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Jul 17
2015

The Gallivants Tale

The Gallivants Tale We are the cosmos's wanderers, Amidst the pitched-black universe, Traipsing elsewhere to transverse, To yonder world without borders. Astounded by an abrupt flash, A pale blue dot appeared out of air, Which likewise known to be the lair- Of an assemblage taken a bash. Thy beauty deceit thy eyes, For such bounty shatter thy world, Constant conflagration kindled, To the core where innermost lies. Is this the honey and milk of life? Streaming from atrocities? We, Earthlings, got to cherish this pale blue dot, The last and only hope of humanity. Read More...

Jul 12
2015

Venus-Jupiter conjunction on July 11

Parting away to be reunited again! Seems this month's story of two bright planets caught "on the road" (the photo from Greece remembered me their legend). Still without tripod, D3100/ 18-55 standard. Read More...

Jul 07
2015

Stargazing

Wide-field astrophotography with friends on Mt. Chelmos at 2100m, 16/05/2015 EXIF data: Canon EOS 6D, 25 sec, f/2.8, ISO 6400, 14mm, single exposure Location: Peloponnese, Greece https://www.facebook.com/ThPapathanasiouPhotography Read More...

Jul 06
2015

Following Venus and Jupiter

We got some hot days and hope for clear nights too and thus take pictures of the evolution of those two planets. Take a look at a new image, I will post reports till the end of the month, they will be still close enough! Read More...

Jul 04
2015

Venus - Jupiter Conjunction despite cloudy evenings

Quickly, on the run, I managed to take some photos of the conjunction. Clouds covered the scene shortly after. We followed the two planets since February. Not even once our efforts matched the Sky setup but we are still satisfied. We are also pleased to see so many good pictures being taken all around the world! More pictures you can see on my fb account, Astrobotic Club. Read More...

Jul 02
2015

Venus and Jupiter Conjunction 2015

July 1, 2015 from my location of Perla, Arkansas. I captured a photo of Venus and Jupiter using a tripod and in the aperture mode. I believe I was able to also capture a few of Jupiter's moons. Venus appeared to shine like a star. Shortly after, clouds rolled in and blocked my view. Read More...

Jul 02
2015

Venus - Júpiter conjunction, 01 july 2015

Image taken in Durazno, Uruguay. Fuji Camara S2950 Read More...

Jul 02
2015

Venus-Jupiter Conjunction [An Update]

Yesterday I posted images from June 30 of the close planetary pairing of Venus and Jupiter. From the Philippines the closest approach was last night (July 1). Here are the images from their closest pairing. Read More...

Jul 02
2015

Venus and Jupiter Conjunction in Puerto Rico

I was able to photograph both worlds surrounded by mangoes during twilight from my hometown of Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico on June 30, 2015. The pair were just .3 degrees apart and the sky was so clear that they shined through rather nicely. I photographed them near the mangoes to show that this event was a real "Tropical Delight". Read More...

Jul 01
2015

GAM 2015 Astrobotic Club Craiova

Unintentionally, due to some connecting problems, our activities during GAM 2015 were only visible on FB Astrobotic Club id and locally among pupils. This year GAM schedule was: 1. Solar Eclipse - observation session with 2 Newtonian telescopes and a lot of Solar visual filters for all pupils of our school and anyone passing by. 2. Night Sky , visual, binocular and telescope skygazing - weekly sessions if weather allowes. 3. Preparation of CNC team of olympic pupils that are going to participate at ONAA 2015 4. Earth Hour 2015 5. "Meet an astronomer" - 28 April 2015 All activities... Read More...

Jul 01
2015

Amateur Astronomers from China

Unfortunately , we have missed the lunar eclipse on April because of the storm. This time, we'll miss the “Kiss” of Venus and Jupiter according to the cloudy weather forecast. So, Mr. Orion (the president of the Messier Club in Daqing of China) decided that an activity of stars observation would be held on 29 Jun(local time). It was taken place at 19:00-21:00 on Iron Man Square. A great deal of people were attracted to see the Moon, Venus, Jupiter and Saturn through telescopes. Here is the photogragh about the activity. Read More...

Jul 01
2015

Venus-Jupiter Conjunction from the Philippines

Tonight will be the closest planetary pairing between Jupiter and Venus (0.3 degrees apart) after a very long period. This conjunction of the two planets is believed as one of the likeliest candidates for the 'Star of Bethlehem'. A lot of amateur and professional astronomers throughout the world have been observing these two as they get closer and closer each night. I have planned to document their displacement in the night sky however cloudy skies have been dominant as of late. Uploaded are my images taken as of last night (June 30). Read More...

Jun 24
2015

Sunspot painting

As an astronomer, heliophysics is one of my research interests. As a visual artist, I tried to incorporate astronomy in my artworks. Here is a painting I made depicting a sunspot group. It was selected as the Solaractivity Picture of the Day for May 20. Read More...

Jun 23
2015

milky way galaxy

a try to shot our milky way galaxy in Bushehr Iran. waiting for your comments Read More...

Jun 20
2015

Milky Way view above the ninth highest mountain (Nanga Parbat) of the world at 8,126 metres (26,660 ft) above sea

Dear Astronomers, Hope all of you are doing well and busy in your astronomy and heavenly activities. Last year in June 2014, i visited the Fairy Meadows Nanga Parbat mountain base camp to capture the Milky way along with the 9th highest mountain of the world. The jeap track of fairy meadows is the 2nd dangerous road of the world. I had to do tracking 9 hours to reach the base camp of Nanga Parbat mountain which is also know as "killer mountain". I have capture few images pf ,milky way which i would like to share with you. Because... Read More...

Jun 20
2015

Sun viewing event arrange in Pakistan city of Murree (7,000 feet above see level)

Dear All, Hope all of you are doing well. I am belong to Lahore astronomical society and infinite astronomical society of Pakistan. I recently arranged a Sun viewing event in Pakistan city of Murree (7,000 feet above see level). I would like to share with you few photos of this event. Regards, Behzad Read More...

Jun 16
2015

FASE Water Rocket Challenge

On June 5th Foundation of Astronomical studies and Exploration (FASE) conducted Workshop on Water rocket building at Maliyadeva College Kurunagala, Sri Lanka with collaboration of National Institute of Fundamental studies and Universe awareness program . Students were given basic knowledge on water rocket building and competition was held to choose best water rocket. The event was a huge success. Read More...

Jun 02
2015

An Indian Astronomy Adventure - A Fascination with the universe

14 NIGHT TOUR THROUGH INDIA DELHI –AGRA –JAIPUR –NAGAUR –JAISALMER –JODHPUR –UDAIPUR -DELHI Much of what we know about Indian astronomy comes from the Sanskrit sacred books called the Vedas and this tour through India will offer something to delight the amateur astronomer and the professional – as well as delighting and appealing to anyone who wants to discover the real India in an authentic and dynamically different way. As you travel through India, immerse yourself in the cultures and colours of India through historical monuments such as the Taj Mahal and the Red Fort, star gaze in the incredible... Read More...

May 23
2015

Exploring the Radio Sky and Astronomy in a hands-on Way

South Africa has a long history of excellence in astronomy, a sound high-tech infrastructure and clear skies. Researchers from around the region have joined forces to create a cooperative, combined graduate programme where African students and the rest of the World can study under the guidance of some of South Africa's leading scientists. The Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory (HartRAO) is a radio astronomy observatory located in a natural bowl of hills at Harteesthoek just south of the Magaliesberg mountain range, Gauteng , South Africa , about 50 km west of Johannesburg . It is a National Research Facility run by... Read More...

May 23
2015

First Observation

was a wonderful astronomical night first time watching ,,,,, moon and Venus by telescope Read More...

May 23
2015

Young astronomers

Young astronomers enjoy with lenses and light with galileoscope Read More...

May 17
2015

Gunstar Concurso Desenhe seu Meteoro Sesi .

Contest draw your meteor and an offering Gunstar team UFG Planetarium & Carlos Augusto Conceived by Professor Rita Aciole Sesi. The competition aims to awaken the scientific interest trough of meteors and their studies. Concurso desenhe seu meteoro e um oferecimento Gunstar team Planetario UFG & Carlos Augusto Idealizado pela Professora Rita Aciole do Sesi . O Concurso visa despertar o interesse cientifico atravez dos meteoros e seus estudos. com amostras de varios meteoritos amostra do solo lunar, marciano, Palest ra Gunstar Parte 1 - Clayton G Saints Palestra Gunstar Parte 2 . Lamartine Brasil Palestra Gunstar Parte 3 .Carlos... Read More...

May 13
2015

Mexico in Space, Facebook

We invite to join us in our facebook web page: https://www.facebook.com/SociedadEspacialMexicana Best regards. Victor Hugo Martín S. Read More...

May 11
2015

GAM 2015 at Secondary School "Ion Tuculescu", Craiova , Romania

As every year, in April, we participated at the international events occasioned by Global Astronomy Month event . This year, it was organized two activities: astro - Constellations - activity in which students got acquainted with the constellations that are visible to the our sky, they made scale drawings of these constellations using geometrical instruments. (04/07/2015) - InternationalYearof Light - spectroscope, an activity in which students have achieved every one spectroscope from recyclable materials and have observed different spectra of light source (of traditional bulb , of economic bulb, candle flame and sunlight) These activities were attended by students of... Read More...

May 08
2015

Astronomy Day 2015 in Iran/Tabriz by Ayaz Astronomical Society

Report: Astronomy day 2015 Date: 2015.7.24 Country: Iran City: Tabriz Location: El Goli Park Ayaz Astronomical Society (Iran/Tabriz) As last year's we gathered together to celebrate astronomy day with people in one of the great parks in Iran/Tabriz that called El Goli park. This is 8 th consecutive year that we celebrate astronomy day with people in this park. First of all I should thank all of my friends in Ayaz Astronomical Society that help to each other to prepare place. We had different pavilions for introducing astronomy in public such as: 1- History of Astronomy 2- Solar system 3-... Read More...