Previous Editions

The first two editions of "Donne fra le Stelle" were held in the province of Cosenza; in 2021 in Fiumefreddo Bruzio, in 2022, in Amantea. The project took shape with the awarding of honorary citizenship by the Municipality of Fiumefreddo Bruzio to Carolyn Porco, associate professor at Berkeley University (head of mission responsible for images of the “Cassini Huygens” probe on Saturn), former senior researcher at the University of Colorado, and NASA consultant, whose family is originally from Fiumefreddo. The flagship was the "Space Adventure" exhibition at the US Space & Rocket Center, the space museum in Huntsville, Alabama, USA. The exhibition, dedicated to man's exploits in space, arrived in the small village on the Tyrrhenian coast of Calabria after a traveling tour between Denmark (Copenhagen), Israel (Tel Aviv), South Africa (Johannesburg), Poland (Warsaw) , Romania (Bucharest), Italy (Turin).

1st Edition


Carolyn Porco

American astrophysicist, astronomer and science communicator.

Amalia Ercoli Finzi

Engineer, scientific consultant NASA, ESA, ASI.

Marica Branchesi

Full Professor Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI), President of the Scientific Council of the National Institute of Astrophysics.

Sandra Savaglio

Astronomer and astrophysicist.

Paola Santini

Astrophysicist, researcher at the INAF astronomical observatory (National Institute of Astrophysics).

Annamaria Nassisi

Physics, manager of Thales Alenia Space Italia.

Alessia Gloder

Aerospace engineer and WIA-E (Women in Aerospace Europe) member.

2nd Edition

AMANTEA (CS) | 2022

Patrizia Caraveo

Astrophysicist and research director at INAF.

Francesca Faedi

Astrophysicist and researcher.

Gioia Rau

NASA Astrophysics.

Annamaria Nassisi

Physics, manager of Thales Alenia Space Italia.

Wera Di Cianni

Astronomer and astrophysicist, high school teacher.

Giuseppina Nigro

Researcher in the field of theoretical astrophysics.

Emanuela De Fazio

Chief Editor Aise Incose Italia.

Luisa Pontecorvo

Passionate about astronomy.