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Aug 12

Exoplanet naming contest

The International Astronomical Union has launched the seconde edition of exoplanet naming. See the official site for more detail: http://www.nameexoworlds.iau.org/ In Haiti, we will give a name for the star HD 1502 (a k type star) & its exoplanet HD 1502b (a giant gazeous planet) throu online platforms: https://haitiastronomie.blogspot.com/p/propositions-de-noms-pour-exoworlds.html & https://haitiastronomie.blogspot.com/p/platforme-ii.html I wish for each of you that their respective country is engaged in this contest. I wish that any Haitians visiting this forum would join this adventure for our culture and history on space: https://haitiastronomie.blogspot.com/p/nommer-ne-exoplanete.html Read More...

Aug 12

Mesurer l'Univers

If you are francophone, don't miss this MOOC from Observatoire de Paris: Mesurer l'Univers Mesurer l'Univers Calendrier: Inscription en cours.... Fin des inscricption: 20 octobre 2019 Debut des cours: 23 septembre 2019 Fin des cours: 11 novemvre 2019 Effort estime a 4 h / semaine Read More...

Aug 11

Activities in Spain August 2019

1.- Workshop: The phases of La Luna with Oreo cookies, in the Astronomical Group of Huesca 2.- Guided observation of the sky, in the Astronomical Group of La Rioja 2.- Guided observation of the sky with binoculars and telescopes, in the Astronomical Group of Huesca 3.- Exhibition: Journey to the Moon, 50th Anniversary in the Astronomical Group of Huesca 3.- Conference: The origin of gold in the death of the stars and exhibition of precious metals, in the Astronomical Association of Burgos 3.- Conference: 50 years of Apollo 11, in the Astronomical Group of Huesca 3.- Talk and astronomical observations,... Read More...

Aug 11

Nights of the Stars august 2019

Hi all, This year, clouds were not too much in the way , we had 2 giant planets, the Moon, Messier objects, NGC, some perseids, (even the Milky Way at the ESC), with my Nexstar 6 inches, many children, 3 consecutive nights in 3 different locations! Even Apollo 11conferences in various languages I'm exhausted but satisfied by this year's Night of the Stars! http://www.astrovega.be/index. php?option=com_kunena&view= topic&catid=30&id=1253&Itemid= 837 http://www.astrovega.be/ index.php?option=com_kunena& view=topic&catid=30&id=1252& Itemid=837 http://www.astrovega.be/ index.php?option=com_kunena& view=topic&catid=30&id=1255& Itemid=837 Read More...

Aug 02

Perseids 2019

As every year, in the month of August, we have the classic "Perseids", a stream of meteors that is produced by combustion in the atmosphere of dust and rockery from the tail of comet 109P / Swift-Tuttle, whose radiant is found in the constellation Perseus, hence its name. Graph made with Stellarium From July 17 to August 24, the Earth will be crossing this area of ​​debris deposited by the comet, but the night of 12 to 13, between 23h and 5h, will be when you can enjoy more, since it will reach its maximum THZ with 100 meteors per... Read More...

Jul 27

Lecture: The Moon Revisited: 50 Years After Apollo, A Gateway to Mars

This is a free, public program sponsored by www.MontaukObservatory.com Seating is limited. To register for free tickets, go to: https://emmart.eventbrite.com https://emmart.eventbrite.com Join Carter Emmart for a lively, illustrated walk through the historic Apollo landing sites as visualized from current data sent back from a now international fleet of spacecraft imaging the Moon. NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter—the mission of which includes identifying sites close to potential resources with high scientific value, favorable terrain and the environment necessary for safe future robotic and human lunar missions has imaged what was left on the Moon fifty years ago by Apollo 11, as well... Read More...

Jul 26

Astronomy and Cloudy Skies

Observational astronomy is one of the most appealing aspects of astronomy. Be it in gazing at the starry skies, looking through a telescope, or capturing the beauty through a camera, there will always be something that appeals to the general public. Those of us who venture out into the dark sites are stunned by the beauty of a star filled sky and would want to be able to see more of it. But alas, be it in dark sites or more urbanized locations we share a common enemy in observational astronomy – clouds! For those of us who live in... Read More...

Jul 26

ASTRONOMY FOR YOUTH – COCHABAMBA, BOLIVIA EVENT #IAU100 #MOONLANDING50

Hello Astronomers! As part of worldwide events in #MoonLanging50 and #IAU100. An event dedicated for youth on development of Astronomy in Cochabamba Bolivia was realized. Astronomy for Youth – Cochabamba, Bolivia Teens and kids prepared for a special presentation, observation practice and use of the telescope by various astronomy enthusiasts and educators. The activities of the event were as follow: Presentation of 50 th anniversary of Moonlanding of Apollo II mission. Dynamics for learning of students. Prizes and items were provided to students. Presentation of part recognition and use of telescopes. Documentary session Use of MoonLanding50 contest winners Telescope and... Read More...

Jul 21

Happy [email protected] Landing!

WOW!! Want to experience Neil Armstrong's iconic first step on the Moon as exactly it was happening 50 years ago (at 9:56pm Central)? Hear the voice loops between the crew and Mission Control and see the photo/TV imagery that was provided! Go to https://www.apolloinrealtime.org/11/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P60oN47lTrc&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0nfzk1ONUjiNEj5Y9_i1gK2vUrxgCO8TDW4NBzogRN9lixvTUMSnPZHO0 https://www.facebook.com/rogerhw/videos/10219938262830649/ https://www.facebook.com/rogerhw/videos/10219938669920826/ Thank you, Roger Weiss! Read More...

Jul 20

Moon eclipse recorded on 16th of July 2019

This partial moon eclipse was taken by Institue of Astronomy, Sri Lanka Read More...

Jul 19

Why the Lunar Module Looked So Much Like a Moon Bug

(article by Elizabeth Howell) No seats? No problem. Throwing away seating was just one of the innovative design compromises NASA made to get astronauts safely on the lunar surface for the first time on July 20, 1969.Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin softly landed on the Sea of Tranquility 50 years ago this month inside the lunar module. This spacecraft was like nothing anyone had seen before. Instead of smooth sides, there were bumps and jagged edges and antennas. The shape was so strange that the Apollo 9 crew called their lunar module "Spider," because of the outstretched legs that made... Read More...

Jul 19

Soyuz Heads to the Launch Pad in Black and White

Soyuz Heads to the Launch Pad in Black and White https://www.nasa.gov/…/soyuz-heads-to-the-launch-pad-in-bla… In this black and white infrared image, the Soyuz rocket is seen as it transported to the launch pad by train, Thursday, July 18, 2019 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Expedition 60 Soyuz Commander Alexander Skvortsov of Roscosmos and astronauts Drew Morgan of NASA and Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency are scheduled to launch aboard their Soyuz MS-13 spacecraft at 12:28 p.m. Eastern time (9:28 p.m. Baikonur time), on Saturday, July 20. Read More...

Jul 19

Photos Taken From The International Space Station

30 Photos Taken From The International Space Station That Are Literally Out Of This World (article by Giedrė Vaičiulaitytė) For thousands of years, people looked up at the night sky looking at the stars, seeking guidance, dreaming. While centuries passed with humans using the night sky for navigation or to record the passage of time, it was only in the last century that we actually started reaching for those stars, and not metaphorically. The first human in space, the first person on the Moon, the first person to orbit the Earth… the first big milestones in a tremendous journey for... Read More...

Jul 19

Special Live Apollo Anniversary Show

TODAY July 19: Tune in to NASA TV ( www.nasa.gov/ntv ) at Noon CT for Special Live Apollo Anniversary Show! Read More...

Jul 19

Space to Ground: History's Greatest Adventure

Space to Ground: History's Greatest Adventure: 07/19/2019 NASA's Space to Ground is your weekly update on what's happening aboard the International Space Station. Got a question or comment? Use #AskNASA to talk to us. Learn more about the important research being operated on Station: https://www.nasa.gov/iss-science For more information about STEM on Station: https://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/stem_on_station/ FOLLOW THE SPACE STATION! Twitter: https://twitter.com/Space_Station Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ISS Instagram: https://instagram.com/iss/ Read More...

Jul 18

Partial Eclipse of the Moon

Partial Eclipse of the Moon in Goiás was a beautiful spectacle, with great attendance of the public even in a commercial day besides widespread publicity in the media. Our meeting was on the hill of the Alem a tourist spot in our capital that leaves us facing the eastern horizon perfect for lunar observations in its full phase. Gunstar oficial Astro Video Shot : https://www.facebook.com/GunstarTeam/videos/370093700375832/ Record tv Goias Video shot : https://www.facebook.com/GunstarTeam/videos/2301088503487198/ Live Facebook Video Shot: https://www.facebook.com/GunstarTeam/videos/369370533617559/ Read More...

Jul 18

Partial Eclipse of the Moon

Partial Eclipse of the Moon in Goiás was a beautiful spectacle, with great attendance of the public even in a commercial day besides widespread publicity in the media. Our meeting was on the hill of the Alem a tourist spot in our capital that leaves us facing the eastern horizon perfect for lunar observations in its full phase. Read More...

Jul 18

Hiding from the planet of the Rings.

Records of the occultation of Saturn in Goias by Gunstar Team Institute. At a registration event during the Astronomy Festival of Goias. Video shot : https://www.facebook.com/GunstarTeam/videos/1604902269639736/ Read More...

Jul 17

Activities in Spain July 2019

This month is marked by the 50th Anniversary of the arrival of man on the Moon and most of the activities presented are related to this event. From Spain we present you a whole Party Moon. 1.- Apollo XI Exhibition: 50th Anniversary of the arrival of man on the Moon, at the Astronomical Association of Bierzo 2.- Apollo XI Exhibition: 50th Anniversary of the arrival of man on the Moon, at the Astronomical Association of Bierzo 3.- Apollo XI Exhibition: 50th Anniversary of the arrival of man on the Moon, at the Astronomical Association of Bierzo 3.- Conference: 'Orion Program... Read More...

Jul 17

On the moon Again Final Report.

With the festivities of 50 years of the Apollo missions foreshadowing the mission Arthemis we can conclude that our participation was passionate, dynamic, and of course a success. Our target audience estimate was 500 people number that was surpassed on the first day of the Event. We sought to hold the event in a place that was faithful to the moment and the chosen one was the Monument to the Human Rights of the Cultural Center Oscar Niermayer that is the largest reference of place for the Culture in Goias. Sunset epic, presentations and samples such as Space Shuttlers and... Read More...

Jul 16

Apollo 11 Launches Humans to the Moon

The students discussed the importance of this event. They watched documentary films made available by Roger Weiss of NASA's Johnson Space Center. On July 16 they watched Roger Weiss's facebook live on Nasa. We also thank to Mr. Roger Weiss who initiated us in the mysteries of space and NASA. Read More...

Jul 16

Report Stars over the city of Ohrid

Stars over the city of Ohrid Our activities took place in the classroom. A set of videos and pictures, we discovered and analyzed small and large stars. Written, drawn and read on the theme of the Star over the city of Ohrid Read More...

Jul 14

PHYSICS FOR PRIMARY EDUCATION

Space Science Topics include astronomy , celestial bodies and other subjects related to the study of the universe. https://ooudimitarmiladinov.weebly.com/4 viii 1047104510521032104010581040-1048-10551054104410401051104510501059.html# Read More...

Jul 14

The Second Kind of Impossible: Lecture & Book Signing

This talk is about one of the strangest scientific detective stories of the last 50 years, an exciting quest for a new form of matter. When leading Princeton physicist Paul Steinhardt began working in the 1980s, scientists thought they knew all the conceivable forms of matter. “The Second Kind of Impossible” is the story of Steinhardt's 35 year-long quest to challenge conventional wisdom. It begins with a curious geometric pattern that inspires two theoretical physicists to propose a radically new type of matter—one that raises the possibility of new materials with never before seen properties, but that violates laws set... Read More...

Jul 14

Space Explorers Camp builds STEM Spyglasses for Ciencia Puerto Rico

On July 11, 2019, the Space Explorers Camp at the Pensacola Mess Hall built 12 more STEM spyglasses for students in the elementary schools of Puerto Rico. These 12 make it 100 spyglasses supplied through Astronomers without Borders to Ciencia PR. The 20x30 refractors come with solar filters for sun spotting, an achromatic lens and 10mm terrestiral objective, and the plans for them are at: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.10156000093404302&type=3 We also dedicate a 1973 vintage Celestron C-8 to the Mess Hall for use with their astronomy nights, thanks to a grant from the Pensacola State College and the Escambia Amateur Astronomers. It was... Read More...