Jacob Staude (Max-Planck Institut fuer Astronomie): The 'House of Astronomy' - A New Center for Public and Educational Outreach
19:00 - 19:30 Poster viewing
19:30 - 21:00 Dinner at the venue
SESSION 7. ASTRONOMY AND MOVIES
21:00 - 21:45 JosÚ Francisco Salgado (Adler Planetarium): Adler Video Suites (Movie)
22:00 End of the day
FRIDAY 23 OCTOBER 2009
SESSION 8. ASTRONOMY AND HISTORY
9:00 - 9:25 Gjore Cenev (Skopje Planetarium): Three Worlds of the Megalithic Observatory Kokino
9:25 - 9:50 David W. Pankenier (Lehigh University): Astronomy in the Age of Dragons
9:50 - 10:15 Piero Boitani (UniversitÓ di Roma La Sapienza): Poetry of the Stars
10:15 - 10:45 Coffee Break
SESSION 7 (Cont.). ASTRONOMY AND MOVIES
10:45 - 11:30 Thomas Lucas (Thomas Lucas Productions): Black Holes: the Other Side of Infinity (Movie)
SESSION 8 (Cont.). ASTRONOMY AND HISTORY
11:30 - 11:55 Rita Gautschy (Basel University): Lunar Observations and their Usefulness for Chronology
11:55 - 12:20 Xenophon Moussas (University of Greece): The Antikythera Mechanism: Astronomy, Mathematics, and Technology Embedded in the First Mechanical Universe
12:20 - 12:45 Malvina Borgherini and Emanuele Garbin (Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia): The Palazzo della Ragione in Padua: Representation and Communication of Art, Architecture, and Astrology of a Civic Monument
12:45 - 14:30 Lunch at the venue
SESSION 8 (Cont.). ASTRONOMY AND HISTORY
14:30 - 14:55 Kenneth Seeskin (Northwestern University): Saving the Phenomena in Medieval Astronomy
14:55 - 15:20 Reinhold Bien and Karin Zimmermann (University of Heidelberg): Suns of Gold and Other Precious Items: Heavenly Phenomena Presented in 15th Century Manuscripts of the Heidelberg University Library
15:20 - 15:45 Wolfgang Metzger (WŘrttembergische Landesbibliothek): Stars, Manuscript, and Astrolabes
15:45 - 16:15 Conclusion
16:15 - 16:45 Coffee Break
16:45 -  End of the conference
POSTER SESSION
Patricia Aakhus (University of Southern Indiana) Sirius Rising 139 AD: Hadrian, Tivoli and the Tazza Farnese
Angelo Adamo (Astronomer/Artist) Planets among Notes: Annotatios of a Public Astronomer
Angelo Adamo (Astronomer/Artist) Stories of Suns and Moons: Tales of Dreams. Tales of Science
Marea Atkinson (University of South Australia) The Cosmic Labyrinth
Ari Belenkyi (Bar-Ilan University The Social Impact of Lunar Observation in the Past: The Murder of Hypathia and the anti-Jewish Riots in Alexandria c. 417
Fred Bendheim (Artist, USA) Etienne Trouvelot and My Own Art Relating to Astronomical Phenomena
Chanda Carey (University of California, San Diego) Robert Rauschenberg's 'Autobiography': Astrology, Space Science and Personal Cartography
Lynn Crighton-Lyon (Independent Scholar, France) Art and Astronomy
Giles Davison (Independent Scholar, UK) Dr Johannes Haeringshauser (1603-1641)
AJ Epstein (Artist, USA) The Clarke Orbit
Elen Feinberg (University of New Mexico) Sightlines
Carlos Galles (Universidad Nacional Rosario) The Enigmatic Face of the Moon
Lynda Harris (Independent Art Historian, London) The Milky Way: Path to the Empyrean?
Manuela Incerti (Universita` di Ferrara) and Elio Antonello (INAF-Osservatorio di Brera) Mensura Caeli: Territory, Town, Architecture, Tools
Gunilla Nadler (Artist, Sweden) Two Dimensions
Amelia Ortiz-Gil (University of Valencia) Communicating Astronomy to Children through Art
Sarah Richards (Independent Scholar, USA) What Galileo Saw: New Knowledge and the Printed Image
Sepp Rothwangl (Independent Scholar, Austria) Calendar Last Day
Irakli Simonia (Chavchavadze State University) Nekresi Sun Temple

 
 
 



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