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Jul 10

SAN AGUSTÍN ASTRONOMY CLUB - COCHABAMBA, BOLIVIA

FORMATION OF THE SAN AGUSTÍN ASTRONOMY CLUB GLOBAL ASTRONOMY MONTH 2018 Greetings and Clear Skies! In this document I present a summary of experiences and details of the creation of our Astronomy Club for the Global Astronomy month 2018. Background Astronomy in Bolivia presents great challenges for its diffusion, development and incersión of professional form to our means. Cochabamba, Bolivia presents a incubator of human potential for science, technology and engineering. The San Agustín school is an academic benchmark of excellence presented by consecutive winners of the Bolivian multinational student scientist Olympiads (OCEPB). San Agustín School has been active since... Read More...

Jul 03

Opposition of Saturn

We started off viewing Venus, then Jupiter. We went to the Moon then finally Saturn. I explained the best time to view the Moon when it isn't so full with my pan of flour. We made some craters and shined the flashlight at different angles to show how the shadows and light can make the surface more interesting. We also went over why we can't see the flag on the Moon, and why we only see one side of the Moon. The demos really helped them understand their questions. It was so cool I had a prop for almost every... Read More...

Jul 02

June Observations of the Moon

by Aidan Kaminsky

Recently in South Florida, the weather has been terrible. Rain and lightning plague the night sky, making it horribly difficult for an amateur astronomer such as myself to study a variety of night time objects. However, I had done my homework and concluded that this harsh weather wasn't going to get in the way of my observations of the full moon this month. I was very wrong. The conditions were worse than I imagined, and as a result I couldn't see the full moon. However, on the night of June 28 th and 29 th , the weather was adequate... Read More...

Jun 28

Mars Close Approach - July 30, 2018

Mon, Jul 30 at 10:00pm - Tue, Jul 31 at 2:00am PDT Science & Technology Mars will be closest to Earth in the early morning hours of July 31, 2018. Griffith Observatory's All Space Considered team will bring the close approach live via LiveStream, starting at 10:00 p.m. through the closest approach at 12:45 a.m. and concluding at 2:00 a.m. on July 31. A public event will also take place at Griffith Observatory beginning at 10:00 p.m. on Monday, July 30 with telescopes provided by the members of the Los Angeles Astronomical Society (LAAS). ADMISSION IS FREE. The event is... Read More...

Jun 25

Open and Free Public Astronomical Observation to All Interested

In the name of Jorge Barboza, Lucas Fiori Izaias and Marcos Antonio Amateur Astronomers and Founders of the Group of Astronomical Studies of Iguaraçu - PR (GEAI) in partnership with Astronomers Without Borders, GaeA - Support Group in Astronomical Events, Neither sky is the limit and Astronomy Universe and Canoa Grande Soft Radio and we also thank the astronomy friends of the region: Cas Astronomy Sarandi, Carlos Alberto Cawahisa Cawahisa and Marco Antonio Leme for the support they gave us and I would like to thank Izabely Sartori and Larissa Bossi for the invitation and also for helping us in... Read More...

Jun 25

ORADEAstronomie

On April 19 th 2018, the Symposium ORADEAstronomie began with the opening of the painting exhibition: planets, stars, the Milky Way galaxy, a space shuttle in the Earth's orbit. The children prepared materials on the Solar System, Stars, Galaxies, Messier Objects, information about astronomers and astrophysicists (Galileo Galilei, Stephen Hawking). The Symposium was organized by Astronomy and Space Science Club, in the Children Educational Center in Oradea, Romania. Read More...

Jun 25

ORADEAstronomie at Cheresig and Tarian

On April 26th 2018, the Astronomy and Space Science Club organized two educational activities at the Cheresig and Tarian Secondary Schools in Bihor county, Romania. We presented maps of the night sky, interesting facts about the Hubble Space Telescope and about Mars. Finally, the students looked at the Moon through a telescope. Read More...

Jun 24

Public Star Party

I hosted a star party for the public on June 1st, 2018 for people in my community in Dubai, UAE. Like with any public event in Dubai, it was very diverse, and roughly 30 people showed up! Since we're in the city, we focused on planetary & lunar observations. Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars (coming up late) were more than enough to make people say "WOW!". Being Ramadan, the event started later in the evening (10pm), most people stayed about 30 minutes or so to observe Jupiter, Saturn, The Moon, and some brighter stars (like Arcturus, Antares, and Vega) - we... Read More...

Jun 22

GAM 2018 at Școala Gimnazială ”Ion Țuculescu” Craiova, Romania

Our school students participated in activities under this event with the guidance of Prof. Golumbeanu Anamaria. Thus, school students attended a session of astronomical observation in the schoolyard on Monday, April 23, 2018. Read More...

Jun 18

Asteroid Day 2018

Asteroid Day es una campaña de concienciación global aprobada por la ONU, para la divulgación del riesgo de impacto y formas de desviar un asteroide que se dirija a La Tierra. Unirse al Día del Asteroide, es unirse a esta campaña de concienciación que este año se organizará con miles de eventos autoorganizados para llegar al máximo público posible en las distintas localidades del mundo. El 30 de Junio se celebra el aniversario del evento Tunguska (Rusia), día elegido por la Fundación de Asteroid Day para organizar todo tipo de eventos relacionados con la campaña. Desde España queremos animar a... Read More...

Jun 16

AWB SERBIA - ASTRONOMY QUIZ ON JUNE 15th 2018

Every 15th of the month, except in April, AWB is organizing a small quiz featuring 10 questions on a selected astronomical subject. On May 15, 2018, the 24th quiz took place, the theme of the day was: "Nebulae". We had 40 participants, each of whom got a free e-book on astronomy. Those who had all 10 answers correctly, received an e-book and a gold certificate. Read More...

Jun 14

My First Observation of Jupiter

by Aidan Kaminsky

On June 13th, 2018, I observed Jupiter for the first time. Before wanting to observe other planets, my focus as a beginner amateur astronomer was to observe the Earth's moon, which I have been doing for several months. Since then, both my curiosity and abilities have expanded. So, with my AWB Onesky Reflector Telescope, I set out to observe Jupiter. Where I live, being an amateur astronomer isn't easy, especially during the summer. The night skies are constantly cloudy, and the light from nearby buildings and towers hinder my ability to see the night sky. On June 13th, however, the... Read More...

May 27

We now possess the Observatory of Pristina and we are seeking for support!

Dear friends, I want to share this exciting news with you. We now possess the Observatory of Pristina. It might not be the best place but as for the moment it is a giant leap for Kosovo. For decades, our society has shown an indifference to astronomy until 2014 when the first science and astronomy club "Astronomy Club of Kosovo" was founded, opening the way for the establishment of several other astronomy groups in other cities of Kosovo and spreading the beautiful meaning to everyone. We can't wait to open to the public! Now all we need is to renovate... Read More...

May 26

AWB SERBIA - ASTRONOMY QUIZ ON MAY 15th 2018

Every 15th of the month, except in April, AWB is organizing a small quiz featuring 10 questions on a selected astronomical subject. On May 15, 2018, the 20th quiz took place, the theme of the day was: "Pluto". We had 48 participants, each of whom got a free e-book on astronomy. Those who had all 10 answers correctly received an e-book and a gold certificate. Read More...

May 20

Astrofest 2018, Bucharest, Romania

Yesterday took place in Bucharest the biggest annual Science Festival organized by the oldest science journal from Romania called “Stiinta si Tehnica”. Our association, Astroclubul Bucuresti participated with many astronomical instruments for public, with two microscopes for meteorites examination. The weather was no so good but between the clouds we succeed to show to the public the Crescend Moon. We had a meeting with our astronaut Dumitru Dorin Prunariu which spend in space more than 7 days on Soyuz 40 and on Saliut 6 space station, back in 1981. Also we made small eclipse demonstration for children using a Planetarium... Read More...

May 15

400-Year-Anniversary 3rd Kepler Law

Johannes Kepler - the man who opened the door to space. The 15. May 1618 – the day the famous Astronomer Johannes Kepler (1571 – 1630), a German natural philosopher, mathematican, astronomer, astrologer, optican and evangelic theologian, wrote history. After decades of hard work he discovered the truth behind the motion of planets. “De motibus planetarum“, as it's called in the original Latin written title of Book V in Harmonices Mundi – published in 1619 in Linz Austria. Triumphing he declared his 3rd Law: “It's dead sure and is true, that the proportion existing between the period of revolution of... Read More...

May 11

[GAM 2018] HUNT FOR SABAH MILKY WAY 2.0 - SABAH, MALAYSIA

HUNT FOR SABAH MILKY WAY 2.0 18th - 22nd April — In parallel to Global Astronomy Month 2018, Sabah Stargazers hold a trip to eastern part of Sabah for 5 days and 4 cloudless nights. In objectives of spreading awareness on light pollution, this trip is also to spread the awareness of Sabah Dark Sky to tourist and to the community in Sabah. This trip has covered two districts in Sabah; Lahad Datu and Semporna. We gather photographers to capture the beauty of the dark sky all around including a beautiful couple from Singapore. Spend 1 night at Lahad Datu... Read More...

May 10

Astronomy outreach for students in rural village Ilipangamuwa - Sri Lanka

by NCAS

A night sky observation event was held at Ilipangamuwa school, which is situated a rural village in Kegalle district - Sri Lanka, with the participation of about 100 Students, their teachers, parents and the community in the area. This was a joint project by Nalnda College Astronomical Society and the Rotaract Club of Faculty of Science - University of Colombo. The camp was held on 27.04.2018. Read More...

May 10

Astronomy outreach for students in rural village Ilipangamuwa - Sri Lanka

by NCAS

A night sky observation event was held at Ilipangamuwa school, which is situated a rural village in Kegalle district - Sri Lanka, with the participation of about 100 Students, their teachers, parents and the community in the area. This was a joint project by Nalnda College Astronomical Society and the Rotaract Club of Faculty of Science - University of Colombo. The camp was held on 27.04.2018. Read More...

May 09

[GAM 2018] Israk Mikraj Stargazing - Sabah, Borneo

Sabah Stargazers celebrates The Global Astronomy Month 2018 in various place across Sabah, Northern Borneo of Malaysia. Our team organize and conduct astronomy astivities to spread awareness on astronomy education. Beside that, promoting the GAM and aimly to bring public closer based on our motto "Astronomy For Everyone" Sabah Stargazers continue our second programme for celebrating GAM 2018 in Lahad Datu, Sabah for Israk Mikraj Stargazing on 14th April 2018. This full day programme start from 9 am until 1 pm for astronomy exhibition and sungazing , 2 - 3.30pm for astronomy talk "Universe Timeline" and last program from 7pm... Read More...

May 09

[GAM 2018] Astrophotography Workshop - Sabah, Malaysia

Sabah Stargazers celebrates The Global Astronomy Month 2018 in various place across Sabah, Northern Borneo of Malaysia. Our team organize and conduct astronomy activities to spread awareness on astronomy education. Beside that, promoting the GAM to the public. For the 1st week of April on 6th-8th, our team conduct astrophotography workshop for the government staff working in related Islam-astronomy field. The workshop were held in Pusat Latihan Islam, Kundasang, Sabah. A place with low light pollution and great for landscape scenery with Mount Kinabalu. The workshop were covering the basic astrophotography such as theory and practical. On the 1st day,... Read More...

May 08

Un GAM pasado por nubes

Así es como podríamos resumir las actividades realizadas en España. Gran parte del país estaba nublado y con lluvias, lo que impidió realizar muchas de las actividades programadas. Hubieron asociaciones que se esperaron hasta última hora para poder realizarlas, pero al final el GAM se disfrutó como se pudo. La actividad más activa fue el Star Party del 21 de Abril, en Elche acudieron alrededor de 150 personas, una cifra que se acerca a nuestra media habitual. Ahora toca recargar las pilas para celebrar el Día del Asteroide este próximo 30 de Junio. This is how we could... Read More...

May 08

Un GAM pasado por nubes

Así es como podríamos resumir las actividades realizadas en España. Gran parte del país estaba nublado y con lluvias, lo que impidió realizar muchas de las actividades programadas. Hubieron asociaciones que se esperaron hasta última hora para poder realizarlas, pero al final el GAM se disfrutó como se pudo. La actividad más activa fue el Star Party del 21 de Abril, en Elche acudieron alrededor de 150 personas, una cifra que se acerca a nuestra media habitual. Ahora toca recargar las pilas para celebrar el Día del Asteroide este próximo 30 de Junio. This is how we could... Read More...

May 07

GLOBAL ASTRONOMY MONTH 2018 - Pristina, Kosovo

My heart swells when you see the faces of the people after looking through a solar telescope for the 1st time. To mark the "Astronomy Week" and GAM - Global Astronomy Month from Astronomers Without Borders, American Corner Pristina kindly hosted Astronomy Club of Kosovo. Our representatives presented the activities, goals, ambitions, passion and opportunities, donations, and the latest about science and astronomy as well as its massive culture in the world. We celebrated GAM with many activities such as workshops, astrophotography exposition, free handouts - magazines, promoting and publicizing AWB programs etc. We also distributed free solar glasses to... Read More...

May 07

astrophotography exhibition

Exhibition of astrophotography From 01 to 05 May 2018 I exhibition of astrophotography where we opened space for people for knowing this kind of photography and appearing the beauty of the night sky the exhibition compose 27 photographs in different sides of sky and for example startrails . Milky way . crescent . planets . this exhibition started 01 and Continue to 5 May. this photos token from Algeria desert where the light pollution is so low. and the landscape so amazing the Visitors were impressed of this new photography and the beauty of the sky milky ... and we... Read More...