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Mar 30
2016

Planet Jupiter with GRS and moon IO

Greetings friends in astronomy and astrophotography ! I share my product tonight . Planet Jupiter with GRS and the moon IO . From Caguas , Puerto Rico . 3/29/2016 - 10:30 pm. This capture was 4 mins (6000 frames) . Read More...

Mar 29
2016

Planet Jupiter in Monday!

This photo of planet Jupiter is result of a capture of 4 mins (6000 frames) with Celestron NexImage 5 with no bidding setup in ICap software. The average condition weather and some clouds have present. From Caguas, Puerto Rico 3/28/2016 - 10:40 pm Read More...

Mar 28
2016

An unexpected visitor on the moon from our perspective

We share this landscaper capture 3/23/2016 at 8pm from Caguas , Puerto Rico. A bird would be found in the Mare Imbrium from our perspective ? It's a Red Tail Hawk , or pigeon? discuss Read More...

Mar 27
2016

Dream Big!

I would like to share what I think on dreaming big! I believe in going to Mars and I wish to be among the first ones to get there. Remember that it is always you who have to choose your dream. There is always something that interests you and you have to work towards it, inspiring people along the way. Let us start as students and end up serving the human race. Read More...

Mar 27
2016

Achieving something I dream of!

Then I got to visit the Sharjah center for astronomy and space sciences at Sharjah, UAE, where I met an astronomer named Ahmed whose words inspired me too. He told “so I'm an astronomer and you are an astronaut. Hoping to see you up there” Then I got to meet Astronaut Chris Hadfield who really helped me along my way to success, by providing me and the other aspiring astronaut in the world with videos of living in zero G, that really helped. I met him after his talk in Dubai about his journey. The most inspiring part was when... Read More...

Mar 27
2016

The Mars Generation and The Astronaut Club

There I met the Mars Mission project manager MR. Omran Sharaf and a few of the other people who work at MBRSC, their words were inspiring, they gave me a push like never before. Then came up an opportunity to be a part of the newly launched non-profit, called The Mars Generation, by Astronaut Abby. I joined it as an ambassador and then I was given a chance at my school to talk about the need for space travel and it went well except my voice. Then I got recognized at my school as an astronaut in training and after... Read More...

Mar 27
2016

The UAE space agency

a few months after I met Astronaut Abby I got to know UAE's gonna send a probe to Mars and that is when I knew UAE had a space agency, then I got a message from MR. Ibrahim Al Qasim, the deputy project manager of the Emirates Mars Mission and the project manager of the Nayif-1 cube sat mission, asking me to visit the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Center (MBRSC). I was really excited. Then the next year they had a space event called Mission: Space at downtown Dubai. There I met the Mars Mission project manager MR. Omran Sharaf... Read More...

Mar 27
2016

The path started to open up

2014 was the year all my hard work started to pay off, During the test launch of Orion space craft the announcer said some words that were really emotional and inspiring he said something like, “Go delta. Go Orion. This is the dawn of Orion, the dawn of America's new age of space travel” the following year I joined twitter as an aspiring astronaut and got to know many kids who had the same dream and I started to get noticed. The first person I met was Mackenzie as @JrAstronaut who supported me and inspired me. Then I met Astronaut... Read More...

Mar 27
2016

The Beginning of my journey

At a very young age around my 7th year of standing on this planet, I dreamt of travelling through the stars. Right now I live in the United Arab Emirates, where 6 years ago when I was a third grader during a science class on the solar system, I happened upon a picture of the Milky Way and at that moment our teacher was explaining about living in space. After the class I went through what had been taught that day and I wanted to be a part of NASA's space program, so I talked to people around me and... Read More...

Mar 27
2016

Zodiacal light in the western skies after dark

AOYA kids have skilfully captured this wide field image of the constellation Orion with much of its surroundings in the western skies right after nightfall. The Zodiacal Light is very evident in this image too as it stretches in the bottom up untill the middle of the frame. In the coming few days our dedicated members will continue their efforts to capture more vivid images of this interesting celestial phenomenon. Of course phtography through a telesopes will never serve this purpose, therefore our kids will endeavour to capture it through a low power camera body and zoom only. Read More...

Mar 27
2016

M17 - Omega, Swan Nebula!

I share this astrophoto that i captured in July 4, 2014 of M17 - Omega, Swan Nebula from Caguas, Puerto Rico. It's 39 photos of 100 secs and was proccesed with PixInsight. I include this video of Astrofotografia y Ciencia YouTube Channel that I lecture about of this nebulae. (In Spanish Language) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_ZIgQfc81E Read More...

Mar 24
2016

How stuff works? Double stations for meteor monitoring ‪

Do you know how it is done monitoring meteors with CCTV cameras? See this animation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJJDRZOi1EQ Versão português: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veGlBWTxmEw Versión Español: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5htNkYZKmY See more exoss.org Read More...

Mar 23
2016

Two Weeks with AWB en Español !

Close to 700 friends from over 40 countries have "jumped across borders" to be together in the new "Astrónomos sin Fronteras" page in Facebook. In just 2 weeks, we shared over 30 new posts in Spanish including GAM events, tips to look at the night sky and much more. We also received contributions from our fans, such as this picture from Mario Casadei, a resident of Argentina, who captured Jupiter and 3 of its satellites by just hanging his mobile from his 4.5-inch telescope. Come and join us at: www.facebook.com/astronomossinfronteras You will "like it" ! Read More...

Mar 22
2016

Moon and Jupiter Conjunction 3/21/2016 - 8:30pm

This photo was captured in Caguas, Puerto Rico in march 21 2016 - 8:30 pm. I used Nikon Coolpix P500 Camera in manual mode, f/5.7, iso 400, 1 sec, MF. This capture was realized in average condition. Moon and Jupiter Conjunction. Read More...

Mar 21
2016

Planetary Filters for Small Telescopes

Color filters are of great help when observing the planets with a telescope. They help discern small and low-contrast features on the planetary discs. But there are so many color filters available that one can easily get lost. Even the manufacturers' recommendations are of no great help, since they are mostly for larger apertures of eight inch and more. Here we present a recommended filter set that matches perfectly with a small telescope. The filters #8 light yellow, #21 orange, #80A blue and Baader Neodymium are an ideal combination for planetary observing with a small refractor, Maksutov or Newtonian telescope.... Read More...

Mar 20
2016

Annual Earth Hour 2016 - Caguas, Puerto Rico

Greetings: We want to thank all the people who gathered to enjoy a astronomical educational talk with telescopes projected on a giant screen in the "Earth Hour Earth" in the Passive Park in Urb. Boriquen Valley I in Caguas, Puerto Rico on Saturday March 19 from 7pm to 9pm, which was extended until 11pm to answer all questions from the audience. the finest details in the Jovian bands on the planet Jupiter presented 4 Galilean Moons (IO Ganymede, Callisto and Europa) and splendorous details within the craters, seas, cliffs and mountains of our natural satellite the Moon. This presents Astrofotografia... Read More...

Mar 20
2016

QUIZ - EVERY 15TH OF EACH MONTH

Every 15th of each month, except in April, the Serbian AWB organize a small quiz with 15 questions with different themes. First Theme was “The Solar System”. We had 47 participants. Read More...

Mar 19
2016

Astronomy for the School Kids in Kurdistan

AOYA in Erbil, KRG (Northern Iraq) gathers school kids regularily to teach them the fundemental basics of Astronomy. AOYA usually arranges night time observation sessions too. This image of the Great Nebula in Orion; Messier 42 was shot through Celestron Nexstar 8" SE and a Canon DSLR camera in a 20 second exposure by our members a few weeks ago. We're poor in resources however but we do have the passion to further increase the awareness of the importance of Astronomy among the humble people of Kurdistan. Read More...

Mar 19
2016

El Sol del Equinoccio

¡Mañana llega el equinoccio! - Mañana domingo (de madrugada en las Américas), el Sol cruzará la línea del ecuador de Sur a Norte. En ese momento, comenzará la primavera para el Hemisferio Norte y el otoño para el Sur. Si mañana observas el punto del horizonte por donde sale el Sol, estarás mirando exactamente al punto cardinal Este, y si haces lo mismo a la puesta del Sol, estarás mirando hacia el Oeste verdadero. Te invitamos a tomar una foto con tu cámara o celular del amanecer/a tardecer equinoccial desde tu lugar y enviarla al Facebook de AWB en Español:... Read More...

Mar 19
2016

GAM 2016 Trailer-French Version Attempt

We have made a voluntary french translation of the GAM 2016 trailer. Plese view it at https://youtu.be/nuIuoXb6YQs and feel free to comment. Read More...

Mar 18
2016

Roaya Astro - A Close Shot of The Moon

This dazzling shot of the moon was captured last night by Roaya Astro, Showing the fine line between the bright and dark sides of the moon. It is quite hard to miss noticing the numerous craters on the surface of the moon, which were caused by the unavailability of a prober atmosphere that works as a shield towards meteors. Moreover, these craters has maintained their current shapes for long periods of time due to the rather slow denudation on the moon. Translated by: Nedal N. Elhassan Read More...

Mar 18
2016

AWB-Affiliate-Member finds the meteorite from March 6, 2016

On the evening of March 6, 2016 a spectacular meteor was seen over Upper Austria and Bavaria. Part of the all-sky image showing the fireball of March 6 obtained by the automatic digital all-sky fireball camera at the station of the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute in Kocelovice (photo: ASÚ AV ČR). Michael Krippner, a member of our community “ Linzer Astronomische Gemeinschaft ” (LAG) , AWB-affiliate since 2009, has discovered the first fragment of the dropped down meteorite on 12 March. Photocredit: Sabine Krippner & Ondrejov-Observatoriums The rapid success in the search for the meteorite pieces was possible by the fact... Read More...

Mar 16
2016

The moon - first quarter 45%

This photo was captured in Caguas, Puerto Rico in march 15, 2016 at 9:20pm with clear and warm night skies. The camera i used is Nikon Coolpix P500. I proccesed with Gimp. The moon has a first quarter 45% It's see that the moon have a face with the craters of Mare Crisium, Mare Tranquilitatis and Mare Fecunditatis and Mare Serenitatis. Read More...