We believe that beauty leads to inspiration.
After a very successful previous hiking conference, we're again organizing a walking theoretical physics workshop.
Starting from the beautiful (and little known) Champorcher valley, we will cross over into the Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso, aptly named "Big Paradise National Park" (it is big, and it is indeed super gorgeous). We will be discussing physics while walking and while lounging in beautiful and secluded mountain huts.
The local expenses will be covered by the sponsor Algorithmiq.
Expect to WALK (3-5 hours per day with 600-1000m elevation gain). No previous hiking experience is required, but an average level of fitness will be necessary. Also spirit of adaptation is a must: we will be sleeping in shared accommodations in secluded mountain huts (except for a night in the beautiful village of Cogne).
A list of suggested gear can be found here.
Participants must be willing to challenge themselves physically and mentally!
Every year, the PhysicalPub association organises dozens of telescope observing evenings: events that are accessible to everyone, at which we make our knowledge and instrumentation available so that together we can dedicate ourselves to the starry sky and its observation.
PhysicalPub's observing evenings are events usually divided into three parts. We start with a projection of some astronomical images, accompanied by the words of our experts, to introduce the objects we are going to observe. Next, we consider the main constellations visible that night and their legends, orienting ourselves in the sky thanks to astronomical lasers. Finally, we choose a few objects and observe them directly with our telescopes, under the expert guidance of our staff.
Some observing evenings will take place in isolated mountain pastures, where you can take a walk before sunset and maybe even stay in a tent until the next morning. Other events, on the other hand, take advantage of the support of some restaurants or alpine huts.
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Please note that during the Christmas holidays, the Dondena Refuge will reopen from 26 December 2022 until 8 January 2023, offering lunch, dinner and overnight accommodation.
Weekend openings will be scheduled thereafter, depending on weather conditions.
Are you looking for a new, dynamic and slightly different work experience? We are looking for staff for the summer season for our mountain huts. No experience is necessary, but willingness to learn, dynamism and a pinch of esprit libre.
If you are interested, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We have rested properly and are now ready to welcome you back to the Dondena hut. Come and enjoy this winter that tastes of spring with us! We will be open on weekends for lunches, dinners and overnight stays from Saturday 25 February. Contact us via email or whatsapp for information and bookings. We look forward to seeing you!