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The IAU OAE National Astronomy Education Coordinator team for Italy

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Canali Marina
Dr Canali Marina
Team Member, NAEC team - Italy
Liceo Scientifico e Classico Ettore Majorana - Desio - Monza e Brianza - Italy


I studied in MIlano and I have a degree in physics. After graduating, I have worked for 10 years covering both technical and management roles. In this period I have worked in the Italian company that built and assembled the optics for the XMM Newton satellite.


Appointed as NAEC until: Aug. 1, 2024

Laila Evangelisti
Laila Evangelisti
Team Member, NAEC team - Italy
Istituto Comprensivo Statale 12 Bologna


Laila Evangelisti is a primary school teacher and Deputy School Principal for an Institute composed of 2 kindergartens, 2 primary schools and 1 secondary school. She has extensive experience in innovation in education including STEAM education, Outdoor Education, Game Based Education , tinkering and coding and she is an experienced teacher in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary education, documentation and evaluation at the primary school level.


Appointed as NAEC until: Aug. 1, 2024

Maria Giaele Infantino
Maria Giaele Infantino
Team Member, NAEC team - Italy
ICS UMBERTO ECO, MILANO


School Principal, former teacher in Italian Language and Literature, PhD in Communication Psychology, former University Lecturer in Psychology of Learning Processes, Vocational trainer in Educational Techologies, keen on contacts between Humanities and Astronomy.


Appointed as NAEC until: Aug. 1, 2024

Dr Stefano Sandrelli
Team Member, NAEC team - Italy
INAF - National Institute for Astrophysics, Italy


Studied physics at University of Pisa, got a PhD at Uni Bologna and a Master in science communication at Sissa, Trieste. Since 1999, he works at Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera, Milano, now part of the National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF). He worked as a scientific journalist for the European Space Agency (1999-2015). He was head of the INAF Outreach and Education Office (2008-10; 2016-20) and of the Italian Astronomical Olympiad Organizing Committee (2009-15).

As a writer, he published several books for kids and the general public. In 2010 he won an Italian Andersen Prize (Feltrinelli Kids, best series). In 2017 he won the “G. Dosi” Prize with Nello spazio con Samantha, written with the ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti.

For the International Astronomical Union (IAU) he is Italy NAEC since 2020 and Italy NOC since 2016 (vice-NOC from 2021).
Director of the IAU Office of Astronomy for Education Italy Center since 2020, he loves cronopios and all those people who cough, stumble and regularly lose their bus.


Appointed as NAEC until: Aug. 1, 2024

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Astronomy Education in Italy

For more information on Astronomy Education in Italy, see the Astronomy Education in Italy Summary (PDF file 214.06 kB) prepared by our NAEC team. This document is available under Creative Comments Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) Creative Comments Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) icons