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Feb 22

Update on AWB project for Feb. 26 eclipse

Less than 4 days until the annular eclipse in Patagonia! And I have some new developments as we prepare for this special occasion. First, I am happy to announce that we have received all 2,000 eclipse glasses sent by AWB and the generosity of many donors through Fiat Physica. Our gratitude is extended to RainbowSymphony for supplementing many hundreds of pairs to those obtained through crowdfunding. Half of them are in the city of Esquel (in the Western side of the province of Chubut), and the other half are in Trelew (in the Eastern shore). From each city, they will... Read More...

Feb 21

Eclipse Anular de Sol 26 de Febrero

From Cipolletti, Rio Negro, we are going to transmit live the eclipse of the sun of February 26, from our position we will see a partial 78%, we are inviting all those who want to approach to the Meterological Station of the National Meterological Service, to watch this eclipse By the telescopes of the foundation but also they will be able to follow it through our channel of https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHXd5el0hC5Y0dLba7mN A Read More...

Feb 16

Educational Talk of New Horizon Updates!

I share with Astronomers without Borders community this educational talk about New Horizon updates spoken in spanish. To view the educational talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLoc5VIGOwo Read More...

Feb 15

Last chance to make Astronomy happen in a far land

In a few hours, AWB's campaign to help children in rural Patagonia will be over. The February 26 solar eclipse will sweep over farms and towns in southern Argentina. A land of harsh winters and long distances to travel. "Patagonia is bleak", paleontologist George Simpson wrote back in the 1930s, although he valued and praised its many beauties. By the shores of the Atlantic, the town of Camarones is expecting many local families to show up for the eclipse observations. An exciting departure from their daily routine that includes algae collecting (photo), and farming. Photo caption: high-school students from Chubut... Read More...

Feb 13

AWB is growing in Kosovo (ACK - AstroFER)

What a great successful & productive way of starting 2017. In the premises of UP - Faculty of Education, Dep. of Physics in Pristina we held a joint a friendly meeting between our club ACK/AWB and the non-formal group from Ferizaj, Kosovo AstroFER. During the meeting there were presentations from both groups where we discussed the achievements so far donations, plans, projects, cooperation, support and activities that we will implement during 2017. There was a presentation about AWB programs and community and the way individuals, groups or clubs can be involved. This year for the 2nd time Kosovo will be... Read More...

Feb 12

A unique chance for many children. Can you help?

Children of Patagonia (Argentina) will have the chance of a lifetime, as the AWB campaign to provide them with solar glasses continues. As of this writing, 336 glasses have been secured thanks to 13 generous donations. Only 3 days to close! The annular eclipse will be visible across a narrow ban crossing Chubut province, next Sunday 26th. Public observations will be conducted in several cities, including Camarones and Facundo, which are the only ones where the eclipse will be fully seen. Each child, accompanied by a parent, will be given a free pair of glasses and our volunteers will explain... Read More...

Feb 11

Full moon in the the lantern festival all over China

Full moon in the The Lantern Festival all over China tonight, The Lantern Festival or the Spring Lantern Festival is a Chinese festival celebrated on the fifteenth day of the first month in the lunisolar Chinese calendar. It marks the final day of the traditional Chinese New Year celebrations. There are heaps and heaps of colorful lanterns hung out for people to appreciate. people will try to solve puzzles on lanterns, eat lots of food like glutinous rice balls named after the festival, and enjoy the celestial view of full moon. Photo taken by: Chinese Astronomy Photographic Alliance, show with... Read More...

Feb 07

AWB Campaign for the solar eclipse in Argentina continues

As the Moon quietly slides towards its date with the Sun, excitement builds up in Patagonia. And we hope you will join us, in one way or another! Camarones, a little known town by the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, is preparing accordingly. After all, rumors have it that many visitors will show up for the eclipse, as well as regional and national media. But the locals, younger and older, are also excited at the prospect of observing the eclipse. A first, for most of them. Astronomers without Borders launched a campaign to help the children of Patagonia watch the... Read More...

Feb 07

Observación de la Luna en el Paseo Cultural de Cipolletti 2017

Por segundo año consecutivo, en el Paseo Cultural de Cipolletti, la fundación instalo un telescopios para que grande y chicos puedan tener la oportunidad de observar la Luna, el clima acompaño y pasamos un gran fin de semana con cerca de 1000 participantes de todas las edades que quedaron maravillados con la experiencia For the second year in a row, in the Cultural Walk of Cipolletti, the foundation installed a telescope so that big and boys can have the opportunity to observe the Moon, the weather I accompany and we spend a great weekend with about 1000 participants of all... Read More...

Feb 07

Educational Talk with Moon and Planets Observation in Caguas, Puerto Rico

Bo. Borinquen Parcelas Viejas Parque de Pelota February 4, 2017 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm We want to thank the more than 70 people who could attend the activity on educational talk "Astronomy and Astrophotography for Amateurs" beginning at 7:30 pm ending at 8:30 pm and observing through telescopes the planets Venus and Mars from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm. We were illustrating the position of the constellation Orion the hunter in the sky while demonstrating projected astrophotographs of the Orion nebula and the Trapezium. Professor Erica Correa attending one of the telescopes demonstrating the planet Venus. The Solar System... Read More...

Feb 02

International Astronomical Youth Camp 2017 in Spain

The International Astronomical Youth Camp (IAYC) is a three-week long summer camp aiming to promote knowledge of astronomy and related sciences in a unique international atmosphere. The IAYC is an experience unlike any other; a place for unforgettable memories and lifelong friendships. Young and enthusiastic students come together from all corners of the world, aged between 16 and 24. The camp hosts around 65 participants for three weeks in a remote location, with access to some of the most spectacular skies you may have ever seen. More info www.iayc.org IAYC 2016 participants in Avebury stone circle (UK) on excursion day. Read More...

Jan 31

A solar eclipse far, far away

An annular eclipse will take place on February 26, but very few will enjoy a first row sighting from their own home. On this occasion, the Moon's shadow will sweep a narrow strip of land across southern Argentina and Chile, and central Africa. In Argentina, the maximum visibility lane will be in the Province of Chubut, in Patagonia. This is a land of farms and vast ranches. For many miles, you may only see small herds of guanacos grazing near the road. In fact, only one city and a couple of very small towns will be able to see the... Read More...

Jan 30

Meteorites in the University

Por primera vez, el Museo Didactico de la Ciencia "MUDIC" de la Universidad de Elche, recibe la visita de material procedente de otros mundos. 43 meteoritos fueron expuestos para el conocimiento de todos los visitantes, mientras se daba una pequeña charla introductoria al mundo de la meteórica. Los meteoritos proceden de mi colección privada "Fragmentos de otros mundos". For the first time, the Didactic Museum of Science "MUDIC" of the University of Elche, receives the visit of material from other worlds. 43 meteorites were exposed for the knowledge of all the visitors, while a small introductory talk was given to... Read More...

Jan 29

Publicizing AWB programs and getting people, clubs and other schools in Kosovo involved.

Publicizing AWB programs and getting people, clubs and other schools in Kosovo involved. With the invitation of the Prof. of Physics & Astronomy Mr. Rahmani, we held an outreach solar event / activity at the Gymnasium of Natural Sciences Xhavit Ahmeti in Gjilan. Students of the school were presented with the news of astronomy, demonstrated the telescope and we observed the sunspots through solar glasses & binoculars as well using the protective filter on the telescopes. With the beginning of the next semester, the Gymnasium will form a non formal group of astronomy within the school with the help of... Read More...

Jan 29

Worst lightpollution-attack in Austrian alps - ever!!!

Following some photographic impressions from my Tyrolean-astrofriends attacked by beams of light. A really hard attack to men and wildlife. Wondering events like these ( Festival of Light - Swarovski ) are authorized by the provincial government :-( ca. 500 floodlights ca. 1,000,000 lumens light intensity Hopefully this bad example does not catch on ! Some more picts showing the impact of lightbeams. Best regards Joe Read More...

Jan 29

Orion and Chinese New Year

When the three Belt stars of Orion shine high in the south after sunset, it's time for the spring festival in China ... the traditional Chinese New Year, starting this weekend! The three lined-up prominent stars of Orion, which are regarded as the three gods of fortune, prosperity and longevity by Chinese. Here are the views of the three gods above all around China. Over a billion people in China and millions around the world will celebrate the the Chinese New Year – the most important of Chinese holidays – on January 28, 2017. It's a lunar new year and... Read More...

Jan 29

Report on The Solar Filters Recommendations for the Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017

I share with you an YouTube report on solar filters for the partial and total solar eclipse event on August 21, 2017 For view the YouTube report here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=on2vuKq1i5k Read More...

Jan 28

Small GEO lift off

http://www.esa.int/spaceinvideos/Videos/2017/01/SmallGEO_H36W-1_liftoff_repla Read More...

Jan 28

Astroclock

Astro Clock Dedfine The sun & moon at Their Transit Read More...

Jan 28

The Time

The Time The Time is can be reckoned in the space at any random point. But ending of reckoning is not possible. Beginning of the time reckoning is can be do any random point of the infinite space time but reckoning of the ending point of time's are not possible. From which origin point to time begin? This is not too be verified that, from which origin point to time begin. So that this is very difficult to say that about farming of the cosmos & time started get togather in the past moment & that point oh the space,... Read More...

Jan 25

M46/M47 in Binoculars

Stargazing with binoculars is a speedy way to see celestial objects in awesome detail. project nightflight has developed an astrophotography and image processing technique to show some deep-sky objects as they appear in binoculars. This way we would like to encourage stargazers to use their binoculars for finding their way around in the nightsky. For the simulation images we use HDR imaging technology and a special filter to make the final image look almost exactly as seen through a binocular. The field of view of our binocular simulations spans six degrees, which represents the typical 8x30 or 10x50 binos used... Read More...

Jan 25

AWB SERBIA - MONTHLY ASTRONOMY QUIZ ON 15. JANUARY 2017

Every 15th of each month, except in April, the Serbian AWB organize a small quiz with 10 with different astronomy themes. On 15th January was the 9th Quiz, this time with the theme "Orion". We had 65 participants. Each of them gets an e-book on astronomy as a gift. Read More...

Jan 24

Primera Capsúla Informativa sobre el Eclipse Solar Total y Parcial en los Estados Unidos y Puerto Rico en el 2017

I share to you this report of Total and Partial Solar Eclipse event in August 21, 2017 in USA and Puerto Rico To view the report, please click YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_u6emo_s_YU&t=4s Read More...

Jan 20

GAM 2017 in Spain

AstroGEDA (Elche, España) comienza a adaptar su centro de actividades para participar en el GAM 2017. Contará de una sala con terraza para las actividades con telescopio y poder transmitir en directo algún evento y de una sala de conferencias y talleres para realizar con los más pequeños. AstroGEDA (Elche, Spain) begins to adapt its center of activities to participate in the GAM 2017. It will have a room with terrace for the activities with telescope and to be able to transmit live some event and a conference room and workshops to do with the little ones. Read More...

Jan 16

Charla Astronomia y Astrofotografia para Aficionados

I share a talk about Amateur's Astronomy and Astrophotography for the entire enthusiast community in astronomy on social networks. To access the talk here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeAub0Xg1_I Read More...