The EST TV documentary "Reaching for the Sun" was presented at Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei in Palazzo Corsini (Rome, Italy) on May 26, 2023.
Organized by the Solar Physics Group of Università di Roma "Tor Vergata", the event was attended by EST representatives from Università di Catania, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte, and Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (IAA-CSIC), as well as numerous interested people, Italian students who had participated in the international EST school competition "The Sun at a Glance" in 2022, members of the Accademia, and media representatives.
The program included welcome words by Prof. Maurizio Brunori, Emeritus President of the Science Division of the Accademia dei Lincei, and Dr. Carlos Tercero, Cultural and Scientific Attaché of the Spanish Embassy in Rome. Then, Luca Giovanelli (Università di Roma Tor Vergata) gave a presentation about the Sun as a star and the EST project, followed by Francesca Zuccarello (Università di Catania) who presented the Italian participation in the EST project, highlighting the contribution of Italian scientists and technological companies over the years.
The EST documentary was screened after these presentations. The event continued with a description of the EST school competition by Mariarita Murabito (INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte), followed by a student presentation of one of the infographics submitted to the competition. Next, Francesco Berrilli (Università di Roma Tor Vergata) introduced the fiction video series "Here comes the Sun", produced by Università di Roma Tor Vergata and Zeo Studios within the framework of the Preparatory Phase of the European Solar Telescope, and its five episodes were screened.
Finally, a round table took place in which the audience and students could ask questions to the EST scientists attending the event.
Download the program at https://www.lincei.it/en/node/10237.