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Oct 01

Under the Stars

Last September 29, the journalism students of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines – College of Communication brought together astronomy enthusiasts from around the university and the general public to attend a lecture and stargazing event. The program was a fund-raising activity for the iCommunicate 13: Alpas, which is the developmental collegiate magazine of the College of Communication. Alpas in the Filipino language means to break free, and in the same essence the group seeks to break free from the usual and typical stereotype, surpassing all challenges and soaring high to reach the peak of excellence. The group coordinated with... Read More...

Sep 27

Rasht' Black - hole story seminar

on 6 Sep in Rasht, The rasht astronomy society which holded by govermnets invited all of the astronomy lover in this day, in Rasht we have Ahmad Alasti and Rashid Rah, Erfan ashkanpour to introducing the black hole for 230 member of the astronomy lover. they are very intrested to join in ICAP and as gift, all of the personals may be can join free for ICAP Read More...

Sep 16

AWB SERBIA - ASTRONOMY QUIZ ON SEPTEMBER 15th 2017

Every 15th of the month, exept in April, the Serbian AWB organize quiz with 10 questios with different astronomy themes. This time we had theme: "Mission Cassini". We hat 53 Participants. Each of them gets an e-book on astronomy as a gift. Read More...

Sep 04

6 years old training session

Today our department members had a traning session to obtain more accuracy to learn averaged 6 years old children. Our main goal was to learn Solar system and rotation of planets around the Sun, formation of Solar system and some poems about the planets. The other issue was the happening of day and night using some baloons and balls. At the end of session we watched a cartoon which was about formation of Solar system which made of by our group two years ago. Read More...

Aug 25

"We Are Planetary" Textile Art Exhibition

Hailing from a tiny pixel of Earth in Scotland, I have now lived in Fernie, BC, Canada for the past 8 years. I have been a fibre and textile nerd since she was a child, and only mildly obsessed with felting for the past 15 or so years. I owe so much of my knowledge to some very inspiring and encouraging members of the Fernie Spinners and Weavers Guild. “We Are Planetary” is my first terrifying solo exhibition. As an amateur astronomer, and having a very non-scientific mind, I find that artistic expression is a very effective way to begin... Read More...

Aug 04

Solar eclipse poem English/German, Solar Eclipse German Sonnenfinsternis Appreviated Sofi

English, IF Hopefully Clear & i Can see solar eclipse at St Joe, There's No Danger of Tears, But songs & Cappuccino. German, Wenn Hoffentlich Kaine Wolken ausdehnen & ich kann sehenSofi in St Joe, Dann, Keine Gefahr von Traenen, Sondern Lieder & Cappuccino. Read More...

Jul 30

A Huge Surprise!

I thought I knew all about solar eclipses. After all, I was the expert astronomer people were asking about what to expect at the first total solar eclipse in the US in 61 years. It was 1979 and I was working at Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, a very popular public observatory and planetarium, operating the Zeiss 12-inch refractor for the public. The eclipse was in the news and there was a lot of interest. So I told them all about what to expect how the Sun's corona, usually hidden from view by the glare of the solar... Read More...

Jul 18

Glitter Festival 2017 - Year of Cultural Astronomy.

Every year in August at the winter algee here in Goias, the Gunstar team holds the Glitter Festival and an astronomical cultural celebration to our Milky Way in the region of the constellation of scorpion plus a milder climate and no rainfall the best Days for observational astronomy in Goias, we consider this festival a kind of copy of the global month of Astronomy, but in April the rainy weather and clouds make it very difficult and we call the regional festival of Astronomy (copy of the month Global Astronomy) Clube celebrates 4 years of cultural partnership with the wonderful... Read More...

Jul 18

Goiania the city of the world with greater participation in Asteroid Day 2017

Our organization Gunstar in the figure of our president Clayton Gubio dos Santos participated as regional coordinator of Asteroid Day Brazil. Coordinating the West Center formed by 3 states many larger than several European countries in size, seriousness with which we participate in the wonderful global month of Astronomy. Goiania had in average 25 events in which Gunstar elaborated and executed 24 of them. We count on the valuable help of the Cecilia Payne Astronomy Club of the Campos of the federal university of Goias in Special Physics course. In addition to being the main city in the world which... Read More...

Jul 18

Gunstar Team HeadQuarters in Goiania

The gunstar team opens its physical headquarters to better serve the space public and give support and seriousness to the activities of the club. We will also represent astronomies without borders here in order to facilitate giving greater support and seriousness to the work of our organization Read More...

Jul 17

Asteroid Day in Spain

During the week of June 30 of this year, 22 astronomical dissemination entities from Spain were celebrating International Asteroid Day, a unique event to raise public awareness of the latent danger to Earth from the impact of an asteroid of Considerable size. Vigo, Terrasa, Madrid, Castellón and Pilar de la Horadada, are some of these localities that participated in the event with various activities: telescope observations at night, exhibitions, conferences and film shows; Have been the most active. Although the statistics of the event have not been published yet, more than 1000 activities are estimated worldwide, a figure much higher... Read More...

Jul 06

A tale of 3 eclipses

Hi, In august 2017, in the US, we'll witness a total solar eclipse….. I read that it's going to be the most observed one, ever…. Well, let me tell you about the previous Saros….. Decades ago, in Europe, long before the turn of the Century, scientific and esoteric publications told the story of the upcoming august 11 1999 Total Solar Eclipse, crossing the UK, France, Belgium, Germany, Hungary, Iran, India, etc… Even in 1959, a famous flemish weatherman gave an appointment with his viewers in 1999 for the Solar Eclipse… In 1998, I went to Guadeloupe for the february 26... Read More...

Jun 17

Men & boys not only father & son churchcamp with astronomy fatherday weekend

First time Enjoying camping With astronomy Since 1998 & 2000, But Lo & Behold, my telescope & bino were Again(!!) the Only(!!!) optics!! But that's Faar Better then No one At All!! ll!! Read More...

Jun 16

Opposition of Saturn 6/15/2017

The Astrofotografia y Ciencia Team (Fernando Roquel Torres and Erica Correa Felix), was given the task of introducing enthusiasts in astronomy, astrophotography and space exploration through social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram) the event o f the opposition of Saturn since RoquelObservatory in Caguas, Puerto Rico on 6/15/2017. The opposition of Saturn is known as that this planet is in the opposite direction with our star the Sun. The Earth is in the middle of Saturn and the Sun getting closer to us. In the planetary simulator Stellarium indicates that it is 9,043 astronomical units (1,352,773,000 km). This distance although... Read More...

Jun 15

Star Party at the Seawall in Georgetown

Guyana has gorgeous dark skies. So naturally, it would be ideal for star parties. A star party is when a group of people gather to observe the wonders of the universe using a telescope, and have discussions on space and time. Back in May 2016, I got the idea to host a ‘star party' due to an increasing outpour of interest in observing the night sky from friends and family who kept asking me when I would be available to take my telescope out so they too can experience the wonders of the universe we live in. So I created... Read More...

Jun 14

Microgroup of astronomers First Premiere Since Lasst year July 9.

First Premiere With my telescope y telescope & 2(!!) other astronomers with telescopes Since 2015 Aug. 22.!! GutenTaghi Savadeeca Thai girl looking Read More...

Jun 10

Strawberry Moon (Minimoon) 2017

by Muthanna Al-Sarray

Obserivng Minimoon (Strawberry Moon), 2 shoots, in Fayetteville, AR, USA 9-6-2017 Phase: Full Moon Illumination:100% Moon Age: 14.72 day Moon Distance: 405,409.03 km. Sun Distance:151,880,579.49 km Muthanna Al-Sarray Read More...

Jun 07

Newbie at AWB

by Cristina Montes

I have been in the astronomy hobby since I was a child, but I just joined AWB now. I am excited to meet other astronomers from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. I look forward to exchanging experiences, thoughts, and plans about this wonderful hobby of ours. Read More...

Jun 02

Star Party

Last night AOYA star party and casual observation session sponsored by Shakespeare's & Co. Erbil. During this event, both kids and grown ups have enjoyed and appreciated the thorough look at many of the lunar features in incredible details and clarity. Also Shakespeare's & Co. valued guests were rewarded with a further look at Jupiter with all its glory surrounded by 4 of its brightest moons, followed by observing the beautiful ringed planet Saturn. To many of the guests, thi s was their ever first experience which hopefully will bring the best of their interest in Astronomy, and that's exactly... Read More...

May 31

ENGELSIZ FESTIVAL - II

To a world without restraints! At April 28th 2017, Engelsiz Hacettepe Club hosted an event called Engelsiz Festival 2. The festival was supported by various foundations such as SERÇEV, ÇENGEL ATÖLYE, ÇENGEL KAFE, BİZİM ÇOCUKLAR SPOR KULÜBÜ and many others. Made for people with various disabilities, the event in total have reached out around 250 children and adult people. We were there for sun observation and giving small talks about astronomy and science. You can find the event link here: https://www.facebook.com/events/749173231924632/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%223%22%2C%22ref_newsfeed_story_type%22%3A%22regular%22%2C%22feed_story_type%22%3A%22117%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D And for Engelsiz Hacettepe Club: https://www.facebook.com/EHToplulugu/ Read More...

May 30

Capture of Comet C/2015 V2 Johnson

I share my capture of comet C / 2015 V2 Johnson from Caguas, Puerto Rico on May 27, 2017. This capture was with DSLR camera and tripod without using telescope or self-guided mount. It was 50 photos of 5 seconds. For more information, you can access my blog: http://astrofotografiayciencia.blogspot.com/2017/05/capturando-al-cometa-c2015-v2-johnson.html Read More...

May 26

Fayetteville Public Library Offers Donated Telescope

by Muthanna Al-Sarray

A telescope was recently donated to the Fayetteville Public Library, Fayetteville, AR, and is now available for checkout. The telescope was donated to the library by Supporting STEM and Space, Inc. and is sponsored by Sugar Creek Astronomical Society. Library officials said the make and model of the telescope was specifically selected for ease of use and durability. In addition, the library has created a fast facts sheet and staff members have received training to assist patrons in using the telescope. The telescope is available for checkout by any authorized library patron over the age of 18. Patrons can check... Read More...

May 25

Syrian Astronomical Association

by Muthanna Al-Sarray

Muhammed Alassiry, CEO of ASS, welcomed attendances and announced the new SAA center. Even their country suffers diffcult circumtances nowadays, members of Syrian Astronomical Association (SAA) celeberated the opening of association building in May 22, 2017 in Damascus, Syria. Visitors read an International Astronomical Union poster. The observatory of SAA Muhammed Alassiry, chair of SAA, stated that the new center has an observatory with two main telescopes, celestron se8 computerized telescope and 14" Dobsonian Telescope. This Center includes also a plantriounm that was built depending on the expertise of SAA's memebers. Also, SAA with its new center offers a new... Read More...

May 14

Scientific Project to Search for Extrasolar Planets at the Arecibo Observatory

Our team of Astrofotografia y Ciencia (Solar System Ambassador - NASA / JPL Fernando Roquel Torres and Professor Erica Correa Felix) was invited by Prof. Abel Méndez, who is a planetary scientist and astrobiologist at the University of Puerto Rico in Arecibo studying the Potential for the life of the planets, to a Scientific Project to Search for Extrasolar Planets at the Arecibo Observatory on Friday, May 12, 2017 from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm. From the beginning, Professor Méndez was demonstrating the equipment in the control room of the most sensitive radio telescope in the world. Professor Mendez explained... Read More...

May 08

Crowd funding campaign support pre-primary & primary wings at Bhawani Higher Secondary School, Parbat!

Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO) came in contact with this school in 2010 for the first time with the proposal of our outreach program at the school. After our meeting with Mr. Bhola Nath Sharma, social activist and chairman of School Management Committee (SMC) we decided to conduct an outreach activity at the school on November 13, 2010. After that we had several visits to the schools, donated one galileoscope (Dec 6, 2012) to encoourage secondary level students for astronomy and invited secondary level teacher/s to our Galileo Teacher Training Program (GTTP) in 2012 (Kathmandu), 2013 (Pokhara) and 2015 (Pokhara). While... Read More...