Ti porto la Luna (I bring you the moon)

Alessandro Blasetti
Science Museum of Camerino University
Museum System
+39 0737 403100

2 April 2016 - 4 April 2016
  • Exhibition

The Science Museum of Camerino University presents a real moon rock into the galleries of its permanent exhibition, partly renovated, on April 2nd, 3rd and 4th 2016 (special opening, 10.00 am to 7 pm).

The rock, collected on the moon by Alan Shepard and Edgar Mitchell during the Apollo 14 mission (February 1971), will be closely observed and photographed by the public.

Luigi Pizzimenti, curator of the Flight Museum of Volandia, obtained the moon rock fragment, one of the biggest ever offered by NASA for public exhibitions, directly from the NASA Lunar Sample Laboratory Facility of Huston.

Pizzimenti, historian and author of the book “Apollo Project, the biggest men’s dream”, will take several lectures for schools from 9.00 am up to 1.00 pm on April 2nd and 4th. On April 3rd, instead, public conference at 4.00 pm.

We’ll wait for you at the Science Museum of Camerino University for another breathless experience!


Museo delle Scienze - Università di Camerino

Situated since 2003 in the splendid ex Convent of San Domenico, the Science Museum of Camerino University was founded in 1988. After the seismic crisis of august – october 2016, the museum is temporarily closed to the public. The most important collection of the Natural Science Museum in the field of natural history is the “Colfiorito Basin” fossil collection. Excavations have been carried out since 1987 in the two sites of Collecurti and Madonna del Piano, Colfiorito basin (Umbria-Marche Apennine), near Camerino.

This collection presents fossil bones belonging to hippopotamuses, elephants, rhinos and other Quaternary fauna.