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Jun 19
2011

Event Name : Lunar Eclipse 2011 in Bogor, Indonesia.

Date : June 16, 2011 Time : 00:00 to 02:30 Event Location : Outside home in Bogor, Indonesia. Event Description : Lunar eclipse was taken by cell phones camera. Other : Wonderful weather and a little bit cloudy. Read More...

Jun 18
2011

Total Lunar Eclipse, June 2011 - A Brazilian Observational Report

Dear friends! After the total lunar eclipse of June 15, 2011, I present to you a report conducted by observers of observational CEAMIG (Astronomical Studies Center of Minas Gerais) and VTOL (Vaz Tolentino Lunar Observatory), which presents the main characteristics of eclipse, observed largely on South America. I would also invite them to know the following websites: http://www.ceamig.org.br/abert.htm http://www.vaztolentino.com.br/noticias/56 http://skyandobservers.blogspot.com/ I ask also that you possess records (observational or photographic) this phenomenon let me know because I have great joy in knowing this data. Come on? 1º - Team : Antônio Rosa Campos - CEAMIG - REA/Brasil -... Read More...

Jun 17
2011

The solar system, yours to discover

Date : April 2nd to May 30th Event location : Morocco Event description : National contest ( solar system models ) The contest started on April 2 nd at Rabat in the National Commission for UNESCO office with a ceremony attended by teachers comming from all regions of Morocco. The jury met on June 13 th and evaluated the solar system models according to scientific, aesthetic and originalty criteria and appointed the five winners. The winning schools will receive an astronomical pack and will create the first astronomy school clubs. Within the framework of Aldebaran project we expect to create... Read More...

Jun 16
2011

Share your TLE experience with AWB

“It was one the most beautiful Lunar Eclipses”, is the feedback we are seeing from around the globe. Even from the locations where the eclipse was not visible was able to view it online thanks to many webcasters. We invite AWB affiliates and members who organized outreach sessions, webcasts, or took photographs/video to submit them to AWB to share them with rest of the world. To submit your event reports/photos/videos on AWB Members' Blog, just log into your account on the AWB website , click on the Blog tab on your profile page and start posting. Be sure to tag... Read More...

Jun 16
2011

How to submit your event report to AWB Members' Blog

To Get Started 1. To submit your Event Blog Report, you will need to log into your AWB User Account. Log in here 2. Once you have logged in, you will be presented with your Members Home Page, as seen below. Click on the Blog tag to start your Event Blog Report. 3. Fill in your Event Blog Report. We have given you some examples below of what you might like to include. Be sure to assign your report with the relevant tag. At this stage, the other tags shown below are not yet active due to a program error... Read More...

Jun 15
2011

SUN DAY

A Power Point Presentation on "Our Star - The Sun" was prepared and presented by myself (Mr. D. Aravindaraja). Our next activity was "Observing Spectra with a Compact Disk (CD) ". Finally, I conducted the activity "Observing the Sun using a Pinhole Camera" and felt Sun's Effects on us i.e the heat. I made the students stand in the shade for a while, and then asked them to stand straight under the Sun, to make them feel the effect of the Sun. Nearly 100 students from my school took part in this event. Visit this link for our event photos... Read More...

Jun 15
2011

Clouds still ruling the Bangalore sky

1835 local hours: The clouds are stil ruling the sky...! will keep up the spirit and eyes on the sky.. Read More...

Jun 14
2011

Transito de Venus 05 06 2012 Falta Un año para el evento de toda una vida

Un año para el evento de toda una vida 05 de junio 2011. El tránsito de Venus rara es de un año de distancia. Será el último tránsito de Venus a nadie vivo hoy volverá a ver. Los astrónomos sin Fronteras está preparando un programa sin precedentes de tomar ventaja de esta oportunidad única. Venus ha pasado entre la Tierra y el Sol sólo seis veces desde que el telescopio fue inventado hace más de 400 años. Cuando negro silueta del planeta apareció en la cara del Sol el 4 de junio de 2004, no una vida había sido testigo... Read More...

Jun 07
2011

Report GAM2011

Date: 28 April, 2011 Time: 12:30 - 13:30 Event Location: Grup Şcolar Transporturi Auto, Craiova, Romania Event description: Build a spectroscop with my 6th grade students. Number of people: 20 Other: Observation of the solar spectrum, of light bulbs - classical spectrum and of the fluorescent lamps spectrum . Organisers: Anamaria Golumbeanu, coordonator of the educational project "The Magic Sky" School no. 14 "Ion Tuculescu", Craiova, Romania http://themagicsky-lecielmagic-cerulmagic.blogspot.com/ Read More...

Jun 06
2011

Estaremos a Observar o Eclipse Lunar 15/06/2011 no Parque da Cidade Serra ES Brasil

Estaremos registrando o eclipse lunar total de 15/06/2011, que para nós ocorrerá de modo especial, pois já nascerá totalmente eclipsada por volta das 17:10 horário local, convidarei alunos e professores da EEEFM Aristóbulo Barbosa Leão para juntos empreender uma atividade de contemplação do céu e principalmente de estudo dos aspectos visuais que ao longo da história humana nos encantaram e nos despertaram o que há de mais místico dentro de nós. Read More...

Jun 05
2011

Total Eclipse of the Moon June 15, 2011 - Main features.

On Wednesday, 15 next June, many observers in the world will be covered over a total eclipse of the moon This time me and my friends Breno Campos, João Marcos, João Batista F. Nunes and Ricardo José Vaz Tolentino (Tolentino Vaz Lunar Observatory), we have the opportunity to register in all the main features of eclipse. Below (Table. 1) , I present the key features the outline of the eclipse which was brilliantly performed by João Batista Nunes . So that all may know , I give the forecast of Immersion and Emersion of craters that was held too by... Read More...

May 29
2011

Saludos para todos : Se detecta explosión cósmica mas antigua que se haya observado por el satélite Swift

Saludos para todos : les remito info sobre Se detecta explosión cósmica mas antigua que se haya observado por el satélite Swift Atte Alberto Martinez - www.ram9.co.cc - Caracas - Venezuela. Fuente : http://www.noticias24.com/tecnologia/noticia/8528/se-detecta-explosion-cosmica-mas-antigua-que-se-haya-detectado/ Se detecta explosión cósmica mas antigua que se haya observado Foto: Fotografía promocional sin fecha difundida por la Universidad Warwick el jueves 26 de mayo de 2011 en la que aparece la zona del espacio donde un equipo de astrónomos dice haber hallado e identificado la explosión cósmica más lejana jamás detectada. El equipo sostiene que el pequeño punto rojo en el centro es un estallido... Read More...

May 29
2011

la imagen más detallada de los chorros de partículas en erupción de un agujero negro supermasivo en una galaxia cercana

Saludos para todos los foristas : Les remito Info acerca de la imagen más detallada de los chorros de partículas en erupción de un agujero negro supermasivo en una galaxia cercana Atte Alberto Martinez www.ram9.co.cc - Caracas Venezuela. Fuente : http://www.europapress.es/sociedad/ciencia/noticia-captan-mejores-imagenes-chorros-agujero-negro-20110524185816.html Video : www.youtube.com/watch?v=676T1rmuabc MADRID, 24 May. (EUROPA PRESS) - Un equipo internacional, utilizando radiotelescopios ubicados en todo el hemisferio sur, ha tomado la imagen más detallada de los chorros de partículas en erupción de un agujero negro supermasivo en una galaxia cercana. "Estos chorros de materia surgen del agujero negro, pero no sabemos todavía los detalles de... Read More...

May 26
2011

Report GAM 2011

Asociaţia Astronomică“Sirius”-Club UNESCO Str.Mihai Eminescu nr.1, Bârlad 731199 Tel / Fax: 0235-413003; 0742067929 E-mail: [email protected] , [email protected] Website: www.astronomica.ro Report GAM 2011 Astronomical Association "Sirius" organized various activities during the 2011 GAM : Read phonetically Dictionary 1. 1. to 2. preposition 1. of 3. interjection 1. oh 2. oho 3. oof -Solar observations / daily Barlad - Vaslui county and Buzau - Night observation session /7/8.04 "Mihai Eminescu " High School Barlad - Week Moon /10 -16.04 "Mihai Eminescu " High School Barlad - Yuri Gagarin Anniversary " Man in the Cosmos " / 12.04 "Mihai Eminescu " High School... Read More...

May 25
2011

17º EREA - Brazilian Regional Meeting of Astronomy Teaching

Dear friends, As the blog (link: http://skyandobservers.blogspot.com/ ) has also aiming at the dissemination of the sky and the observers, we believe that spreading the events taking place in Belo Horizonte - MG (Brazil), and an opportunity to apredizado also, so completion of the 17th EREA (Regional Meeting of Astronomy Teaching), in Belo Horizonte is a great opportunity to extend our range of knowledge. This initiative UFMG / PROEX (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais - Pro-rector of Extension), CEAMIG (Astronomical Studies Center of Minas Gerais), Faculty of Education, UFMG, Brazilian Astronomical Society and the Museum of Natural Sciences of PUC-Minas... Read More...

May 25
2011

Noite de Observação no Parque da Cidade Serra ES

No dia 12 de maio de 2011 coordenei uma atividade de observação astronômica no Parque da Cidade, um local agradável e de horizonte bem amplo, mas com bastante poluição luminosa, mesmo assim observarmos o planeta Saturno e seus anéis e satélites e a Lua na fase crescente o que deixou os alunos e professores da EMEF Eulália Falquetto Gusmann bastante maravilhados com o que puderam observar, estiveram presentes um número pequeno de alunos acompanhado de seus responsáveis, devido ao parque se localizar um tanto distante da escola, mas foi prazeroso ver muitos rostinhos encantados com algo que nunca tinham experimentado. Read More...

May 24
2011

Event Name: Astronomy day 09. April 2011 in Harpoint Observatory (Austria)

by Hans R. Schäfer

Public solar viewing and a little observer looking through our 50cm RC-telescope at night more information: www.harpoint-observatory.com/ deutsch/publikationen.htm#link19 Read More...

May 23
2011

GRUPO ASTRONOMICO KEPLER from MEXICO GAM2011

Mexican group GRUPO ASTRONOMICO KEPLER reports its activities during Astronomy Month 2011 "GAM2011" Our group participated during 3 days offering live views of the Sun through refractor and reflector Solar Telescopes during an event hosted by the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico in its Universum Museum. More than 1000 people did observed and got astonished by the views they looked at. Also our group hosted three conferences during the event, one about the Solar System, other about the history of notable astronomers and the last one about astrophotogrphy on one shot. Read More...

May 22
2011

CASA on 30 Nights of Star Peace

Day-1 (Tuesday, April 25 2011) At 08:00pm the member of CASA | Club Astronomi Santri Assalaam ( Assalaam's Students Astronomy Club ), conduct discussion about celestial object and definitions used in astronomical such as what is azimuth, horizon, distance in degree, etc. The member of CASA also introduced tools for observing the sky such telescope, binocular, and SLR (Single Lens Reflect) digital camera. We used Starry Nigth Pro 6 to simulate the sky, the celestial object, and it's movement. The members of CASA were very exited. They got a lot of new knowledge about sky and astronomy. The discussion finished... Read More...

May 16
2011

Test entry 1

This is a test entry for a new AWB Blog. Just ignore this one. Read More...

May 14
2011

A Global Success

In April 2010, Astronomers Without Borders created Global Astronomy Month (GAM) to continue the excitement of the International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA2009). GAM 2010 was a good start, and we anticipated having more programs and partners for this year's second edition. But what we ended up with – in participants, programs and partners – far exceeded our most optimistic expectations. The force behind this activity is easy to identify – the enthusiasm of people around the world for astronomy, in every country and culture. IYA2009 showed what can be accomplished when this enthusiasm is harnessed. GAM, like IYA2009, provides... Read More...

May 09
2011

GEOSTAR PARTY 2011 INTERPRETANDO LOS SUSURROS DEL COSMOS. GAM 2011 Report

This report is the fourth version of our festival of Earth and Space with global month of Astronomy, is full of surprises, linking the International Year of Chemistry and Forests, with the slogan "INTERPRETING THE WHISPERS OF THE COSMOS" know each melody that lies hidden in the depths of our Universe. "We need to retake learning as an integral practice, understand the cosmic symphony must be equally accessible to a physicist, that for a orquesta director. Despite the obstacles weather, we comply with the program In Spanish http://sites.google.com/site/astroanic/-geo-star2011 INTERPRETING A SYMPHONY GREEN 1 to 2 April As is customary in... Read More...

May 09
2011

langitselatan Global Star Party

For GAM2011 Global Star Party we hold a discussion and star party event in cultural park in Bandung. Unfortunately the weather in april wasn't good at all, so we can only watch the moon for a while and than we have a discussion session for the whole night. At the star party there were several communities in Bandung join the events that night, such as Astronomy Students Associates from ITB, Jakarta Astro Club, Astronomy Fun Club. Read More...

May 09
2011

Astro Class, SUN day and Astro Games with kindergarten students

Actually we started these activities before GAM started on March, but the second events held in April 9th so we make it as one of GAM events from our group. It was an activity with kindergarten students in our town. The first events we have solar system presentation, telescope introduction and sun observation. It was fun indeed because they have a bunch of questions even before I started my talk. Although the sky a little bit cloudy we still had fun to observe the sun with solar glasses. The 2nd events was meant for parents and students as well. We... Read More...