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May 18

Activities in Spain May 2019

Estas son las diferentes actividades que las diferentes asociaciones de España han marcado para este mes de mayo: 2.- Conferencia "El trabajo de la astronomía de las ondas gravitacionales" en la Sociedad de Astronomía de Malagueña. 3.- Segundo curso de iniciación a la astronomía, observación con telescopios y pase de planetario en la Asociación Astronómica de Huesca. 4.- Conferencia "El asombroso viaje de un rayo de sol" en la Asociación Astronómica de Huesca. 4.- Conferencia "50 años de la misión Apolo, un pequeño paso para el hombre" en la Asociación Astronómica de Burgos. 4.- Observaciones guiadas en el observatorio astronómico... Read More...

May 18

Telescópio Itinerante Em Hidrolândia it was a success

First Event opening the works of our cell in Hidrolandia was a success taking advantage of the legendary global month of Astronomy 2019 spirits from Apollo to Gunstar and its cells in the interirores in celebration to the GAM took their guides and equipment by the beautiful duty of approaching the people of Astronomy and of Space. Oficial Video Shot : https://www.facebook.com/GunstarHidrolandia/videos/519549118577225/ Read More...

May 16

"1-minute Astronomy" Vlog Channel (Chinese Version)

" 1-minute Astronomy " series (「天文一分鐘」短片) aims to promote Popular Scienceby sharing astrophotography and basis of Astronomy. As the Producer and Host of the channel, I hope to share this knowledge in a funny way. " ASTROMAN " ( 天文仁 ), as a symbolic character, is uniquely involved in explanating theories and astronomicla phenomenon. Thankfully, from the past 3 months, the channel had sparked heat debates in Hong Kong and nearby countries, and was accumulatively reached 50,000 views on social media. It was an encouraging starting point, and hopefully, in the future, this production can be cooperated in overseas, translating... Read More...

May 16

Seminar: "The Arts and Science of Aurora"

The seminar of "The Arts and Science of Aurora" was successfully held on 26 April 2019 at Hong Kong Space Museum , organized by the Aurora Association . It aimed to promote the Popular Science and Conservation of Arctic Circle by multi-media, such as music, painting and astronomy. Honorably invited as one of the Guest Speaker, it was precious to deliver a lecture about " Explorations of Aurora on Other Planets ". Read More...

May 16

Solar activity on 8th May 2019- IOAS OBSERVATORY

Solar Activities Date: 08.05.2019 Time: 10.50 am Location: IOAS Observatory Equipment: coronado 60 mm double stack solarmax ii, Nikon D3300, Celestron SE mount Credit: Banuka Dimuthu, Jude Vijayanga WIjesekera Read More...

May 14

Tactile planetarium

Woow its amazing that Astronomy for the blind is also being cattered for, how can i get more details about those tactile materials. i have passoin for the people with disability and currently working with a company(BRAILLE PRESS UGANDA LIMITED) that deals with equipment for the disabled, these tactile material for the blind are the real deal for me since i love astronomy and also passion for the blind. Irequest for more information about the tactile planetarium Read More...

May 14

Australia Celebrates GAM 2019 with “The Universe. Yours to discover” Astrophotography Exhibition

“The Universe. Yours to discover” is a collaborative astrophotography exhibition featuring superb astrophotography works by ten of Western Australia's talented astrophotography community, including Carol Redford, James Athanasou, Mark Bridger, Paul Sartory, William Vrbasso, Dr John Goldsmith, Brendan Mitchell, Trevor Lundstrom, Colin Jenkinson and Brett Turner. The exhibition was the first Australian registered Global Astronomy Month initiative for 2019. The three-day event took place 26-28 April 2019, at Westonia, approximately three hours drive east of Perth, Western Australia's capital city. The exhibition featured astro-landscape images primarily of Western Australian locations and also deep-space and high resolution planetary images. This event was... Read More...

May 13

Registration expedition and astrophotography was a success.

Gunstar team of Senador Canedo, Sede, and old Goias together for several points of the beautiful Goias Velho, registering the sky and its points of Low light pollution . Training to operate the telescope, besides searching for educational partnerships with the military college and others. Also made films in time elapsed of the sky and adventures of the group Alpha of the Expedition. Besides inaugurating the first program of the Gunstar team from old Goias to Santa Barbara Astronomica a monthly meeting of observation of the Moon that was born during the Legendary edition of GAM Skys Of Villa Boa... Read More...

May 09

GAM 2019 by NEOA-JBS

During the GAM 2019 our local group, NEOA-JBS, organized four meetings in Abril 3, 10, 17 and 24. On April 3 we present three talks: (1) How "Global Astronomy Month" begun? (2) Stephen Hawking (3) Olympic Moment: Question about celestial sphere On April 10 four talks were present: (1) The first IAU's event about amateur astronomers (2) SONEAR Observatory (3) "Amateur Astronomy" and "Professional Astronomy" - can you discern the difference? (4) Amateurs astronomers and outreach During April 17's meeting talks were about ethnoastronomy as follows: (1) Tupi-guarani astronomy (2) Andean astronomy (3) "Zodiacal" astronomy On April 24 another three... Read More...

May 08

Palestine’s First Astro-Photography Exhibition Held in Bethlehem

The Peace Centre in Bethlehem hosted on the 4 th of May, the first Astrophotography Exhibition in Palestine which continued until the evening of May 5 th . The event was held in conjunction with launching of the Palestinian Astronomical Society in its grand opening as guided tours were conducted by members of the Society to spread awareness on the achieved activities and upcoming events. The opening ceremony was attended by a variety of dignitaries and key figures such as Minister of Tourism Ms.Rola Ma'ayah, Bethlehem Governor Mr. Kamel Hameed , Director of Ministry of Culture Mr.Zuhair Eltmeizi and Director... Read More...

May 08

IAU-100 endorsed project "Places connected to the Sky"

Participate in our global community project Places Conntected to the Sky , which is part of the “100 Years: Under One Sky” celebration of the #IAU! There are many ways in which locations can be connected to the sky, you can browse leading examples on our website As an IAU100 Endorsed Project "Pc2S" provides extra means to achieve the IAU100 main goals and objectives. It aims to raise awareness that astronomy represents a rich and significant aspect of cultural and natural heritage. It encourages the general public worldwide to engage with their local astronomy-related places and to present them alongside... Read More...

May 07

Thank You AWB!!

Many months ago, our only scope suffered some damage that was beyond any reapire. We felt that our efforts to educate the public in astronomy had come to an end. We lost all hope as it was, and still is, almost impossible to get a new scope! But thanks to Astromomers Without Borders sincere efforts and care, an excellent scope was donated to us through Expolore Scientific. We couldn't have imagined to receive a replacement far superior to what we had lost. Our dreams have just come true! Only today and after more than a month, our tideus attempts to... Read More...

May 06

SPACE Chennai - Zero Shadow Day ( GAM 2019)

Event Date: 24.04.19 On 24th April, 2019 SPACE Chennai had conducted a zero shadow day experiment at College Of Engineering, Anna University, Guindy during the local noon 12:07 pm. About Zero shadow day: During sunrise and sunset, we will have a long shadow of an object but at noontime, we will have the shortest shadow of that day. But specifically during summers, we will have even shorter shadows facing towards south at local noon and during winter we will have slightly longer shadows facing towards the north at local noon. This gives rise to two days in a year where... Read More...

May 06

SPACE Chennai - ASTROART CONTEST - GLOBAL ASTRONOMY MONTH 2019

Event Date: 19.04.2019 Chennai Students Astroart Competition: SPACE, as the pioneer in Astronomy education in India are celebrating Global Astronomy Month (GAM) 2019 is celebrated by Astronomers Without Borders (AWB), worldwide. The celebration by SPACE India is to bring new ideas and opportunities for people to participate in, strengthening AWB's motto, One People, One Sky. As a part of Global Astronomy Month SPACE Chennai has conducted an Inter School Astro Art Contest for Senior Category of students between Grade 8 to Grade 12 in regional level on 16th April 2019 at Sindhi Model Senior Secondary School with a participation of... Read More...

May 06

SPACE Chennai - Chennai Astronomy Week(13th to 14th April 2019) (GAM 2019)

SPACE Chennai Celebrates Chennai Astronomy Week as a part of Global Astronomy Month 2019. About SPACE: SPACE is a pioneer organization working towards the development of Astronomy and space science since 2001.SPACE has successfully implemented astronomy and space science curriculum in the Indian education system. In this context, we have developed a variety of astronomy and space science educational concepts through astronomy projects, sessions, tutorials and modules based on school curriculum for education, catering to requirements of schools & students in India. About Global Astronomy Month (GAM): Global Astronomy Month (GAM) 2019 is celebrated by Astronomers without Borders (AWB), worldwide.... Read More...

May 02

Global Star Party April 2019

Global Star Party Natwest Mango County, Thiruvallur, India Around 100 young astronomers and teachers from DAV Public School, Velachery, Chennai went with us to a dark site 150 km from Chennai city, away from city light pollution, with a +5.5 Limiting Magnitude sky to enjoy the dark night sky and its jewels. The observation took place on the nights of 12th and 13th April 2019. Students were exposed to various aspects of night sky observation like basic terminologies of the sky, its coordinates, effects of light pollution and use of red light instead of white light. They also learned about... Read More...

May 02

Earth seen from the Space

The first man who saw Earth from Space: Iuri Gagarin The opinion of astronauts from International Space Station on life is space and on Earth. The importance of every detail from the planet we live on. Watching a National Geographic documentary with the participation of cosmonauts from International Space Station. Presenting programs from Astronomers Without Borders. Students have learned new things. Earth is our home. Read More...

May 01

GAM2019 Philippine Report

GAM in the Philippines is generally celebrated by various astronomy organizations through public astronomy outreach events. The celebration began with the International Dark-Sky Week from March 31-April 7. An infographic campaign was launched by the Guild for Astronomy Innovation and Advancement – Open Research and Collaborative Learning Experience (GAIA-ORACLE). Each infographic was designed as a 4-panel Facebook image discussing a particular aspect of dark sky preservation. Additional descriptions and useful links to further reading were also provided for some panels. The first in the series of infographics was posted in March 19 to give ample time to promote IDSW and... Read More...

Apr 30

Senator Canedo Gunstar Team Institute and his first GAM event was a success

Taking advantage of the opportunity of the 10 years of the global month of Astronomy, the Gunstar Team Institute as the most vibrant Civil Astronomical Organization popular not linked to any organization that is not of the same end aims to participate in the GAM2019 to achieve our ambitions such as decentralizing the Astronomy of the great academic centers like universities, planetariums, observatories, federal institutes to take the astronomy of simple way and liberating for the population. Astronomy is mainly in the areas of greater violence, in the interiors, in the peripheries and places where the public power has almost... Read More...

Apr 29

Astronomy in Homes (Ruth's house) - March 16, 2019

The Astronomia Club Plêiades do Sul has a project called "Astronomy in the Homes", which deals with visits to our members' homes in order to strengthen social bonds, bring people closer together and promote a spirit of fraternity that is so characteristic of legacy of astronomy. In this event, we chose the house of one of our members and made for one day the cozy residence an astronomical point for joint observation. On March 16, 2019, the Southern Pleiades Astronomy Club held the first edition of "Astronomy in the Homes" of the year at the residence of fellow Ruth. The... Read More...

Apr 29

Penumbral lunar eclipse - January 21, 2019

On Monday, January 21, 2018, the Plêiades do Sul Astronomy Club held a joint observatory with the Juan Bernardino Planetarium of the Federal University of Goiás, open observation to the public and to the entire community, the penumbral lunar eclipse in Goiânia, capital of Goiás, Brazil. The event featured the astronomical presentation at the planetarium dome, telescopic observations and binoculars of the lunar eclipse and live transmission of the eclipse from one of the event's amateur astronomers to the Space Today channel. Read More...

Apr 27

astrophotos exhibition

from 23 to 27 April 2019 Algeria - Ghardaia - Guerrara exhibition of night sky photographing more then 20 astrophotos of the sky at night (startrails - milky way - constellations -..) with the historical buildings or landscapes Goals of this exhibition is appearing the beauty of the night sky to people and students and importance of conservation the night sky and effect of the light pollution in the envirennement Read More...

Apr 27

Observação solar e Lunar no Colégio Razão it was a success

Colegio Razão in the figure of professor Daniel Vinhal together with the largest and most traditional Astronomical Organization of the State of Goias, the Gunstar Team institute stayed for a week waiting for the weather to allow us a daytime observation. Friday 26/04 of our beloved global month of Astronomy elementary and middle school students observed the sun with sunglasses donated and acquired by Gunstar as well as telescope for observations of the Moon. Professor Daniel Vinhal is a distinguished educator we can call him an educational activist a passionate person who is always innovating and seeking positive results. In... Read More...

Apr 27

Gunstar Team Sunday Sesc 2019 it was a success

The largest and most traditional club in the state of Goias and one of the most vibrant and dynamic institutions of Latin America, the Gunstar Team Institute with its Partner Sesc Social Service of Commerce launched the 2019 edition of Sunday in Goias. Hundreds watched the sun through the telescope of our organization as well as lecture to those interested. Sanddro Libb Vice President of our beloved organization spoke about the evolution starring in a brilliant and poetic way to a small group of enthusiasts. Dione Rezende, the Founder of the partnership classified the event as revolutionary because the sesc... Read More...

Apr 26

Observation of the comet 46 / p Wirtanen in Goiás - December 15, 2018

Observation of the comet 46 / p Wirtanen in Goiás. On December 15, 2018, comet 46 / p Wirtanen was visible to the naked eye from here. The Southern Pleiades Astronomy Club held a caravan for the Ecoville Vale do Éden in the city of Aragoiânia for the nocturnal observation of the respective comet. In addition to the observation of the comet, great observations were made of the southern sky. Read More...