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Apr 20

Global Star Party 2018 en España

Todo listo para celebrar el Día Internacional de la Astronomía. En España se han sumado entidades de divulgación de astronomía de diversas localidades y provincias: Gerona, Barcelona, Cuenca, Madrid, Elche, Málaga y Jaén son algunas ejemplos de ello. También se harán otras actividades divulgativas como conferencias, talleres y cursos que se pueden consultar en la web de la Federación de Asociaciones Astronómicas de España (FAAE) . All ready to celebrate the International Day of Astronomy. In Spain astronomy outreach entities from various localities and provinces have joined: Gerona, Barcelona, Cuenca, Madrid, Elche, Malaga and Jaen are some examples of this.... Read More...

Apr 20

Concurso de frases inspiradoras a la noche oscura

La Semana Internacional del Cielo Oscuro, promocionada por la International Dark-Sky Association (IDA), fue creada en 2003 por una estudiante de secundaria, Jennifer Barlow, y se ha convertido en un evento internacional en el que participan múltiples países y muchas personas conscientes, como Jennifer, de la importancia que tiene promover la defensa de la oscuridad natural de la noche y del cielo nocturno como un derecho a preservar para las generaciones futuras. Este es uno de los objetivos fundamentales de la Federación de Asociaciones Astronómicas de España (FAAE). Hemos diseñado un concurso de frases escritas en castellano que evoquen el... Read More...

Apr 17

Adventures in Pirenópolis was a success. 3 Super Gunstar Academy Academy It was a success.

3 days of lots of adventure relying on nature photography and astrophotography a wonderful and fun event for the whole family. 3 dias de muita aventura contando com a natureza fotografia e Astrofotografia um evento maravilhoso divertido e para toda a familia. Read More...

Apr 16

Educational visit at Astronomical Institute of Romanian Academy

Today April 16 th , 2018 Astroclubul Bucuresti, Romania organized an educational visit of 30 children at the Astronomical Institute of Romanian Academy. After a tour of the main instruments of the Institute the children attended a presentation of night constellations and a practical experiment to see how spectroscopy is applied in astronomy. Read More...

Apr 16

Astronomical Observations in Romania (Comana)

On the 14 th of April 2018, some members of Astroclubul Bucuresti, Romania spent one night under the stars in Comana, Giurgiu County, Romania. Participans: Cristian Stancu, Daniel Bertesteanu, Ioan Tudor, Andreea Timpea and Adrian Voinic . The sky was covered around 25-30% with high altitude clouds. Temperature was 8-9 degrees Celsius and there was much humidity in the air, so we had to use heaters to remove condensed water from the mirrors and lenses. We observed Jupiter alongside with its biggest four natural satellites and Saturn and Mars after 02:00 AM (GMT + 3). We also made observations of... Read More...

Apr 14

Journey in The Night Sky - Students of University - Guerrara

On 28 March 2018 , at Elhayat Institute - Guerrara, Algeria The Astronomic Club of Association Angham Elhayat organized for some students of Ghardaia university an astronomical presentation: A journey in The Night Sky. and observation of moon and the alignment of Jupiter and its Galilean Moons with an explanation of the most important stars and constellations. Presentation : Observation : Read More...

Apr 13

Astronomy Presentation by Astroclubul Bucuresti at Astronomical Institute of Romanian Academy

On the 27 th of March 2018, at the Astronomical Institute of Romanian Academy, Astroclubul Bucuresti (Bucharest Astroclub) organized a guided tour, an astronomy presentation and solar observations for a group of 30 children from a school in Bucharest, Romania. The guided tour of the Astronomical Institute of Romanian Academy was done by its representative, Sorin Marin. The astronomical presentation and solar observations were conducted by members of Astroclubul Bucuresti (Bucharest Astroclub), prof. Daniel Bertesteanu and Marian Naiman. The presentation consisted of a journey through the Universe, using an astronomy software. The children were also shown the constellations in the... Read More...

Apr 09

Second class at the Academy was a success.

More than tripled the number of entries in the second class of the Academy and we hope to keep and increase the number until the end of this Gam2018 Edition Mais que triplicou o numero de participações na segunda aula da Academia e esperamos manter e aumentar o numero ate o final dessa Edição Gam2018 Read More...

Apr 09

Introduction to the Night Sky

As part of the Global Astronomy Month, Astronomy Outreach conducted a public outreach program and a half night Star Party for the residents of Kabra Galaxy Star III, in Thane - thanks to Vivek Kulkarni - on the evening of 7th April, 2018. It was very well apprecited as there were almost 100 happpy stargazers - kids and adults alike - attended the program. The evening started with observing the Orion Nebula (M42) and the Pleiades Cluster (M45). Later the participants were given a short introduction to the night sky including how to find direction using the polar constellations Big... Read More...

Apr 08

AWB SERBIA - ASTRONOMY QUIZ ON MARCH 15th 2018

Every 15th of each Month, except in April, the Serbian AWB organize a small quiz with 10 questions with one of the astronomy themes. On 15th March 2018, was the 21th Quiz, this time with the theme in honor of Stephen Hawking. We had 74 participants. Each of them gets an e-book on astronomy as a gift. Read More...

Apr 07

Happy Birthday Reunião it was a success

Of the more than 300 guests, a large part of them were able to see Jupiter and its 4 Moons galilenhas, Moon in its waning phase besides Astro photos explanations curiosity and of course much animation celebrating the anniversary of our friend and compatriot Marlon B, and with that hundreds of people observed the Sky for the first time in life in a super action of the month of Global Astronomy in Goias by the Gunstar team. Dos mais de 300 convidados grande parte conseguiram ver jupiter e suas 4 Luas galilenhas , Lua em sua fase minguante alem de... Read More...

Apr 05

Fly me to the moon 01 canceled

First lunar observation of the Gunstar team Fly me to the moon was canceled due to bad weather. Let's continue with the Festival. April and the end of the rainy season in our region the transition between summer and fall. Read More...

Apr 02

Gunstar Academy of Explorers, First Class GAM2018 Fly me to the moon

first class of 5 was a success, the initial class was of meteoritica 4 novice cadets and 2 veterans participated in that first class, rain and the holiday of the Holy prevented and occupied several other possible members, who must enter the next classes. Primeira aula de 5 foi um sucesso , a aula inicial foi de meteoritica 4 cadetes novatos e 2 veteranos participaram dessa primeira aula , chuva e o feriadão da Semana santa impediram e ocuparam varios outros possiveis membros, que devem ingressar nas proximas aulas. Read More...

Mar 26

Astronomia para todos!

Sabias... que la Astronomía es para todos? Con Ayuda de Sebastián, la Astronomía Misionera pone al alcance de tus manos el universo. Ademas de trabajos de In vestigación, talleres convencionales y divulgación aficionada, sentimos un gran compromiso social e inclusivo. En Junio, la Fundación Misionera de Astronomía Aficionada brindara: Jornadas de Astronomía para Ciegos. Talleres para Docentes. PUBLICO EN GENERAL. # Seba es # Director del Observatorio astronómico de Mar del Plata. Fue # CoordinadorAdjunto para la Argentina de la LIADA. (Liga Iberoamericana de Astronomia) # Representante de la # Argentina de la UNAWE (Universe Awarness) red de expertos de... Read More...

Mar 26

Astronomia para todos!

Sabias... que la Astronomía es para todos? Con Ayuda de Sebastián, la Astronomía Misionera pone al alcance de tus manos el universo. Ademas de trabajos de In vestigación, talleres convencionales y divulgación aficionada, sentimos un gran compromiso social e inclusivo. En Junio, la Fundación Misionera de Astronomía Aficionada brindara: Jornadas de Astronomía para Ciegos. Talleres para Docentes. PUBLICO EN GENERAL. # Seba es # Director del Observatorio astronómico de Mar del Plata. Fue # CoordinadorAdjunto para la Argentina de la LIADA. (Liga Iberoamericana de Astronomia) # Representante de la # Argentina de la UNAWE (Universe Awarness) red de expertos de... Read More...

Mar 24

GAM 2018 in Spain

Hola amigos. Las asociaciones astronómicas de España nos estamos preparando para la Semana Internacional de Cielo Oscuro, donde celebraremos también el Día Internacional de la Astronomía y realizaremos observaciones a las Liridas en el Global Star Party del día 21. No nos olvidaremos del resto de actividades que completan el GAM, pero haremos más actividades en la semana donde defenderemos nuestros cielos oscuros. En pocos días pondremos nuestro cuadrante de actividades. Victoriano Canales Cerdá - Coord. AWB en España Hello friends. The astronomical associations of Spain are preparing for the International Dark Sky Week, where we will also... Read More...

Mar 24

Science at a village school

Located in a city in eastern Turkey (Sanliurfa city) we have organized a science fair. There were a few hundred children in this school and we practiced various science workshops. Science and astronomy workshops. We went there with 22 volunteer students and we stayed for 3 days. You can watch the details on the video below. Science Fast Video Read More...

Mar 18

BRAMON and E.M. Francisco Diniz - Luminárias-MG

On 09/03/2018 I was at the Municipal School Francisco Diniz at the request of two teachers of the 4th year of Elementary School to talk about Astronomy and the BRAMON-Brazilian Meteor Observation Network, a network that I have been part of since 2016 operating the CMS1- MG in Luminárias, state of Minas Gerais and also publicizing our work in schools and colleges looking for more stations. During the classes, which were held in the morning and afternoon shift with duration of 1h 30m each, topics such as the Universe, Solar System and Celestial Bodies were addressed. The development of the... Read More...

Mar 05

Faces of Philippine Astronomy

For the past two months, I, together with the Judenite's Astronomical Organization (an organization that I have found), organized a talk entitled the “Faces of Philippine Astronomy,” wherein we will feature famous astronomers, physicists, and astrophysicists here in the Philippines, to talk about their career in their fields (LO3). The speakers for this event are Dr. Perico Esguerra, Dr. Reinabelle Reyes, Dr. Rogel Sese, Engineer Camilo Dacanay, and Professor Norman Marigza. The event happened on January 13, 2018, from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Father Peter Yang Hall of Saint Jude Catholic School. Dr. Perry proceeded to talk... Read More...

Mar 05

2017 Space Quiz

In celebration of the World Space Week 2017, the Bedan Society of Young Astronomers (BSYA), a senior high school organization of San Beda Manila, in collaboration with the Judenite's Astronomical Organization (JAO), a senior high school and International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP) organization of Saint Jude Catholic School, hosted a Space Quiz Friendly Competition which is aimed at Senior High School Students based on themes around space science and astronomy, with a special emphasis on space exploration. The culminating activity for this event is a free telescope viewing, courtesy of the Manila Street Astronomer (MSA). The objective of the competition... Read More...

Mar 04

2018/08 group meeting-stargazing

Astronomy amateurs club "Pulsaras" meeting and observation night.We have 34 members,so everyone within the club and guests are welcome to come on 2018 august (exactly day,based on availability) will be provided later. The coordinates is 55° 7' 35.98", 22° 56' 54.27" (WGS) Read More...

Feb 12

AWB SERBIA - ASTRONOMY QUIZ ON JANUARY 15th 2018

Every 15th of each Month, except in April, the Serbian AWB organize a small quiz with 10 questions with one of the astronomy themes. On 15th January 2018, was the 20th Quiz, this time with the theme: "Galaxies". We had 44 participants. Each of them gets an e-book on astronomy as a gift. Read More...

Feb 07

Super Blue Blood Moon 2018

Hi, fellows of Cyberspace, today I want to share with you my photos, videos and the experience of seeing a Moon that has taken 150 years for all the following conditions to combine: Super Blue Blood Moon 2018 and during an Eclipse, as you can see the Moon has been very busy. I ask for your forgiveness because the quality leaves much to be desired, the cameras are not the best and I have had to fight against the wind and the clouds, but it allows you to get an idea of how it was. The part that I liked... Read More...

Jan 31

Blue Blood Supermoon Eclipse

Shot this morning from Whitewater, California (funny, it doesn't look bluish) Read More...

Jan 15

The first Austrian Space Ball

This weekend 13.01.2018 - 14.01.2018 the first Austrian Space Ball happened. This extraordinary ball – the first Austrian Space Ball, a glittering ball night as well as a close look into space, at the magnificent “Palais Niederoesterreich” in the heart of Vienna, was organized by the Austrian Space Forum , celebrating their 20th anniversary. This event offered a comfortable plattform for space science, where research facilities could meet space industry. I had the honor & pleasure to be one of the members of the honorary committee, where I represented the sector of astronomy. Honorary committee members Christian Brünner Space lawyer... Read More...