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Nov 30

The Great Conjunction & Other Celestial Events: A Virtual Lecture

Every twenty years, the giant planets Jupiter and Saturn meet each other in the night sky as they both cycle their way slowly through the zodiac. This year, however, the pair will meet in the closest conjunction in approximately 400 years, merging almost into a single point in the evening sky of the winter solstice. You won't want to miss this sight, nor the other splendid opportunities for winter stargazing, from Orion's brilliant nebula to the Geminid meteor shower. Hamptons Observatory Senior Educator and NASA Solar System Ambassador, William Francis Taylor, will guide you through the celestial calendar and help... Read More...

Nov 30

The Great Conjunction & Other Celestial Events: A Virtual Lecture

Every twenty years, the giant planets Jupiter and Saturn meet each other in the night sky as they both cycle their way slowly through the zodiac. This year, however, the pair will meet in the closest conjunction in approximately 400 years, merging almost into a single point in the evening sky of the winter solstice. You won't want to miss this sight, nor the other splendid opportunities for winter stargazing, from Orion's brilliant nebula to the Geminid meteor shower. Hamptons Observatory Senior Educator and NASA Solar System Ambassador, William Francis Taylor, will guide you through the celestial calendar and help... Read More...

Nov 30

The Great Conjunction & Other Celestial Events: A Virtual Lecture

Every twenty years, the giant planets Jupiter and Saturn meet each other in the night sky as they both cycle their way slowly through the zodiac. This year, however, the pair will meet in the closest conjunction in approximately 400 years, merging almost into a single point in the evening sky of the winter solstice. You won't want to miss this sight, nor the other splendid opportunities for winter stargazing, from Orion's brilliant nebula to the Geminid meteor shower. Hamptons Observatory Senior Educator and NASA Solar System Ambassador, William Francis Taylor, will guide you through the celestial calendar and help... Read More...

Oct 27

I have a Dream

I have a Dream I am a simple and curious person. I always wondered about the magic that was everywhere due to the mechanics and wills of God in nature. I always wondered about everything and nothing convinced me at first. My first Astronomical experience was with Comet Halley in the 80's, all lively stores, shopping malls in the city, on the radio it was always the same subject as on TV, that in a way brought people together and transformed something common like our lives and made them different expectations, I was a simple child but I remember many... Read More...

Oct 19

AWB SERBIA - ASTRONOMY QUIZ ON OCTOBER 15th 2020

Every 15th of the month, except in April, AWB-Serbia is organizing a small quiz featuring 10 questions on a selected astronomical theme. On October 15th, was the theme of 44th Quiz: "One Question - one (dwarf) Planet". We had 74 participants, each got this time a voucher from Amazon. Those ones who had all 10 answers right, received an Amazon sponsored Tablet and a gold certificate. Read More...

Oct 19

Mars Observation Week _ 2020

Thus, we have concluded “Mars Observation Week_2020” and online photo-exhibition dedicated to the Red Planet being in opposition and shining effectively in the autumn sky. Anyone with camera has been encouraged to take the picture of Mars. Mr. Arkadi Zurabiani and Provider of the telescopes @Celestron/Planetarium also shared the video and small informative lecture has been provided to the club members: https://www.facebook.com/100000056663346/videos/4749016485110193/. Also, watch the video from David Samkharadze "Andromeda, Mars and Moon, 800 shots, 5D Mark III, ISO 2000, f/2,8, 15.00 sec, 16mm, 4K: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLTLU00VwZI; Amateur astrophotographers with various technology capabilities have submitted their pictures, which are presented here.... Read More...

Oct 17

3D PRINTED ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY ACCESORIES

Greetings Astronomers! Did you ever think on make your own instruments accessories? Nowadays, alternatives for creating your own tools and materials are actually diverse. For some time, I wanted to buy some accessories for making Astrophotography. Normally a good option would be to acquire a robust metal made accessories, considering a T-ring and specific adapter in case of Nikon/Canon DSLR Cameras. Which is great and work properly. Moreover, cost and transportation is also a consideration depending on your location. Being in charge of San Agustin Astronomy and Space Sciences Club, I was noticed of some robotic projects by using 3D... Read More...

Oct 17

DIY TELESCOPE CASES PROJECT

Hello Astronomers! When talking about taking care of instrumentation, we think on telescope cases for avoiding dust and sun exposure. This year was suitable for developing proper astronomy projects such as Astrophotography, observation reporting and maintenance of equipment. Therefore, one important thing I was planning for a while was the acquisition of cases for taking care of telescopes as they should. My first alternative was to identify and consider to buy dedicated cases online. Moreover, the considerable cost and pandemic affection on delivery, dismissed it as an option. So by using low cost materials and some handcraft work, I reached... Read More...

Oct 15

World Space Week Celebrations at AUSAO

by AUSAO

Various activities were planned Online Webinars of Renowned Speakers Poster Making Competitions Model Making Competitions Read More...

Oct 08

Live broadcast of the moon on facebook

International Observe the Moon Night is a global event sponsored by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter mission and the Solar System Exploration Division of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, with many contributors. The event promotes the observation, evaluation and understanding of our Moon and its connection with science and planetary exploration. The astronomy and science club M45 participated in this event through its Facebook page with live broadcast of the moon on Saturday night, September 26, 2020, from 20:00. #observethemoon #observealua # clubem45 Read More...

Oct 06

CELEBRATIONS OF UN WORLD SPACE WEEK IN CYPRUS (AWB PARTNERSHIP)

CYPRUS Celebrates World Space Week - Biggest Space Event on Earth - October 4-10 LARNACA – 03 OCTOBER, 2020 The annual celebration of World Space Week is planned for October 4-10, 2020 in CYPRUS with the theme “Satellites Improve Life”. Activities such as revealing news and informing the public about satellites and their broad benefits for humankind by the KITION PLANETARIUM & OBSERVATORY capture the spirit of this theme. “Every year from October 4 to 10, people all over the world gather to celebrate the accomplishments of humankind in space exploration and inspire our youth,” says World Space Week National... Read More...

Sep 30

Astronomy in a Drive-In

by Marcelo de Oliveira Souza

The Louis Cruls Astronomy Club organized here in our city, Campos dos Goytacazes, here in Brazil on September 25th, Friday, and September 26th,Saturday, an Astronomy Drive-in event. People participated from their cars. We had the support of the biggest Shopping Center of our city. We used the parking of the Shopping Center and project videos and images in a big screen. It was a big success!!! We had in each day the participation of more than 170 people in 45 cars. Read More...

Sep 30

Observe the Moon 2020 Goias.

Moon observation night 2020 was a great opportunity to highlight the commitment and the protagonism of our institution in Goias now besides a date for the observation of the full moon, we assume the commitment for a new project that we will affectionately call '' Lunatics '' once mes the Club opens the doors of its headquarters for observations of the crescent moon the same proposal of NASA with this incredible mobilization. With all the adversity of the moment many people went up the hill for moments to observe, talk and be happy. Let's go together for the future with... Read More...

Sep 30

Astronomy in a Drive-In

by Marcelo de Oliveira Souza

We organized here in our city, Campos dos Goytacazes, here in Brazil on September 25th, Friday, and September 26th,Saturday, an Astronomy Drive-in event. People participated from their cars. We had the support of the biggest Shopping Center of our city. We used the parking of the Shopping Center and project videos and images in a big screen. It was a big success!!! We had in each day the participation of more than 170 people in 45 cars. Read More...

Sep 16

AWB SERBIA - ASTRONOMY QUIZ ON SEPTEMBER 15th 2020

After the short summer break, AWB Quiz started on September 15th with the theme "Kuiper Belt". We had 61 participants, each of whom got a free e-book on astronomy. Those who had all 10 answers correct, received an e-book and a gold certificate. Read More...

Sep 14

Astronomy Festival 2020 in Tbilisi, Georgia

On September 12, 2020, with the funding of #SRNSFG - Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia, organized by the Georgian Astronomy Club, an Astronomy Festival was held in the Rike Park amphitheatre, Tbilisi, Georgia. Astronomical Festival "Astrofest - 2020" is a public event that includes popular lectures and telescope observations of celestial bodies (Sun, Jupiter, Saturn, constellations). The event is also sponsored by the official partner of #Celestron in Caucasus - #Planetarium. The event has no age restrictions and is completely free! The Astronomy Club offered its telescopes to the attendees, though some brought their own optics. This is... Read More...

Sep 14

DIY Activity ,Making of Wrist Sundial

by AUSAO

Activity for Grade V Aim: To make a wrist sundial Objective: Students are able to tell time using the sundial. Read More...

Sep 14

AUSAO Online Webinar Series

by AUSAO

We have intitated the Online Webinar series on Astronomy & Astrophyiscs The details for the Ist Webinar is as follows Name of the Facilitator : Er. Jayant Joshi ( Retired Scientist Engineer , ISRO) Topic: Space in Space Read More...

Sep 11

Online Induction Program for the Astronomy Club for the academic year 2020-21

by AUSAO

On 6th of August 2020, Online Induction program was conducted in the presence of the Advisory members of the AUSAO club.Students from grade V -XI had taken part. It was a live streaming on the AUSAO facebook page. Read More...

Sep 07

Astronomy Festival 2020 in Ozurgeti, Georgia

On August 27, 2020, with the funding of #SRNSFG - Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia, organized by the Georgian Astronomy Club, an Astronomy Festival was held in the state public meeting area "Performance Square", Ozurgeti, Georgia. Astronomical Festival "Astrofest - 2020" is a public event that includes popular lectures and telescope observations of celestial bodies (Sun, Jupiter, Saturn, constellations). The event is also sponsored by the official partner of #Celestron in Caucasus - #Planetarium. The event has no age restrictions and is completely free! The Astronomy Club offered its telescopes to the attendees, though some brought their own... Read More...

Sep 07

Astronomy Festival 2020, Batumi, Georgia

On August 26, 2020, with the funding of #SRNSFG - Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia, organized by the Georgian Astronomy Club, an Astronomy Festival was held in the Black Sea recreational area amphitheatre “New Boulevard”, Batumi, Georgia. Astronomical Festival "Astrofest - 2020" is a public event that includes popular lectures and telescope observations of celestial bodies (Sun, Jupiter, Saturn, constellations). The event is also sponsored by the official partner of #Celestron in Caucasus - #Planetarium. The event has no age restrictions and is completely free! The Astronomy Club offered its telescopes to the attendees, though some brought their... Read More...

Sep 04

Astronomers Paradise Goias The New Atacama.

Astronomers Paradise Goias The New Atacama. The highlight of the Astronomy Festival was the sixth week of Astronomy in Alto paraiso, an incredible week of Astro Turismo, Astro Aventura Ecologica, covering the vast territory of the Chapada dos Veadeiros. Crystals, stars and a lot of mystery, flying fires, sightings lights and the daily life of one of the most beautiful places on Earth where the extreme nature reveals a sky of incredible beauty in an area of Extreme Low Light pollution and can reach even darker than that. During the day adventures in its wonderful waterfalls, rivers of clean and... Read More...

Aug 16

The Dance - A timelapse film in 4K

" The Dance - Timelapse Video 4K " Desert Southwest, includes arid landscape of the Mojave, Navajo and the Sonoran. From natural sandstones in Utah to towering buttes of Arizona to the Great Basin in eastern California, this dry desert carries its own colors and rhythms. Light from the stars and that of the sun, transforms this desert terrain into even more vivid scenes that changes dramatically from one horizon to another. At dark, nothing is more magical than watching the meteor shower lit up the sky with great intensity over the national monument and national parks of American Southwest.... Read More...

Aug 13

Guns and Heavens Live Reunião

Guns And Heavens Live Reunião. Guns and Heavens Live Reunion Talking about the History of the Astronomy Festival of Goias the Glitter Festival talking about the first Meeting in 2014 until last year the 50 years of the Apollo missions. We talk about Cultural Events with music, Planetarium sessions, school visits, Tourism, talking about Astronomy and Friendship for more than 20 different cities in the State of Goias and their official cells. About the success of the Club's actions, about the affection we receive from our Friends inside and outside Brazil, a dynamic and vibrant organization that inspires other organizations... Read More...

Aug 13

Perseid Trolley

Perseid Trolley Gathering a small group of enthusiasts for one of our partners, Eco villa Vale do Eden to watch the Perseid meteor shower together, we know that the rain is a rain from the northern emisphere, however this year with the waning moon and the favorable climate of our group. enthusiastic I managed to count 83 meteors. Talking about the universe and a workshop on how to make requests was made (ps: joke) requests are only granted when they are made during the lie that the meteor generates brightness in the case and I need to be smart and... Read More...