Great success for the Space Open Day organised by WIA-E award recipient Damiana Catanoso

Dear WIA-E members,

the Space Open Day organised in Sicily by Damiana Catanoso, WIA-E award recipient in Le Bourget last year, was a great success!

Thanks to that winning, Damiana was in fact able to plan and arrange a big Open Day for  more than 200 high school students in her hometown, Messina. The event, held on 8 March 2018, saw the contribution of external sponsors such s the University of Messina, the Italian Space Agency and the Municipality of Messina. 

Moreover, the participants had the chance to get in touch with major space actors, representatives of ASI and ESA, and to run for scholarships and other competitions and initiatives.

Damiana Catanoso was extremely satisfied with the reception that this Open Day had, especially as something that had started like an idea, even more like a dream, but soon became a reality.

The whole city was involved in this initiative, and proud that Damiana is now engaged in a period of research at Stanford University, which will surely open new and challenging opportunities for her!

Good luck Damiana!


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