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May 02

Global Astronomy Month 2018 – Philippines

Global Astronomy Month 2018 – Philippines Report from the AWB National Coordinator for the Philippines The Global Astronomy Month celebrations in the Philippines was participated by various astronomy organizations with the shared passion to bring astronomy closer to all without borders. Although only 3 events were registered by AWB members Sobina and Norman, various outreach astronomy events and online campaigns took place throughout the month. On the 1 st day several Free Telescope Viewing (FTV) events were setup at various locations. The Bedan Society of Young Astronomers (BSYA) conducted an FTV event at Robinsons Place Las Piñas on March 31... Read More...

May 01

Global Star Party: Evening under the stars

On Friday, April 20 th , 2018, pupils of the 9 th grade under the Global Star Party project organized an observation of the evening sky titled Evening under the stars. Pupils worked in 7 different groups. The observation started at 8 pm with a short introduction (star poetry) and instructions on safe observation. Then the visitors were divided into groups and the leaders took them along the stations. At the first station, they presented the Moon and it's phases .The Moon phase on Friday was the first phase (the right half of the Moon was illuminated). They also observed... Read More...

May 01

Global Star Party: Evening under the stars

On Friday, April 20 th , 2018, pupils of the 9 th grade under the Global Star Party project organized an observation of the evening sky titled Evening under the stars. Pupils worked in 7 different groups. The observation started at 8 pm with a short introduction (star poetry) and instructions on safe observation. Then the visitors were divided into groups and the leaders took them along the stations. At the first station, they presented the Moon and it's phases .The Moon phase on Friday was the first phase (the right half of the Moon was illuminated). They also observed... Read More...

May 01

Fly me to the moon Farewell and All Gam is Done Again

Sunday night even with extended holidays a lot of enthusiasts and Gunstars attended our beloved hill of the German where the traditional meetings of the full moon are held, ending the global month of Astronomy in Great Style perfect climate without clouds really was closing these wonderful Edition of the GAM2018 with a golden key or with that Fly me to the moon. noite de domingo mesmo com feriados prolongados uma grande quantidade de entusiatas e Gunstars compareceram a nosso querido morro do alem onde é realizado as tradicionais reuniões de lua cheia , encerrando o mes global da Astronomia... Read More...

Apr 30

Fly Me to the Moon - GAM2018 Moon-Watch

by Sonal Thorve

On April 28, 2018, we celebrated GAM2018 at Inter-University Centre of Astronomy & Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune, India. 270 people participated in the programme with great enthusiasm. At the beginning, there was an interactive session conducted by the Public Outreach team. In this session, the importance of the moon around the earth was emphasised. Following this, the participants were given a challenge to observe the moon through telescopes arranged at backyard, and mark the maria on the visible surface (labeled maps were provided). They were surpised and delighted to learn that the mare - Mare Tranquillitatis or Sea of Tranquility where... Read More...

Apr 28

Solar observation of Club de Ciencia Boadilla on April 28th 2018

Club de Ciencia Boadilla has organized a solar observation with h-alfa telescope, on April 28th 2018 according to its program of activities for this month. The sky was very cloudy which caused that only 8 optimistic astronomy amateurs have attended the activity. It was only possible to observe well the Sun just brief periods of time, during which we were able to see a plain Sun without solar protuberances, or other interesting solar phenomena on its surface. During the cloudy periods the group had the opportunity to review basic Solar physics and to discuss about different solar surface phenomena. We... Read More...

Apr 27

Annual Primary School Astronomy Competition in Beijing, China

Mid April ~ May, 2018/Beijing, China HaoMiao Astronomy Club holds an Astronomy Competition for their school students each year. It can help management to know how was their astronomy education development in this school year. While it also is the way for picking up all capable real astronomy lovers among overall school student. The one who passed 3-rounds contest can be the new member of HaoMiao Astronomy club. The Astronomy Competition of 2018 named Scorpio Cup. Comparing with 2017, the preliminary contest this time was opened to all astrophile from 20:00 to 22:00 on 13 April 2018 by scanning QR... Read More...

Apr 27

Messier Marathon Astronomy Activity

April 14, 2018/Beijing, China/ Reported by Sharon XIAO Haiying HaoMiao Astronomy Club hosted a Messier Marathon Astronomy Activity during the 3rd weekend of April for their members. Total 35 participants have been involved in this function from the beginning to the end, they were club members (primary school students), their families & their leading teachers. Before the function commence, all members were trained by both of DC shooting skill and astronomy basic theories like what was the nebula, galaxy, and Messier Objects (MO) etc. as part of preparation. The observation place was located 80km away from the CBD of Beijing... Read More...

Apr 25

Astronomical activity for young kids with disabilities.

On Tuesday 24 April 2018 at 10:00 pm Under the initiative of the Association EL-BASMA from Guerrara, I have animated an astronomy program for her members. - Observation of: Moon, Jupiter and its four moons.. - Explanation of the features and motion of the planets of our solar system. This highly succesfull event brought smiles and new expertise to young kids with disabilities. I am proud to have worked hand in hand with the EL-Basma Association to bring some unforgettable moments to young students. Read More...

Apr 24

Fly me to the moon 02 Praça universitaria

Hundreds of enthusiasts passed Gunstar's telescopes to observe the Moon in this free Super Event celebrating the global month of Astronomy. The University Square has extension of several fields of different University and its traditional fair of Sunday attracts many by its fair full of goluseimas and crafts. Cententa de entusiastas passaram pelos telescopios da Gunstar para observar a Lua nesse Super Evento gratuito celebrando o mes global da Astronomia. A Praça Universitaria tem extensão de diversos campos de diferente Universidade e sua tradicional feira de Domingo atrai a muitos por sua feira cheia de goluseimas e artesanato. Read More...

Apr 24

Sunday Clube 2018

One day sun pool observation Astronomy and lots of friendship in another Sunday Epic. Um dia sol piscina observação Astronomia e muita amizade em mais um Sunday Epico. Read More...

Apr 24

Global Star Party - Keep Following the Brightness of Star Part 1.

Friends and compatriots of space in all nations of the earth, remain confident in the power of knowledge and astronomy to change the world, and true that much more has been done yet another thousand things are yet to be done, innovated or re-invented. Let us together together tightening the bonds of friendship among those who are in love with the stars continue to follow their brilliance. The brightness of the stars and a passionate feeling that makes us want to see beyond, and humanity with its intellect has shaped its creative and speculative soul in the form of a... Read More...

Apr 24

Indigenous Awareness Day Live Meeting was a Success

Ary Martins (director of the Gunstar Academy of Explorers) Lamartine Brazil history teacher and minister of History of Astronomy in a super Live with President of Gunstar Team Clayton Gubio talking about the diversity of Indian astronomy within a Cultural Contest, its constellations myths and how they used the Stars for Guidance of their time and Space. Ary martins (diretor da Academia Gunstar de Exploradores) Lamartine Brasil professor de Historia e ministrante de Historia da Astronomia em uma super Live com Presidente da Gunstar Team Clayton Gubio falando sobre a diversidade da Astronomia indigina dentro de um contesto Cultural ,... Read More...

Apr 23

JDA and Stargazing Night 2018 april 21

Astrovega and Astronamur had their Stargazing Night (and day) at Ramillies Belgium on saturday 21. It was about observing the Sun, the Moon, Venus and Jupiter....It was happening the same day as our Journée découverte de l'astronomie (JDA) or astronomy discovery day... Plenty of telescopes, plenty of bikers being curious, plenty of members... I spent more than ten hours at the site, with my Nexstar Evolution 6.. It was great, even though the sky was kind of misty and we never could see many stars... We had new members with their scopes asking how they work. And we had a... Read More...

Apr 22

Astronomy Day in Romania by Astroclubul Bucuresti

Last night a group of 15 members of Astroclubul Bucuresti (Romania) made observations out of the town using 11-12 astronomical instruments. In attachment you can see a part of this group. Read More...

Apr 21

Astronomical Observation of Club de Ciencia Boadilla on April 20th 2018

Club de Ciencia Boadilla has organized a public astronomical observation on the night of Friday April 20th, in a public area close to Aula Medioambiental of Boadilla del Monte (Madrid / Spain). Although the nigh was cold a total of 22 adults plus several children attended the event. The Sky conditions were good, without clouds or wind and there were five telescopes installed from several partners of Club de Ciencia: one Smith-Cassegrain of 20cm, two newtonians of 13cm and two refractors of 8 cm. We started with the visual identification of several stars and asterims, and although we were in... Read More...

Apr 21

Astronomical Camp for People with Hearing Disabilities in Oman

On Thursday 19th of April, as part of the Second Student Astronomy Festival, Oman Astronomical Society organized for the first time an astronomical camp for people with hearing disabilities in cooperation with Oman Society for Hearing Impaired and Al-Amal School for the Deaf. Participants with hearing disabilities enjoyed observing Moon, Venus and Jupiter, and then listened to explanation of constellations, determined the north by the stars by sign language, and learned some astronomical software that enabled the astronomer to know the celestial objects. They also learned about telescopes and how to use them. The next morning, the participants observed the... Read More...

Apr 21

Bramon Gunstar DSO 01 Inauguration was a Success

ith this station Goias enters the scenario of the monitoring with the Brazilian meteorological monitoring network Bramon, this network is 24h with an eye in the sky in search of meteors, and in Gunstar we are watching the sky more in search of Adventures, like the one of the meteorite of porangaba. Let's go together with AWB Fly me to the moon 2018 Com essa estação Goias entra no cenario do monitoramento junto da Bramon rede brasileira de monitoramento de meteoros , essa rede esta 24h de olho no céu em busca de meteoros , e nos da Gunstar estamos... Read More...

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...