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Apr 22
2016

April 22

Today, April 22, 2016, in collaboration with the County Library "Antim Ivireanul", Periodicals - Legislation Department, we continued the project The Universe seen by telescopes. The project, as the name suggests, allows students from schools in the city and county to observe various celestial bodies through a telescope. Today, it was time for students from the School No. 5, Ramnicu Valcea and for students from the school in Budești-Linia, Valcea County. https://www.facebook.com/astronomie.valcea/ https://astronomievalcea.wordpress.com/universul-vazut-prin-telescop/ Read More...

Apr 22
2016

GAM2016 in Libya : Roaya supports local space communities

As the world celebrates the global astronomy month GAM2016, Roaya astro is in the move for organising hangouts, lectures, meetings, and workshops in all cities of Libya. ROAYA's member in Misrata city, Nedal Alhassan, has held a meeting last Tuesday 19, under the title of "Horizons of the Universe". The meeting was in Misurata University and was attended by students and faculty staff. Read More...

Apr 22
2016

Visiting a school for talks and solar observation

Amateur Astronomers from León, Nicaragua, sharing with high school students (Calasanz) in León, Nicaragua, giving talks, doing solar observations and sharing experiences on Tuesday April 19 and Wednesday April 20. Students participated actively during each talk, with questions and opinions about Astronomy Science, we encouraged them to be more involved with it and we are planning to visited them again into the near future..... To be continued :) Emilio Zuniga - ASAFILE Photos: Orlando Chavez Esquivel Read More...

Apr 21
2016

April 21

Today, April 21, 2016, in collaboration with the County Library "Antim Ivireanul", Periodicals - Legislation Department, we continued the project The Universe seen by telescopes. The project, as the name suggests, allows students from schools in the city and county to observe various celestial bodies through a telescope. Today, it was time for students from School No. 10, Ramnicu Valcea and from School No. 4, Ramnicu Valcea. https://www.facebook.com/astronomie.valcea/ https://astronomievalcea.wordpress.com/universul-vazut-prin-telescop/ Read More...

Apr 20
2016

Studies on the Moon - Mons Pico (Mount Pico)

I share this study conducted on the Moon from Caguas, Puerto Rico 4/15/2016 - 7:30 pm. The approach was to Mount Pico. 2,400 m = 37km (measuring shadow) x 3.7 tg (Altitude of the Sun at the time) Read More...

Apr 20
2016

April 20

Today, April 20, 2016, in collaboration with the County Library "Antim Ivireanul", Periodicals - Legislation Department, we continued the project The Universe seen by telescopes. The project, as the name suggests, allows students from schools in the city and county to observe various celestial bodies through a telescope. Today, it was time for students from School No. 10, Ramnicu Valcea and from the School in Olanesti-Sat, Valcea County. https://www.facebook.com/astronomie.valcea/ https://astronomievalcea.wordpress.com/universul-vazut-prin-telescop/ Read More...

Apr 20
2016

April 19

Yesterday, April 19, 2016, in collaboration with the County Library "Antim Ivireanul", Periodicals - Legislation Department, we continued the project The Universe seen by telescopes. The project, as the name suggests, allows students from schools in the city and county to observe various celestial bodies through a telescope. It was time for students from "Take Ionescu" School, Ramnicu Valcea. https://www.facebook.com/astronomie.valcea/ https://astronomievalcea.wordpress.com/universul-vazut-prin-telescop/ Read More...

Apr 20
2016

April 18

Monday, April 18 2016, in collaboration with the County Library „Antim Ivireanul”, Periodicals – Legislation Department, we continued the project The Universe seen by telescopes. The project, as the name suggests, allows students from schools in the city and county to observe various celestial bodies through a telescope. It was time for students from „Victor Giuleanu” secondary school, Ramnicu Valcea. https://www.facebook.com/astronomie.valcea/ https://astronomievalcea.wordpress.com/universul-vazut-prin-telescop/ Read More...

Apr 20
2016

Above the storm... with Scorpius!

Scorpius shone bright for Jesús Miguel Peralta , but not for the residents of a nearby town in the Andes Mountains. Jesús captured this stunning view from a site 4,000 m above sea level in the Province of San Juan (Argentina). At the far right, you can see Antares. Further left, there are the three stars that make Scorpius' pincers and, below them, planet Mars. Unaware of the stars, residents of Barreal city endure a wind and dust storm, a common occurrence in that region. This photo-story was our choice from those submitted to Astronomía sin Fronteras , the AWB... Read More...

Apr 20
2016

April 16 - Sidewalk Astronomy

Saturday, April 16 2016, Vâlcea Astronomy Club held another Sidewalk Astronomy event in Râmnicu Vâlcea, Vâlcea County, Romania. People were able to see The Sun with a giant sunspot, planet Jupiter with its four Galilean moons and craters, mountains and maria on the surface of our own Moon. https://www.facebook.com/astronomie.valcea/ https://astronomievalcea.wordpress.com/ Read More...

Apr 20
2016

April 15 - Sidewalk Astronomy

Friday, April 15 2016, Vâlcea Astronomy Club held another Sidewalk Astronomy event in Râmnicu Vâlcea, Vâlcea County, Romania. People were able to see The Sun with a giant sunspot, planet Jupiter with its four Galilean moons and craters, mountains and maria on the surface of our own Moon. https://www.facebook.com/astronomie.valcea/ https://astronomievalcea.wordpress.com/ Read More...

Apr 20
2016

April 14

Also on April 14 2016, in collaboration with the County Library „Antim Ivireanul”, Periodicals – Legislation Department, we continued the project The Universe seen by telescopes. The project, as the name suggests, allows students from schools in the city and county to observe various celestial bodies through a telescope. It was time for students from Amărăști Secondary School. https://www.facebook.com/astronomie.valcea/ https://astronomievalcea.wordpress.com/universul-vazut-prin-telescop/ Read More...

Apr 20
2016

April 14

Also on April 14, 2016, in collaboration with the County Library „Antim Ivireanul”, Periodicals – Legislation Department, we continued the project The Universe seen by telescopes. The project, as the name suggests, allows students from schools in the city and county to observe various celestial bodies through a telescope. It was time for students from Glăvile Secondary School. https://www.facebook.com/astronomie.valcea/ https://astronomievalcea.wordpress.com/universul-vazut-prin-telescop/ Read More...

Apr 20
2016

April 14

On April 14 2016, in collaboration with the County Library „Antim Ivireanul”, Periodicals – Legislation Department, we continued the project The Universe seen by telescopes. The project, as the name suggests, allows students from schools in the city and county to observe various celestial bodies through a telescope. It was time for students from Pesceana Secondary School. https://www.facebook.com/astronomie.valcea/ https://astronomievalcea.wordpress.com/universul-vazut-prin-telescop/ Read More...

Apr 20
2016

April 13

On April 13, 2016, Valcea Astronomy Club held a new astronomy outreach event in the city of Ramnicu Valcea, Romania. This time we worked with Grupul de Initiativa "Radu de la Afumati" Ramnicu Valcea to allow the Scouts to see the Moon and planet Jupiter through a telescope. Read More...

Apr 19
2016

"Facts about the Cosmos",Benghazi, Libya

Among the several educational activities done by Roaya assembly, a lecture entitled " Facts about the Cosmos" was held at a secondary school in Benghazi, on 17th of April, 2016. The lecture was presented by two of Roaya youngest members, Ali Azzentani and Yousef AbdulAziz. Ali and Yousef are students at a secondary school and are both amateur astronomers. This lecture was to support and encourage students to do more of scientific researches to improve the educational system in their institutions.Roya.. For a wider vision Read More...

Apr 18
2016

Global Star Party 2016

The 8 inch Orion Dobsonian Telescope was the star of the Global Star Party held last night at The Lovin' Cup Bistro by R.I.T. in Rochester, NY. The beautiful clear night allowed everyone to see closeups of the Moon and the moons of Jupiter. I shared about my membership in Astronomers Without Borders and the events they create every year and also discussed Light Pollution, a peronal passion. Cora Treoir Duncan and I enjoyed interacting the public and friends who traveled far t ... o join us. New pals Brooke Menikheim and Heidi Menikheim drove in from Syracuse and shared... Read More...

Apr 18
2016

Celebrating 2016 Global Star Party

We celebrated 2016 Global Star Party in the Central Park of Leon, Nicaragua. Adults, Youngsters and Kids, enjoyed to observe the Moon and Jupiter, they showed their interest to learn and have a better understanding about Planets, Moon and Sun. Furthermore, it was explained about the importance of learning about dark skies , stars and constellations. Leaflets about Moon facts were also delivered to assistants of the activity. Emilio Zuniga - ASAFILE Photos: Orlando Chavez Esquivel Read More...

Apr 17
2016

Astroturismo en Cipolletti, Río Negro Argentina

En la ciudad de Cipolletti, Argentina, realizamos un actividad en conjunto con la Dirección general de turismo de la ciudad y la Fundación Astrónomos aficionados hemisferio sur, en el Establecimiento Santa catalina, un evento de Astroturismo donde los participantes pudieron observar la Luna, Júpiter, Omega Centauri y algunas estrellas fugaces, siempre con el objetivo de difundir y fomentar el interés de las ciencias In the city of Cipolletti, Argentina, we perform an activity in conjunction with the general direction of tourism in the city and Astronomos foundation amateur southern hemisphere, in the Santa Catalina, an event of astro where participants... Read More...

Apr 17
2016

Activity "Vamos a Observar la Luna y al Planeta Jupiter!" GAM 2016

We want to thank the more than 50 people who attended the activity of Global Astronomy Month 2016 "Vamos a observar la Luna y al Planeta Jupiter" presented at the Passive Park Borinquen Valley I in Urb. Borinquen Valley in Caguas Puerto Rico this last Saturday April 16, 2016 from 8pm to 11pm. An educational lecture on astrophotography, astronomy and the use of telescopes for amateur astronomer Erica Felix Correa and Amateur Astrophotographer Fernando Roquel Torres. Shown astronomical observations were also made to the Craters of the Moon and the planet Jupiter with telescopes for the present while projected live... Read More...

Apr 17
2016

Global Star Party TRIATHLON

by Gary

What can we do differently on Global Star Party 2016? The Manila Street Astronomers already conducts free telescope viewings twice a month from October to May (during the First Quarter and the Full Moon). So what difference would another free telescope viewing (FTV) make? The answer we came up with is simple. If there's a Messier Marathon, why shouldn't there be a FTV Marathon? Let's make this year's Global Star Party, a TRIATHLON. Instead of conducting a FTV just on the Global Star Party date itself, let's make it on three consecutive dates: pre, peri and post on April 15,... Read More...

Apr 17
2016

Public Star Party, Los Angeles, CA, USA

The Los Angeles Astronomical Society held their monthly Public Star Party on the lawn of the Griffith Observatory on Saturday, April 16, 2016. From 2 PM to sunset, our members provided solar scopes for the public and demonstrated safety techniques for safe solar observing. After the sun set, our members focused their telescopes and biinoculars on other objects in the night sky. Due to windy conditions, observing the night sky was not at an optimum level but the star party was a success with the large crowd of over 1,500 visitors to the observatory. The star party ended at 9:45... Read More...

Apr 17
2016

GAM2016 - Global Star Party Event in Linz (AUSTRIA)

Yesterday evening hundreds of visitors could catch a glimpse through our telescopes set up at the main square of Linz ( the hometown of the famous astronomer Johannes Kepler from 1612-1626 ). For most of them it was the first time look through a telescope for their life. Getting in contact by this way we could tell much about astronomy, about AWB and our local astronomical society ( LAG ) and observatory. I am sure we could enthuse many of them with astronomy. The first time sight of Jupiter and his moons and the look at the surface of the... Read More...

Apr 17
2016

"Held a science class about meteorology"

April 16 2016, we held a science class about meteorology, we invited peoples from Bogor Agricultural Institute, they discussed about what is meteorology, where to work, what can we learn about. Read More...

Apr 17
2016

Young-Scientist.in - Astro Night, Chennai,India

Young-Scientist had organized its first Astro Night.We had a guest session on Astronomy taken by the members of Chennai Astronomy Club.The session started of with brief theory on the Sun followed by an observation session where our young-scientists were all given a chance to view the craters on the Moon and Jupiter along with its moons.We had some wonderful questions from our younger-members,here are the few samples.. What is the temperature of earth core? How does the sun burn if there is no oxygen? How was the milky way formed? (Parents and Kids are viewing the Moon Craters and Jupiter) Read More...