The Astronomical Observatory of Pristina, in collaboration with the Italian Embassy in Kosovo, is hosting the exhibition of satellite images “Looking Beyond”, promoted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation with the contribution of the Italian Space Agency (ASI) and the companies e-GEOS and Telespazio.
The opening was attended by Ambassador Antonello De Riu, the Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Arbërie Nagavci, the Mayor of Pristina, Përparim Rama, and the curator of the exhibition, photographer Filippo Maggia.
Ambassador De Riu said: “The project consists of an exhibition of images acquired by the COSMO SkyMed satellite constellation and aims to promote Italian research in science and space, while at the same time raising public awareness of the multiple uses of satellite tracking systems, particularly in the agricultural and infrastructure sectors, as well as in the prevention and management of climate change and environmental disasters. He added: “The exhibition is an opportunity to present and share an approach that Italy strongly believes in: putting science at the service of peace, security, and prosperity on our planet. We are proud to bring this cultural and scientific event to the Pristina Observatory, reopened to the public after so many years thanks to the perseverance of a group of young and passionate Kosovars”.
The exhibition will be open to the public until 14 April, the “Italian Research Day in the World”.