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Jun 18

Asteroid Day 2018

Asteroid Day es una campaña de concienciación global aprobada por la ONU, para la divulgación del riesgo de impacto y formas de desviar un asteroide que se dirija a La Tierra. Unirse al Día del Asteroide, es unirse a esta campaña de concienciación que este año se organizará con miles de eventos autoorganizados para llegar al máximo público posible en las distintas localidades del mundo. El 30 de Junio se celebra el aniversario del evento Tunguska (Rusia), día elegido por la Fundación de Asteroid Day para organizar todo tipo de eventos relacionados con la campaña. Desde España queremos animar a... Read More...

Jun 16

AWB SERBIA - ASTRONOMY QUIZ ON JUNE 15th 2018

Every 15th of the month, except in April, AWB is organizing a small quiz featuring 10 questions on a selected astronomical subject. On May 15, 2018, the 24th quiz took place, the theme of the day was: "Nebulae". We had 40 participants, each of whom got a free e-book on astronomy. Those who had all 10 answers correctly, received an e-book and a gold certificate. Read More...

Jun 14

My First Observation of Jupiter

by Aidan Kaminsky

On June 13th, 2018, I observed Jupiter for the first time. Before wanting to observe other planets, my focus as a beginner ameteur astronomer was to observe the Earth's moon, which I have been doing for several months. Since then, both my curiosity and abilities have expanded. So, with my AWB Onesky Reflector Telescope, I set out to observe Jupiter. Where I live, being an ameteur astronomer isn't easy, especially during the summer. The night skies are constantly cloudy, and the light from nearby buildings and towers hinder my ability to see the night sky. On June 13th, however, the... Read More...

May 27

We now possess the Observatory of Pristina and we are seeking for support!

Dear friends, I want to share this exciting news with you. We now possess the Observatory of Pristina. It might not be the best place but as for the moment it is a giant leap for Kosovo. For decades, our society has shown an indifference to astronomy until 2014 when the first science and astronomy club "Astronomy Club of Kosovo" was founded, opening the way for the establishment of several other astronomy groups in other cities of Kosovo and spreading the beautiful meaning to everyone. We can't wait to open to the public! Now all we need is to renovate... Read More...

May 26

AWB SERBIA - ASTRONOMY QUIZ ON MAY 15th 2018

Every 15th of the month, except in April, AWB is organizing a small quiz featuring 10 questions on a selected astronomical subject. On May 15, 2018, the 20th quiz took place, the theme of the day was: "Pluto". We had 48 participants, each of whom got a free e-book on astronomy. Those who had all 10 answers correctly received an e-book and a gold certificate. Read More...

May 20

Astrofest 2018, Bucharest, Romania

Yesterday took place in Bucharest the biggest annual Science Festival organized by the oldest science journal from Romania called “Stiinta si Tehnica”. Our association, Astroclubul Bucuresti participated with many astronomical instruments for public, with two microscopes for meteorites examination. The weather was no so good but between the clouds we succeed to show to the public the Crescend Moon. We had a meeting with our astronaut Dumitru Dorin Prunariu which spend in space more than 7 days on Soyuz 40 and on Saliut 6 space station, back in 1981. Also we made small eclipse demonstration for children using a Planetarium... Read More...

May 15

400-Year-Anniversary 3rd Kepler Law

Johannes Kepler - the man who opened the door to space. The 15. May 1618 – the day the famous Astronomer Johannes Kepler (1571 – 1630), a German natural philosopher, mathematican, astronomer, astrologer, optican and evangelic theologian, wrote history. After decades of hard work he discovered the truth behind the motion of planets. “De motibus planetarum“, as it's called in the original Latin written title of Book V in Harmonices Mundi – published in 1619 in Linz Austria. Triumphing he declared his 3rd Law: “It's dead sure and is true, that the proportion existing between the period of revolution of... Read More...

May 11

[GAM 2018] HUNT FOR SABAH MILKY WAY 2.0 - SABAH, MALAYSIA

HUNT FOR SABAH MILKY WAY 2.0 18th - 22nd April — In parallel to Global Astronomy Month 2018, Sabah Stargazers hold a trip to eastern part of Sabah for 5 days and 4 cloudless nights. In objectives of spreading awareness on light pollution, this trip is also to spread the awareness of Sabah Dark Sky to tourist and to the community in Sabah. This trip has covered two districts in Sabah; Lahad Datu and Semporna. We gather photographers to capture the beauty of the dark sky all around including a beautiful couple from Singapore. Spend 1 night at Lahad Datu... Read More...

May 10

Astronomy outreach for students in rural village Ilipangamuwa - Sri Lanka

by NCAS

A night sky observation event was held at Ilipangamuwa school, which is situated a rural village in Kegalle district - Sri Lanka, with the participation of about 100 Students, their teachers, parents and the community in the area. This was a joint project by Nalnda College Astronomical Society and the Rotaract Club of Faculty of Science - University of Colombo. The camp was held on 27.04.2018. Read More...

May 10

Astronomy outreach for students in rural village Ilipangamuwa - Sri Lanka

by NCAS

A night sky observation event was held at Ilipangamuwa school, which is situated a rural village in Kegalle district - Sri Lanka, with the participation of about 100 Students, their teachers, parents and the community in the area. This was a joint project by Nalnda College Astronomical Society and the Rotaract Club of Faculty of Science - University of Colombo. The camp was held on 27.04.2018. Read More...

May 09

[GAM 2018] Israk Mikraj Stargazing - Sabah, Borneo

Sabah Stargazers celebrates The Global Astronomy Month 2018 in various place across Sabah, Northern Borneo of Malaysia. Our team organize and conduct astronomy astivities to spread awareness on astronomy education. Beside that, promoting the GAM and aimly to bring public closer based on our motto "Astronomy For Everyone" Sabah Stargazers continue our second programme for celebrating GAM 2018 in Lahad Datu, Sabah for Israk Mikraj Stargazing on 14th April 2018. This full day programme start from 9 am until 1 pm for astronomy exhibition and sungazing , 2 - 3.30pm for astronomy talk "Universe Timeline" and last program from 7pm... Read More...

May 09

[GAM 2018] Astrophotography Workshop - Sabah, Malaysia

Sabah Stargazers celebrates The Global Astronomy Month 2018 in various place across Sabah, Northern Borneo of Malaysia. Our team organize and conduct astronomy activities to spread awareness on astronomy education. Beside that, promoting the GAM to the public. For the 1st week of April on 6th-8th, our team conduct astrophotography workshop for the government staff working in related Islam-astronomy field. The workshop were held in Pusat Latihan Islam, Kundasang, Sabah. A place with low light pollution and great for landscape scenery with Mount Kinabalu. The workshop were covering the basic astrophotography such as theory and practical. On the 1st day,... Read More...

May 08

Un GAM pasado por nubes

Así es como podríamos resumir las actividades realizadas en España. Gran parte del país estaba nublado y con lluvias, lo que impidió realizar muchas de las actividades programadas. Hubieron asociaciones que se esperaron hasta última hora para poder realizarlas, pero al final el GAM se disfrutó como se pudo. La actividad más activa fue el Star Party del 21 de Abril, en Elche acudieron alrededor de 150 personas, una cifra que se acerca a nuestra media habitual. Ahora toca recargar las pilas para celebrar el Día del Asteroide este próximo 30 de Junio. This is how we could... Read More...

May 08

Un GAM pasado por nubes

Así es como podríamos resumir las actividades realizadas en España. Gran parte del país estaba nublado y con lluvias, lo que impidió realizar muchas de las actividades programadas. Hubieron asociaciones que se esperaron hasta última hora para poder realizarlas, pero al final el GAM se disfrutó como se pudo. La actividad más activa fue el Star Party del 21 de Abril, en Elche acudieron alrededor de 150 personas, una cifra que se acerca a nuestra media habitual. Ahora toca recargar las pilas para celebrar el Día del Asteroide este próximo 30 de Junio. This is how we could... Read More...

May 07

GLOBAL ASTRONOMY MONTH 2018 - Pristina, Kosovo

My heart swells when you see the faces of the people after looking through a solar telescope for the 1st time. To mark the "Astronomy Week" and GAM - Global Astronomy Month from Astronomers Without Borders, American Corner Pristina kindly hosted Astronomy Club of Kosovo. Our representatives presented the activities, goals, ambitions, passion and opportunities, donations, and the latest about science and astronomy as well as its massive culture in the world. We celebrated GAM with many activities such as workshops, astrophotography exposition, free handouts - magazines, promoting and publicizing AWB programs etc. We also distributed free solar glasses to... Read More...

May 07

astrophotography exhibition

Exhibition of astrophotography From 01 to 05 May 2018 I exhibition of astrophotography where we opened space for people for knowing this kind of photography and appearing the beauty of the night sky the exhibition compose 27 photographs in different sides of sky and for example startrails . Milky way . crescent . planets . this exhibition started 01 and Continue to 5 May. this photos token from Algeria desert where the light pollution is so low. and the landscape so amazing the Visitors were impressed of this new photography and the beauty of the sky milky ... and we... Read More...

May 07

astrophotography exhibition

Exhibition of astrophotography From 01 to 05 May 2018 I exhibition of astrophotography where we opened space for people for knowing this kind of photography and appearing the beauty of the night sky the exhibition compose 27 photographs in different sides of sky and for example startrails . Milky way . crescent . planets . this exhibition started 01 and Continue to 5 May. this photos token from Algeria desert where the light pollution is so low. and the landscape so amazing the Visitors were impressed of this new photography and the beauty of the sky milky ... and we... Read More...

May 05

GAM2018 - Austria

We had fine weather here in Austria - not taken for granted in April ;-) - so the members of our local astronomy association " Linzer Astronomische Gemeinschaft " could start our "Global Starparty" on April 21. Even "Sunday" on April 22. was nice ....... ... and we could show to the visitors some sunspots :-) Our AWB-affiliate "Sternfreunde Steyr" had a successfull sun-observing-event at " Starpark Hohe Dirn - Observatory ". Many mountain hikers and children passed the observatory and catched a look to the sun. So GAM2018 was successfully again and we could spread to many people the... Read More...

May 02

Global Astronomy Month 2018 – Philippines

Global Astronomy Month 2018 – Philippines Report from the AWB National Coordinator for the Philippines The Global Astronomy Month celebrations in the Philippines was participated by various astronomy organizations with the shared passion to bring astronomy closer to all without borders. Although only 3 events were registered by AWB members Sobina and Norman, various outreach astronomy events and online campaigns took place throughout the month. On the 1 st day several Free Telescope Viewing (FTV) events were setup at various locations. The Bedan Society of Young Astronomers (BSYA) conducted an FTV event at Robinsons Place Las Pi ñ as on... Read More...

May 02

Global Astronomy Month 2018 – Philippines

Global Astronomy Month 2018 – Philippines Report from the AWB National Coordinator for the Philippines The Global Astronomy Month celebrations in the Philippines was participated by various astronomy organizations with the shared passion to bring astronomy closer to all without borders. Although only 3 events were registered by AWB members Sobina and Norman, various outreach astronomy events and online campaigns took place throughout the month. On the 1 st day several Free Telescope Viewing (FTV) events were setup at various locations. The Bedan Society of Young Astronomers (BSYA) conducted an FTV event at Robinsons Place Las Piñas on March 31... Read More...

May 01

Global Star Party: Evening under the stars

On Friday, April 20 th , 2018, pupils of the 9 th grade under the Global Star Party project organized an observation of the evening sky titled Evening under the stars. Pupils worked in 7 different groups. The observation started at 8 pm with a short introduction (star poetry) and instructions on safe observation. Then the visitors were divided into groups and the leaders took them along the stations. At the first station, they presented the Moon and it's phases .The Moon phase on Friday was the first phase (the right half of the Moon was illuminated). They also observed... Read More...

May 01

Global Star Party: Evening under the stars

On Friday, April 20 th , 2018, pupils of the 9 th grade under the Global Star Party project organized an observation of the evening sky titled Evening under the stars. Pupils worked in 7 different groups. The observation started at 8 pm with a short introduction (star poetry) and instructions on safe observation. Then the visitors were divided into groups and the leaders took them along the stations. At the first station, they presented the Moon and it's phases .The Moon phase on Friday was the first phase (the right half of the Moon was illuminated). They also observed... Read More...

May 01

Fly me to the moon Farewell and All Gam is Done Again

Sunday night even with extended holidays a lot of enthusiasts and Gunstars attended our beloved hill of the German where the traditional meetings of the full moon are held, ending the global month of Astronomy in Great Style perfect climate without clouds really was closing these wonderful Edition of the GAM2018 with a golden key or with that Fly me to the moon. noite de domingo mesmo com feriados prolongados uma grande quantidade de entusiatas e Gunstars compareceram a nosso querido morro do alem onde é realizado as tradicionais reuniões de lua cheia , encerrando o mes global da Astronomia... Read More...

Apr 30

Fly Me to the Moon - GAM2018 Moon-Watch

by Sonal Thorve

On April 28, 2018, we celebrated GAM2018 at Inter-University Centre of Astronomy & Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune, India. 270 people participated in the programme with great enthusiasm. At the beginning, there was an interactive session conducted by the Public Outreach team. In this session, the importance of the moon around the earth was emphasised. Following this, the participants were given a challenge to observe the moon through telescopes arranged at backyard, and mark the maria on the visible surface (labeled maps were provided). They were surpised and delighted to learn that the mare - Mare Tranquillitatis or Sea of Tranquility where... Read More...

Apr 28

Solar observation of Club de Ciencia Boadilla on April 28th 2018

Club de Ciencia Boadilla has organized a solar observation with h-alfa telescope, on April 28th 2018 according to its program of activities for this month. The sky was very cloudy which caused that only 8 optimistic astronomy amateurs have attended the activity. It was only possible to observe well the Sun just brief periods of time, during which we were able to see a plain Sun without solar protuberances, or other interesting solar phenomena on its surface. During the cloudy periods the group had the opportunity to review basic Solar physics and to discuss about different solar surface phenomena. We... Read More...