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May 08
2015

Open observations at Astronomical Observatory in Jaslo, Poland GAM 2015

We had planned our observations on Sun Day, April 12th , but unfortunately the weather was not good enough. Therefore, from 20th till 25th of April, taking advantage of good weather as well as fairly high activity of the Sun we conducted a series of shows of the Sun using a solar telescope Coronado SolarMax II. Moreover, we managed to take a few pictures with protuberances. In the evening we also conducted shows of the Moon , Mars, Venus and Jupiter. About 200 people from Jaslo and the surrounding areas attented the shows. Read More...

May 05
2015

Tanzania Annular Eclipse Tour

1 SEPTEMBER 2016 ANNULAR ECLIPSE An annular solar eclipse will occur on 1 September, 2016, where the Moon will obscure most (about 97%) of the Sun. The path of annularity for this eclipse will start in the Atlantic Ocean, crossing central Africa in Gabon, The Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania and Mozambique, on to Madagascar and then out into the Indian Ocean. The Independent Traveller has arranged a SMALL GROUP tour in Tanzania to witness the Eclipse in KATAVI NATIONAL PARK. You will be one of the very few people in Katavi National Park which lies completely within... Read More...

May 05
2015

Astronomy Day of Thaqib Astronomical Association

Global Astronomy month in Melat Park, Rasht, Iran Many amateur astronomers, all over the world get to gather to share the joy and beauty of watching the night sky with people. Thaqib Astronomical Association held Astronomy Festival 29 th and 30 th of April 2015. Many organizations such as ; Rasht Islamic City Council, Rasht Municipality, Rasht Athletic Culture Organization, Astronomers Without Borders, UNAWE and also a large number of amateur astronomers activity participated in that Festival. Some of programs of that festival were: Observing Sun spots and night sky, Astronomical exhibition, Water rocket contest, Space hangout, Workshop and etc.... Read More...

May 01
2015

Global Star Party 2015

http://elfastronomy.com/2015/04/27/global-astronomy-month-and-kingdom-skies-april-2015/   Read More...

May 01
2015

Beauty of the southern hemisphere

Hello to the community.I am glad to be a newcomer to your website.I have read from various sources that the beauty of the southern hemisphere night sky is something unique.I almost had a chance to visit Indonesia for the participation in the 9th international astronomy olympiad,but i didn't manage to be a member in my country.Anyway,how important is for an astronomer to visit even for just one time a country like Australia and New Zealand to admire the treasures of the southern hemisphere? Read More...

Apr 29
2015

Global Star Party Goias 2015 Planetario UFG - Gunstar Ultra Violeta Reunião.

Encerrando o Festival da Luz parte 1 O mes Global da Astronomia se despede com uma super reunião da Gunstar na Casa das Estrelas o Planetário UFG apos a infortunidade do festival Ecológico passado quando ficamos sem poder utilizar o patio das Estrelas para nos a Ultra Violeta Reunião foi um dia emocionante de Desejar profundamente Ver as Estrelas no céu ouvir boa musica e apertar os laços de amizade ao mesmo tempo que algumas nuvens negras tenta roubar o brilho do céu. Observação com Telescópios Show com bandas autorais e Com a Astro Space Band : Urumbeta do Espaço... Read More...

Apr 28
2015

March 28, 2015 ALP / Exploreum Earth Hour Stargazing Report

by James Kevin Ty

http://astroleaguephils.org/archive/news/150328starparty.html Read More...

Apr 28
2015

April 25, 2015 ALP GAM Global Star Party Report

by James Kevin Ty

http://astroleaguephils.org/archive/news/150425starparty.html Read More...

Apr 28
2015

April 12, 2015 ALP Global SunDay Report

by James Kevin Ty

http://astroleaguephils.org/archive/news/150412gam_sunday.html Read More...

Apr 26
2015

Global Star Party in Bisceglie (Apulia, Italy) 25/04/15

"We are surrounded by awful things. Everything seems to go wrong, but that's false. There's always somenthing we can do, especially as young people. It's up to us to change things." These are the words that have inspired me and they belong to a biologist I esteem a lot. But of course, nothing of this would have been possible without a great life mentor and astronomy teacher.  At first, I was afraid nobody would have come to the public observation of the Moon or that the weather would have been too cloudy. Nobody had done such a thing in my city... Read More...

Apr 25
2015

On Global Star Parties and Birthdays

by Gary

The Manila Street Astronomers are weekend amateur astronomers. Because of this, today is its last day of participation in GAM 2015. But what a way to end the celebration though – with a bang and not a whimper. The sky was clear all throughout the night. We not only showed the public Jupiter and the almost First Quarter Moon but also Saturn. We may not have been able to join the hangoutathon because of poor internet connection but the event tonight was thrice the “oohs” and “aahs.”   Today is also my 49 th birthday. Spending your birthday conducting a... Read More...

Apr 20
2015

Watching the moon during the day

On 6 April, the Rio Preto astronomy club held a watching the moon during the day , taking the opportunity that most students never had to use the telescope . More than 60 students participating in two Rio Preto city schools ( Brazil) in one of the poorest neighborhoods of the city. Read More...

Apr 19
2015

Workshop astronomical to employees of the Libyan Scouts, fun pictures in the report

I enjoyed very yesterday, Friday, 11.17.2015 Workshop astronomical give to employees of the Libyan scouts in Tripoli, the workshop was part of the beginning of the Spring Festival, organized by the Libyan Scouts. 3 lectures delivered from 10:30 am until 12:30 pm, and the total number who attended the workshop is 56 people. I explained to them about the formation of the solar system and the order of the planets and some startling figures about the solar system and the Milky Way galaxy, and you have given practical control of how the sun and watch the sunspot him and filmed... Read More...

Apr 18
2015

Total Lunar Eclipse 4 April 2015

Pusat Studi Astronomi (PASTRON) or Center for Astronomical Studies Universitas Ahmad Dahlan (UAD) held the Observation of Total Lunar Eclipse on April 4th 2015. The program was held at Kampus 4 Universitas Ahmad Dahlan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia in collaboration with Kelompok Studi ANDROMEDA, Himpunan Mahasiswa Pendidikan Fisika (Physics Education Students Organization), Himpunan Mahasiswa Magister Pendidikan Fisika (Postgraduate Physics Education Students Organization), Laboratorium Teknologi Pembelajaran Sains (Science Learning Technology Laboratory). Besides the Observation, PASTRON also had the talk show about the Lunar Eclipse. The speaker of the talk show was Yudhiakto Pramudya. After the talk show, the students and lecturers had the... Read More...

Apr 18
2015

Sun Day 2015

Hello, On sunday april 12, I mailed friends froml 4 different astronomy clubs in Wallonia and Brussels to observe the Sun from a parking place in Gembloux (that way, no need  for authorization, room enough and well located. It lasted from 13:30 till 16:15  (I got a sunburn) and we had 2 PSTs and one telescope with a fillter. I managed to have people from those 4 clubs (and their children) who often diddn't know each other (Astrovega, Astronamur, CAO and Latitude 5050). The sun wasn't as spectacular as a week later, but it sure was a discovery for those... Read More...

Apr 17
2015

The sun's surface that day Friday, 04/17/2015 / LIBYA

      ROYAA lens spotted you the sun's surface that day Friday, 04/17/2015, where a group of black spots appeared clearly on the surface, states that have resulted from these spots emission stream of solar wind toward the ground and was seen around the Arctic Circle witch Koadwae adorn the horizon in a phenomenon known as "Lights" is not a possibility still exists for the emission of more solar wind toward the Earth.     Read More...

Apr 15
2015

Sherlock Astronomy

As a part of Global Astronomy Month, Akashmitra has announced its "Sherlock Astronomy" lecture series. This lecture series is aimed at decoding scientific information from an astrophotograph or a solar eclipse map using very basic and simple knowledge. Our first lecture will be on "Eclipse Maps" by our member Harshad Abhyankar. Take a look at the poster attached!   Read More...

Apr 14
2015

‏ليلة يوري.. yuri night‏ @libya .

" Roaya" organization for astronomy enthusiasts was the only Arab society which participated in the international event “Yuri’s night”.   In corporation with Alawael private school in Libyan city “Derna”, where Roaya member “Attia Alhossadi” led a workshop with fourth grade students, included a model of the solar system and a visual presentation about it, regarding its constituents & how planets orbit around the sun, the kids asked many questions about the cosmos, the solar system and the way astronauts live during space missions.   Thanks to teacher “Anas Edwal” for the major corporation. Read More...

Apr 13
2015

Planetario Sky-Skan: first show

Yes, I did it! After so many months, I have finally held my own show at the Planetarium in Bari. I did two shows in the weekend. On Saturday I was really nervous as it was my first time, but fortunately everything went good. On Sunday the Planetarium was full of people! I was so excited but also selfconfident. This time I was more relaxed and comfortable. I gave my best. My task was to introduce the night sky talking about sunset, light pollution, the Milky Way, costellations, Polaris and Earth from space. My speech was followed by a short movie... Read More...

Apr 13
2015

Gunstar Lightspeed Meeting - Second Week Alto Paraiso of Astronomy in St. Jorge - Lunar Observation.

The Gunstar started Gam 2015 the most beautiful places In this world a Humanity International Heritage the Chapada of Veadeiros. Lightspeed official meeting Team: Clayton Gubio Dos Santos - Amateur astronomy and director AstroKage. Itallo p Sousa - Logistics. Maiara Steps - Wizard. Zo in Space - Musician Artist of the space theme. Second Week of Astronomy in Alto Paraiso de São Jorge was Sponsored By Charming Restaurant Pizzeria St. Jorge Moon as Traditional Point villa in a strong Sketchpad Astronomy amateur and Ecology with the Partnership for Disclosure of things of space. Note Lunnar with telescopes videos photos Participation... Read More...

Apr 13
2015

Gunstar SunDay Epic Edition 2015 - Astro Adventures in Goias Velho.

Gunstar team UFG Planetarium opened a new Celula in the state of Goias. Sunday Editon Epic Official Team is: Lamartine Brazil - Clayton Gubio - Zo Dias- Jaqueline Jube - Ana Medeiros and Agustinho Veiga. The Old City of Goias internationally registered by UNESCO As a World Heritage historical center of their Filled Brazilian Colonial Style Beauty staged the solar Note in 2015. The Gunstar was the holy Church barbara a more secluded spot to watch the most special moment sunrise besides Rainbow and Fire clouds and stars. Gunstar team Planetário Ufg Abriu uma nova Celula no Estado de Goias.... Read More...

Apr 13
2015

Public Star Party on 11/12th April, 2015

Introduction: As a part of Global Astronomy Month, 2015, Akashmitra organized a public star party at Pirangut (25 km from the city of Pune) on 11 th /12 th April, 2015. There were a total of 36 people for the event. Many of them were coming for the first time for a star gazing session and had got to know about them from our Facebook page. Report: The star party was about to be rescheduled when there were big grey clouds spotted in Pune at about 2pm and rains in some parts of the city as well. However the locals... Read More...

Apr 13
2015

Lunar Eclipse.

I saw the lunar eclipse on  4/4/2015 at my house in my telescope , Celestron powerseeker 50AZ............ Read More...

Apr 12
2015

Globe at Night April, 2015

  I have taken readings for "Globe at night April, 2015 campaign". That day the sky was clear, but I lived in a urban area so, too much pollution was present there. The technical data which I've taken is given below. date: 2015/04/10 time: 20:30 latitude: 22.320042299999997 longitude: 73.1959084 elevation: 38.72982788085938 country: India location comments: Urban area, too much pollution ! magnitude: 3 cloud cover: clear constellation: Leo sky comments: Clear Read More...

Apr 09
2015

Partial solar eclipse march 20

On march 20th, I went to a village called Grand-Leez near Gembloux and animated the event in a school with several other members of the club. We had no luck with the weather but had many children visiting the classroom where we had 2 screens showing the live event on internet from the Faroe Islands. It was a great event and the local TV was there and we were able to show to the other clubs what actually happened during that morning. https://plus.google.com/photos/108584325990837650927/albums/6128442659976437985?banner=pwa   The next day, we were in Brussels in another school for the Astronomy Discovery Day and... Read More...