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Apr 05

Earth Science - Open Lecture (PAST EVENT)

Institute of Astronomy, Colombo, Sri Lanka organized an open lecture on “Earth Science”. Our objective of this is to raise awareness and knowledge on earth activities such as volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, earth's magnetic field, earth's gravitational field, tidal forces and etc. Our target audience is school students and school teachers. Lecture delivered by Miss. H. M. Ishani (Geologist, MSc in Environmental science (reading), University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka). Website:- https://www.ioas.edu.lk/ Date:- 03/03/2019 Location:- Koswatta, Battaramulla, Sri Lanka Read More...

Apr 05

Week of Practical Astronomy (PAST EVENT)

Institute of Astronomy, Colombo, Sri Lanka organized a series of workshops for school students regarding practical astronomy. During the workshop series, we taught about telescope usage, techniques of standard observation reports, theories of telescopes and observation astronomy (field of view, eyepieces, use of equatorial mounts, use of filters, use of star maps, astronomy cameras etc.). This workshop series is free of charge for students those who between 14 years to 19 years able to participate this event. In the matter of fact, we are able to obtain interest in observation field among the students. Duration:- 11/02/2019 - 15/02/2019 Read More...

Apr 05

Solar Activities- photography

Solar Activities Date: 21.02.2019 Time: 10.35 am Location: OKI International School, Wattala, Sri Lanka Equipments: coronado 60 mm double stack solarmax ii, Nikon D3300, Celestron SE mount Credit: Banuka Dimuthu, Randika Mendis Our Website All are reserved to IOAS Read More...

Apr 05

Solar Observation Program (28th Feburary 2019)

OKI International School is one of the major international schools in Sri Lanka. They organized a science exhibition for school students. Organizers' goal is to raise awareness of STEM education and encourage the students to engage themselves in STEM subject related activities. Organizers invited the Institute of Astronomy, Colombo, Sri Lanka to be a part of this event. Our institute works as the astronomy knowledge and resource sharing partner. We included telescopes in order to give a basic idea to the students regarding how a telescope works and how to use it and also to expose the students to use... Read More...

Apr 04

May Astronomy Night

The NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center and its partner the Delmarva Space Sciences Foundation will host an Astronomy Night event from 7:30 to 10 p.m. on Friday, May 10. This event begins with an astronomy presentation in the Visitor Center's auditorium at 7:30 p.m. followed by night sky observations through high-powered telescopes operated by the Delmarva Space Sciences Foundation on the grounds of the Visitor Center from 7:30 p.m. until 10 p.m. Drop-in, hands-on space science activities, videos, and astronomy resources will also be available from 8 – 9 p.m. The astronomy presentation and indoor activities will take place... Read More...

Apr 01

Building STEM spyglasses for AWB and Ciencia PR at the Gulf Coast Science Festival on March 30, 2019

Our optics workshop could not have been better! We built 30 spyglasses with Astronomers Without Borders to send to Ciencia Puerto Rico next week in only two hours 15 minutes, then used the rest of the time to let kids decorate them creatively. All who built or decorated filled in the donor form for the STEM teachers and students of Puerto Rico got a tektite specimen from our sponsor, Draco Productions. Many thanks to Sheryl Williams, Buddy Welker, Nicole and Chloe Gunter, Jacque Falzone, Marc Gordon, Ed Magowan, Lauren Rogers, and Chris Coats from the EAAA, and of course SaraBeth... Read More...

Apr 01

Building STEM spyglasses for AWB and Ciencia PR at the Gulf Coast Science Festival on March 30, 2019

Our optics workshop could not have been better! We built 30 spyglasses with Astronomers Without Borders to send to Ciencia Puerto Rico next week in only two hours 15 minutes, then used the rest of the time to let kids decorate them creatively. All who built or decorated filled in the donor form for the STEM teachers and students of Puerto Rico got a tektite specimen from our sponsor, Draco Productions. Many thanks to Sheryl Williams, Buddy Welker, Nicole and Chloe Gunter, Jacque Falzone, Marc Gordon, Ed Magowan, Lauren Rogers, and Chris Coats from the EAAA, and of course SaraBeth... Read More...

Mar 27

Fireball over Santa Catarina (Brazil)

On Sunday, March 24, 2019, at 21:40 UT (18:40 EBT), several people observed a fireball with magnitude roughly -12. Some observers sent their data to International Meteor Organization and they are available here: https://fireballs.imo.net/members/imo_view/event/2019/1245 At least one video was recorded by an observer in Imbituba, Santa Catarina, Brazil, and is at this link: https://fireballs.imo.net/members/imo_video/view_video?video_id=2011 Preliminary results was published in our Newsletter Observe! , April 2019 issue, pages 16-17, available at this link: http://www.geocities.ws/costeira1/neoa/observe.pdf Read More...

Mar 24

Adventures in the mystic city of old goias

Gunstar invites everyone to a super adventure of the global month of Astronomy 2019. With the largest project of dissemination of astronomy and practical observation in Goias the traveling telescope we will be observing the moon and with equipments for the great public to have their first with astronomy or with practical observation. The procession stages the prison of Jesus Christ and begins at 0:00 on Holy Thursday, with the public lighting turned off and the sound of drums, at the door of the Church of the Good Death, in the main square of the city. Traditionally, 40 Farricocos dressed... Read More...

Mar 24

About Astronomers Without Borders

This programme is very goog for astronomers from all around the world . thank you very much. Read More...

Mar 23

Galahitiyawa Central College Night Sky Observation Camp 2019

by NCAS

Nalanda College Astronomical Society (NCAS) and Nalanda College Alumni Astronomical Society (NCAAS) conducted its 349th night sky observation camp in Galahitiyawa Central College, Ganemulla, Srilanka. There were about 350 participants. Though the sky condition was no good at the start, it improved in the due course of the camp. Students were able to see moon and we guide them to map it. The students got the chance to observe Jupiter, Saturn and Venus. Furthermore, several deep sky objects including the butterfly cluster, lagoon nebula, M76, jewel box cluster, ptolomy cluster, alcor mizar star system were also observed. Apart from the... Read More...

Mar 23

Kottawa Dharmapala College Night Sky Observation Camp 2019

by NCAS

On 8th March 2019 Nalanda College Astronomical Society (NCAS) and Nalanda College Alumni Astronomical Society (NCAAS) conducted the 348th nigh sky observation camp at Dharmapala College Kottawa, Sri Lanka. Some lectures were given by members of our two societies (NCAS & NCAAS). The usual moon observations were not carried out since it was the new moon. However the lack of moonlight helped the participants to observe planets Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Venus and some Deep Sky objects including the Orion Nebula, butterfly cluster, lagoon nebula, jewel box cluster and the ptolomy cluster. Several group activities and lectures on "Introduction to Astronomy",... Read More...

Mar 19

Brazil and the United States together as the Gunstar Team and Astronomers without borders.

reports of the media: The Brazilian government signed on Tuesday (March 18/2020) the Technological Safeguards Agreement, which allows the commercial use of the Alcântara base in Maranhão, with projects involving technology from the United States. L The partnership between the two countries has been discussed since 2000 when then Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso signed an agreement with the American George W. Bush. At the time, the proposal was barred by the National Congress, which claimed that AST, as the agreement is known, hurt national sovereignty. Currently, 80% of space artifacts have some American technology component. Without the agreement, they... Read More...

Mar 17

AWB SERBIA - ASTRONOMY QUIZ ON MARCH 15th 2019

Every 15th of the month, except in April, AWB is organizing a small quiz featuring 10 questions on a selected astronomical subject. On March 15 th , 2019, the 31th quiz took place, the theme of the day was: "Southern skies". We had 93 participants, each of whom got a free e-book on astronomy. Those who had all 10 answers correct, received an e-book and a gold certiicate. Read More...

Mar 11

Night Camp and Workshop at Ambilipitiya President's College

ඇඹිලිපිටිය ජනාධිපති විද්‍යාලිය තාරකා විද්‍යා සංගමයේ ආරාධනය පරිදී Astronomical Research institute of Sri Lanka ආයතනය මූලිකත්වයෙන්, ආනන්ද විද්‍යාලිය තාරකා විද්‍යා සංගමයේ , ආදී ආනන්දීය තාරකා විද්‍යා සංගමයේ හා Star party Group හි දායකත්වයෙන් සංවිධානය කරනු ලැබූ රාත්‍රී අහස නිරීක්ෂණ කඳවුර හා නිරීක්ෂණ තාරකා විද්‍යා වැඩමුළුව 2019 මාර්තු 02 දින රැය පහන් වන තුරු, විශාල ශිෂ්‍ය පිරිසකගේ සහබාගිත්වයෙන් එම විද්‍යාලයේදී ඇති සාර්ථකව නිමාවට පත් විය. මෙහිදී සහාබාගී වූ පිරිසට නිරීක්ෂණ තාරකා විද්‍යාත්මක දේශණ, මෙන්ම දුරේක්ෂ ආධාරයෙන් සඳ නිරීක්ෂණය , බ්‍රහස්පති නිරික්ෂණය, සෙනසුරු නිරීක්ෂණය, ගැඹුරු අහස වස්තුන් නිරීක්ෂණය කරමින් විශ්වයේ අසිරිය අධ්‍යයනය කිරීමට මෙන්ම රොකට් තාක්ෂණයේ නව ප්‍රවණතා ආශ්‍රිතව ඔවුන්ගේ දැතින් නිමවුන... Read More...

Mar 04

Activities in Spain, March 2019

5 de marzo: curso de Física Básica en la Asociación Astronómica de Madrid. 5 de marzo: Conferencia 'Stephen Hawking, comentada por un adolescente' en la Asociación Astronómica de Madrid. 7 de marzo: Curso de Introducción a la Observación en la Asociación Astronómica de Madrid. 10 de marzo: Observación pública para observar la luna y constelaciones visibles desde la ciudad, por la Asociación Astronómica de la Región de Murcia. 11 de marzo: Conferencia 'Misiones espaciales de 2018', en la Asociación Navarra de Astronomía. 12 de marzo: Curso de Física Básica en la Asociación Astronómica de Madrid. 12 de marzo: Conferencia 'Stephen... Read More...

Mar 04

Activities in Spain, March 2019

March 5: Basic Physics course in the Astronomical Association of Madrid March 5: Conference 'Stephen Hawking, commented by a teenager' in the Astronomical Association of Madrid March 7: Course of Introduction to Observation in the Astronomical Association of Madrid March 10: Public observation to observe the Moon and constellations visible from the city, by the Astronomical Association of the Region of Murcia March 11: Conference 'Space Missions of 2018', in the Navarra Association of Astronomy March 12: Basic Physics Course in the Astronomical Association of Madrid March 12: Conference 'Stephen Hawking, his legacy as a person', in the Astronomical Association... Read More...

Feb 27

Gunstar team and CCBEU united by Astronomy

Gunstar Team together with CCBEU one of the most traditional teaching institutions of English language in Goias recognized by the American Embassy together for cultural astronomy. Our partnership began in 2018 with the promotion of Asteroid Day Goias a valuable action that was attended by the Planetarium of the Federal University of Goias Juan Bernandino. During the actions Gunstar and CCBEU promoted workshops, lectures, Telescope Observation with one of the largest Astronomy dissemination programs in Goias, the Gunstar Touring Telescope and Planetarium Sessions in full dome. By stretching and tightening the bonds of the partnership we are seeking within this... Read More...

Feb 27

Sirimavo Bandaranaike Vidyalaya Annual Night Sky Observation Camp 2019

by NCAS

Nalanda College Astronomical Society (NCAS) and Nalanda College Alumni Astronomical Society (NCAAS) conducted its 347th night sky observation camp at Sirimavo Bandaranaike Vidyalaya on 22nd of February 2019. More than 250 students, teachers and parents participated for this event. Nalanda College has partnered with Sirimavo Bandaranaike Vidyalaya in conducting events in the field of astronomy since 1999, and this year commorates its 20th anniversary. The night camp started in a celebratory manner by having a small ceramony to commorate the 20th anniversary with the participation of the principal, teachers, students and Alumni of both schools. Afterwards lectures on observation astronomy,... Read More...

Feb 27

"Quatre Illes, un mateix cel"

Next friday, mars the first, we are going to celebrate the Day of the Balearic with a sort of astronomical activities during the whole day. We will begin at 10:30 in the morning making a workshop of water rockets, in the football field in the port de Sóller (Mallorca) At 19:00h we will host a Space Talk about the Apollo program and Mallorca, in the Museu del Mar (Sea Museum, in Port de Sóller), And between 22h and midnight we will have an astronomical observation of the nightsky, with free entrance and for everyone. More information in this link Read More...

Feb 26

Preserving Our Night Skies

On February 24, the University of the Philippines Astronomical Society conducted their Astronomy Convention at the Palma Hall of the University of the Philippines. The convention was targeted for HS students and their teachers. Topics that were discussed included theoretical astronomy, observational astronomy, data science in astronomy, and space technology. For the observational astronomy side, AWB National Coordinator for the Philippines discussed about light pollution and the value of dark sites for astronomical observations. The different aspects of light pollution (glare, sky glow, light trespass, clutter) were elaborated, and effects on ecology, energy waste, and human health were also identified.... Read More...

Feb 22

ORIGIN OF MILKYWAY GALAXY

ORGIN OF MILKY WAY GALAXY In the universe light and darkness is present. Light is passed through a prism it splits into seven colors . In the midpoint of milky way a shell called hydrogen ion shell is present. Shell is like a ball. At present there is nothing inside the shell. Before the galaxy is beginning liquid hydrogen liquid is present inside the shell. Shell open at a point. Squeeze hydrogen liquid into red hydrogen ions gases. Like prism experiment several elements are formed by nuclear fusion of hydrogen ions. Several elements having the colors are formed.... Read More...

Feb 21

Lunar eclipse observation

NEOA-JBS observed, registered and published data for the total lunar eclipse in 21 January 2019. The minimum global magnitude of the eclipsed moon was estimated to -1.5. This is a little fainter than predictions made by Helio Vital, who pointed a minimum magnitude around -2.7. This suggests that eclipse was darker than predited. Observers did Danjon estimates and the mean value was between L=1.5 and L=2.5 during totality. Marcelo Zurita (BRAMON) shared its meteoroid flash registered at 04:41:38 UT. A total of 19 observers shared their data and results were published in NEOA's Newsteller called Observe! February 2019. This newsletter... Read More...

Feb 20

AWB SERBIA - ASTRONOMY QUIZ ON FEBRUARY 15th 2019

Every 15th of the month, except in April, AWB is organizing a small quiz featuring 10 questions on a selected astronomical subject. On February 15th, 2019, the 30th quiz took place, the theme of the day was: "Europe, Jupiters satellite". We had 42 participants, each of whom got a free e-book on astronomy. Those who had all 10 answers correct, received an e-book and a gold certificate. Read More...

Feb 20

Planetariums of Spain

In Spain we have 8 planetariums where various activities of astronomical dissemination are carried out. Perhaps the best known is that of Madrid or Pamplona, ​​but we have others with the same importance. Then we leave the links to our planetariums so that you know them and you can visit them when you come to Spain: Planetario de Santander c/ Gamazo, 1 39004 Santander (Cantabria) web…: no tiene Eureka - Zientzia Museoa c/ Mikeletegi Pasealekua, 43 20009 Donostia (Gipuzkoa) web…: https://www.eurekamuseoa.es/es/ Planetario de Pamplona / Iruñeko Planetarioa c/ Sancho Ramçirez, s/n 31008 Pamplona (Navarra) web…: www.pamplonetario.org Planetario Municipal de Barcelona... Read More...