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Apr 30

GAM 2017 - Astronomical Educational Talk "Astronomia y Astrofotografia para Aficionados" in Caribbean University Bayamon Campus, Puerto Rico

On April 29, 2017, from 10am, an educational talk entitled "Astronomy and Astrophotography for Amateurs" was given to teachers, students and guests at the Caribbean University Bayamón, Puerto Rico. This is due to the celebration of the Global Astronomy Month (GAM 2017). From the beginning of the talk, people participated interactively with our Solar System Ambassador Fernando Roquel Torres on everything related to astrophotography, its uses in the field of astronomy and how to envelop students to have a better understanding of the cosmos. Professor Erica Correa Felix was collaborating in the captures of the photos for evidence of the... Read More...

Apr 30

GAM 2017 Philippines – The Last Week

The last week of the 2017 Global Astronomy Month celebration One of the strengths of the local astronomy community of the Philippines is in doing astronomy outreach activities. To celebrate the Global Astronomy Month astronomy organizations from the Philippines have organized telescope viewing events throughout the month of April. For the last week of April we start with the SunDay event. We have the Astronomical League of the Philippines setting up at the Mall of Asia to give the public a chance to view the Sun in H-alpha and white light. The Manila Street Astronomers continues its series of free... Read More...

Apr 28

Mobile planetarium in school in Belgrade, Serbia

In cooperation with the Center for Promotion of Science, on Wednesday, 19th April 2017, mobile planetarium visited school ivo Andric in Belgrade. The pupils of the fifth and sixth grade, and Relja Gracanin, had the opportunity to follow interactive lectures on astronomy and expand their knowledge about the universe and cosmic bodies (planets, stars, satellites). The content of the lecture was very interesting, and the information that Sun is not immortal and that is now on half its life, has caused many reaktions. Read More...

Apr 26

April 25, 2017- Four Corners Lecture Series: Our History Is in the Stars

We had 33 people in attendance, which was more than expected because it was snowing. The program was largely indoors with PowerPoint, as a result. Despite this, there was great feedback from attendees many of whom, I was surprised to find out could not find the Big Dipper before the program. The program included starhopping techniques and Native American cultural stories for the constellations up that night (if we could have seen them). There was great newspaper coverage before the event, which certainly helped with attendance. Read More...

Apr 24

Meteor Rain Astrocamping Liridas 2017

Meteor Rain Astrocamping Liridas. Observation of the meteor shower occurred in the Valley of Eden an Ecovilla in the interior of Goias whose Gunstar Team works training in its fields of low light pollution Read More...

Apr 24

Gunstar Team Explores Academy

Were given to the classes of: Astrophotography Location celeste Telescope maintenance Meteoritica History of Gunstar Club History of Astronomy Read More...

Apr 24

100% Overcast Until Latest Afternoon, Therefore No(!!) group astronomy At All!!!

Only with my friend on our balcony when the clouds Finally broke, were 4 sunspots visible!! Before that, Only spaceweath er!! Read More...

Apr 23

Star Party in Jamnagar

I organized a public program as star party near Amusement park in Jamnagar. As it was Sunday there was a huge rush of public visiting the Amusement park. So I was kept the 6" reflector telescope outside of the park. Approx 300 persons observed through telescope and watched the Jupiter. I thanks a lot to Ramesh Dangar for photography, Niraj Bakraniya, Tejas Hadiyal, Nilesh Gohil for assistance and C B Modhwadiya for providing the telescope. Read More...

Apr 22

GAM 2017 Philippines – The 2nd and 3rd Week

The first week of the 2017 Global Astronomy Month celebration in the Philippines was dominated with free telescope viewing (FTV) events. The Philippine local astronomy community is very active in its astronomy outreach and telescope viewing events. Here is a listing of GAM activities for the 2nd and 3rd week: The 9 th day of April has the Manila Street Astronomers (MSA) setting up at the Alabang Town Center to showcase the Moon and Jupiter. For day 10, we have the Rizal Technological University Astronomy Society conducting a Telescope workshop, and MSA setting up at McDonald's Antlers for an FTV.... Read More...

Apr 20

GAM 2017: Astrocamp and outdoor activities from Vietnam

Our annual astrocamp was held on 15-16Apr 2017 in celebrating GAM. This camp attracted nearly 100 participants in a wide range of ages (from kids to adults). Location: Binh Chau-Phuoc Buu Natural Reserve- Xuyen Moc District- Ba Ria Vung Tau Province, Vietnam Target: 1. Skytour (observing the night sky, celestial objects, planets, Moon, asterism and constellations). 2. Water rocket launch 3. Solar observation 4. Games with astronomical test It's a change for newcomers to observe the night sky via optical instruments, to enjoy the whole starry night with our members in the Ho Chi Minh City Amateur Astronomy Club (HAAC).... Read More...

Apr 20

Donating a minor planet during GAM2017

Yesterday, April 19th 2017, I had the pleasure to organize a very special event during GAM2017. Our local astronomical society (LAG) is running an observatory outpost in the northernwest countryside of Linz. This outpost is situated in the municipal area of Gramastetten. They host us for more than 20 years, so we decided to say officially thankyou to the local municipal and to all people there supporting us, especially our local landlord, an organic farmer who is supporing us in any matters for decades. How should we do this ? What's a convenient gift for this? ...... Right ! Naming... Read More...

Apr 17

The Eternal Blue Star Party

Following for the third week the Gam2017 in Goias follows with a second star Party to The eternal Blue Meeting, a celebration with telescopic observation to proclaim the care with the earth with the nature and to each other in the name comes the desire to see our planet Forever blue Read More...

Apr 14

Yuri's Night 2017 - Vienna

On 12th of April 2017, as every year since 2009, the local Viennese-Association- "Der ORION" celebrated Yuri's Night. Together with the "Austrian Space Forum" (OEWF) and partners from space science & industry. The accompanying programm included top-class lectures and a visit from an femal Italian ISS astronaut - Samantha Cristoforetti - and the yearly awards show "Polarsternpreis" (Polarstarprize) given to people who enthuse people for space, space travel, space science & astronomy. Following some photographic impressions of this great evening in the NHM (Natur Historisches Museum): Andreas Weise (raumfahrer.net) telling about a forgetten Russian Cosmonaut Mag. Christa Bernert from the... Read More...

Apr 13

Municipal Observatory of Campinas register several sprites on April 11

On the evening of Tuesday 11 April, one of the four cameras plains of municipal observatory recorded an intense Transient Events activities Bright or TLE's. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXF8sDLnUBc Read More...

Apr 13

Bright meteor recorded in northern ES

A bright meteor was recorded on the northern sky of the Holy Spirit in the early hours of April 13, 2017 at 00:25 am local time. The event was recorded partly due to cloud cover over the city of Victoria, site monitoring station which recorded the meteor. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhXWxOU8mNw Read More...

Apr 13

Yuri's Night 2017

12 April 1961, Yuri Gagarin, with his spacecraft Vostok, completed an orbit of the Earth. Our events purpose was to celebrate this days anniversary. We made presentations about, astronomy, beginning of rockets, Life and death of Yuri Gagarin, Is there life beyond the atmosphere and if there is at what form?, and lastly Astrobiology; Biology of Aliens. The slides were made by Yahya Kemal Altınok, Kutlu Kağan Şahbaz, and Merve Ak. After our presentations in collaboration with Mustafa Aydın, Murat Sana and Yunus Emre Aydın about Astrophotography, how to begin it, which camera is better use for this field and... Read More...

Apr 12

GAM2017 celebration at Washim,Maharashtra,INDIA

hi there, we have had celebration of GAM2017 with collaboration of PTSON observatory Washim. We did introduction to telescope to school children in Samaj Prabodhan High school and Junior college,khandala washim and arranged star party near stadium in the washim city. we've done with the help of 6'' inch Newtonian telescope. Everyone was excited and curious about astronomy. Read More...

Apr 11

Moon and Jupiter observation and astrophotography

Moon and Jupiter at oposition have been photographed by the amateur astronomers. Reflector telescope made by amateur astronomer Alexandre Art-Dvali at work. Photo by Badri Kvachadze; Canon Powershot SX60HS . Photo by Badri Kvachadze; Canon Powershot SX60HS . Photo by Ika Abuladze; f/5.8 Canon Powershot SX 40HS , Shutter Speed 1/640sec ISO 100 Photo by Maka Suladze; Nikon p 600 Photo by Maka Suladze; Nikon p 600 Photo by Zurab Dzmiashvili; Canon PowerShot SX10IS Photo by Zurab Dzmiashvili; Canon PowerShot SX10IS Read More...

Apr 10

GAM2017 – Philippines; the First Week

The Global Astronomy Month celebration began on Saturday April 1, 2017 with the Global Star Party as its first event. The Filipino Astronomy community is very active in astronomy outreach so for the entire week the free telescope viewing events are very dominant. There were three free telescope viewing event setups reported for the first day. The first two were by the Manila Street Astronomers (MSA), and the other was by the Astronomical League of the Philippines (ALP). The MSA setup at streets of Barangay Platero, Biñan, Laguna for some sidewalk astronomy; and at Pintoresco, Alfonso, Cavite for STEM teachers... Read More...

Apr 08

Jupiter opposition from Brazil

Astrophotography by Robert Magno on Chapeco-SC, Brazil, with Jupiter on opposition and Europa, Ganimedes and Calisto. Read More...

Apr 08

Capture of opposition's Jupiter

We share this astrophotography about the opposition of the planet Jupiter! This time our collaborator in astrophotography and Solar System Ambassador - NASA / JPL Fernando Roquel Torres shares his capture result of the observation live through Facebook Live about this event. In this photo you can see the 4 Galilean moons (IO, Ganymede, Europa and Callisto), the Great Red Spot (GRS), demonstrating little by little and the Planet with its Jovian bands. This capture was at 8:30 pm on 7/4/2017 http://astrofotografiayciencia.blogspot.com/2017/04/captura-de-la-oposicion-de-jupiter.html Read More...

Apr 08

Jupiter opposition 2017 April 7. yellow large xt8

Never before was i able to capture Any planet as large as this time, because i was able to hold the lens on smartphone to ocular. Read More...

Apr 08

Astronomy in Belgium

Hello, I'm the belgian AWB coordinator, president of an amateur astronomy club at Gembloux (frenchspeaking side). We do take part to GAM events when it's possible (it might be the case tonight!)..The weather is very umpredictable, though. Since late 2014, thanks to one of our members, Serge, we've been able to use a place for astronomy at a village called Ramillies (it was a battlefield in 1706 between the forces of Duke of Marlborough and the forces of Louis XIV (the latter lost)). We see hikers, bikers, horseback riders, drivers crossing our area and when we are there, they come... Read More...

Apr 07

April 1, 2017 ALP GAM Global Star Party Report

by James Kevin Ty

Last April 1, Astronomical League of the Philippines held its first of the 4 events planned for Global Astronomy Month this April. The April 1 event is Global Star Party and this is staged simultaneously with other astro organizations around the world to promote astronomy awareness. Members who were present were ALP President James Kevin Ty and son Kendrick Cole KC Ty ; Secretary Christopher Louie Lu, wife Karren and daughter Frances Lu; ALP directors Peter Benedict Tubalinal, Justine Garcia and Iah Serna ; Chris Benedict Solis, Robert Gascon and Marlon Cartel. James brought along his Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 IS... Read More...

Apr 05

GAM 2017 - Astronomical Educational Talk "Astronomia y Astrofotografia para Aficionados" at Universidad del Turabo - Gurabo, Puerto Rico

I share photos of the astronomical educational talk "Astronomia y Astrofotografia para Aficionados" at Universidad del Turabo in Gurabo, Puerto Rico on Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm. From the beginning of the talk, our Solar System Ambassador - NASA / JPL Fernando Roquel Torres was able to capture the attention of those present explaining what is astronomy and astrophotography in an easy, fun and interesting language for the general public using technology as Our best ally in the search for knowledge of the cosmos. Professor Erica Correa Felix was doing the photographs of the event... Read More...