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Apr 20
2020

La Palma Astrophotography 2018/2019

My Cosmic Photo Adventures La Palma During the last two years I have worked on an astro-landscape-photo documentary about La Palma with it's natural dark sky and impressive volcanic landscapes. It started with a naive »once in a lifetime« story that leaded up to my first Milky Way photography. However my story didn't end there but started to become a formative odyssey for me and my camera. In August 2018 I returned to the Canary Islands. Besides visits to Fuerteventura and Lanzarote I went to La Palma for many weeks - lived and worked near the capital Santa Cruz and... Read More...

Apr 18
2020

Transmissão ao vivo no Instagram sobre astronomia e tecnologia.

O clube de astronomia e ciência M45 participou de um bate-papo na quinta-feria dia 16 de abril de 2020 mediado por nossos dois membros e professores da rede estadual de ensino, Naldo Moreira e Nasciso Guedes sobre astronomia e tecnologia com alunos e professores através da página Instagram da 14° coordenadoria regional de desenvolvimento educacional (cred) do estado do Ceará, foi um evento incrível, onde conseguimos atingir um público maior de entusiastas e iniciantes em astronomia, além de discutir como a tecnologia é incorporada no campo da astronomia. Read More...

Apr 18
2020

Roadside Astronomy-Super Moon

Xuanyuan astronomical society held a roadside astronomy event in yinchuan, ningxia hui autonomous region, China on April 7, 2020. For this event, we prepared two 80/900 refracting telescopes for the public to see the supermoon. About 20 people attended the event and were well received. Through this activity not only the public, we also have a lot to gain. We will make persistent efforts to contribute to the popularization of astronomy. Read More...

Apr 18
2020

Sidewalk Astronomy observes Venus

In China, the Corona Virus Disease 2019 has been effectively controlled (as of 24:00 on April 14th, in the mainland of China, a total of 77816 cases were discharged from the hospital, a total of 3342 deaths were reported, and a total of 82295 cases were reported. ). In the city where I live, 14 patients with Corona Virus Disease 2019 have been cured and discharged, and no new confirmed cases have been found after March 5. On the evening of April 15, clear weather appeared and roadside astronomical activities were carried out in the residential area. Use a small... Read More...

Apr 17
2020

Imagining Black Holes Through Art

Hello! Myself Heena Bhatia, Senior Educator at SPACE India. SPACE India is celebrating Global Astronomy Month with full enthusiasm. As part of the celebrations, I conducted Imagining Black Holes Through Art activity for the students of Sri Venkateshwar International School, Dwarka which is associated with Universe In The School Program of SPACE India. Students showed their creativity and presented black hole through art based on their imagination. It was indeed a fun activity and students enjoyed a lot! Read More...

Apr 16
2020

Virtual meeting in Brazil during "Corona-GAM2020"

I was invited, to participate in a virtual meeting in Brazil, by Marcelo Souza (AWB-NC of Brazil and founder of Louis Cruls Astronomy Club). Surprisingly I hat todo the "main programm" ;-) I thought we have just a little discussion meeting but, my friend Marcelo decided,shortly before running this event, it would be great if I will give nearly a one hour presentation .... so I had to improvise .... actually I had nothing prepared for this ;-) so I talked about our local activities in Corona-times and therefore I presented our astronomy associations website "Kepler Sternwarte Linz" (Johannes Kepler... Read More...

Apr 16
2020

Sharing observations during the COVID19 period

Because of the lack of careful physical contacts for this strange period, some of my friends ask me to share information about astronomy via the web. So I set up a special page in my web site for this very purpose. Here's the special link : Astronomy in Coronavirus time presentations If the presentations is set-up in the french language, YouTube allows you to request subtitles in your language. To ask that you just have to activate the "parameter" option. Sorry for the sometime "so-so" translation but hopefully you can follows my ideas. Clear and virus free sky Take care... Read More...

Apr 14
2020

Global Astronomy Month 2020 Celebrations

As part of Global Astronomy Month celebrations, I in association with SPACE India organised and conducted various events and activities in which the students of different age groups participated with zeal and full enthusiasm. These inclue Astro Art Contest, Astro Poetry Contest, Selfie with Shukra Grah, Capture the Supermoon, Rendezvous with the sky, Astro model making and many more fun filled astronomy activities and observations. Not only students but their parents also contributed in GAM celebrations! Read More...

Apr 13
2020

Starlink Reports em Goyaz

With the end of the rainy and cloud season in Goias, people had the opportunity to watch the constellation of artificial satellites from Star Link last Saturday, and of course due to the large number of objects and their brightness, many people have never before had visual contact with nothing like that which raised many questions and fear, and of course our role as scientific disseminators to help the media to calm people with information and the truth. The Gunstar Team provided explanations about the Star Links its objectives. Many were afraid of the starlinks colliding with aircraft with buildings... Read More...

Apr 13
2020

Astronomy Day at Schools Live Reunion

Astronomy Day at Schools Live Reunion Presenting in a Super Live one of the projects for 10 years of the Gunstar Team Institute for Cultural Astronomy, the Day of Astronomy in Schools, a project idealized by the 100 Years of the International Astronomical Union that we embraced and we will perpetuate it as a definitive IGTAC project. The design and format for the main programs of the Gunstar Team * Planetarium Hamadryas Arete. * Itinerant Telescope with Star Shine for Everyone One Telescope * Meteoritic with diverse and real meteorite samples * MMS Meteor magnetic sticks in partnership with Bramon... Read More...

Apr 10
2020

Supreme Adventures in the Hill of Beyond OnLine Reunião

During the quarantine in Goias, we from the IGTAC Gunstar team took our equipment to the most charming and traditional point of observation of the capital's moon, the Morro do Alem. Observation and live broadcast were made to the Gunstar media, a super event of the Global Astronomy 2020 month in Goias. Respecting the guidance of the representatives of Brazilian Astronomy, we avoid using pseudo-scientific terms such as pink moon, Super Moon as informed on Live if it is a full moon in Perigeu. Sources: On line shots: https://www.facebook.com/GunstarTeam/videos/539592786935824/ https://www.facebook.com/GunstarTeam/videos/880468589041490/ Vídeo shots: https://www.facebook.com/GunstarTeam/videos/503349433666745/ GAM2020 foto oficial: https://www.facebook.com/pg/GunstarTeam/photos/?tab=album&album_id=3097237427064370& xts %5B0%5D=68.ARCt8SfeL8lDLFteDMNXGFooAL0Ua7BE6 PlG4SkwpUxLb1iCN-hb5JR8WHCrSOsZq51w4zRWqWnWMyijSe0ZRb-pnWOmGlXlfQLs6ui_uvbUWvgXQUMZJPwTPASo5W6Ij6XuQfnpxPwVcDCdxLhI7unqiptL_5nda3sH1WG7WI8Lcz5QTUHul3PhweHHFd2E2ACNPKHlS73laY_edMTGIQlhWF_8kA35MwTx3mWBvS1GHLBBZ-oLhE5w5GHlmDCGq... Read More...

Apr 10
2020

SPACE INDIA - Now and more than ever: One People, One Sky

This April the activities of the GAM were online because of the COVID-19 pandemic in INDIA and across the world. SPACE INDIA conducted online events with the amateur astronomer where activities like ASTRO ART, ASTRO POETRY, and CAPTURING THE SUPER MOON were some to name. Students were very enthusiastic to draw wright and click the pictures of the moon and see the sky in the dark and belief in One People One Sky. Read More...

Apr 07
2020

Are Satellites Threatening Our Night Skies?

John Green once said “the darkest nights produce the brightest stars.” This is something that the astronomical community understand all too well as observations require clear dark skies to be able to make out the faintest details. For years the community has dealt with the problem of light pollution resulting from excessive lighting and improperly directed light fixtures. This is a problem that affects not only the astronomy community but multiple other aspects such as the environment and human health. Aside from light pollution our dark skies maybe threatened by an additional problem. Recently there has been concern over the... Read More...

Apr 05
2020

April 2020 in Spain

Hello every body !! This April the activities of the GAM are being diminished by the Covid-19 pandemic and in Spain the astronomical associations are also diminished in activities. Here we have a saying: "There is no harm that does not come for good" and that is why we resort to online methods to organize activities that arise as the days go by. For this reason, associations do not have a fixed schedule and we are doing as ideas arise. On the Twitter of AWB of Spain I am putting the activities of the associations that promote their activities online,... Read More...

Apr 05
2020

Venus e Pleiades Astro Adventures On Line.

Nos dias 3 e 4 de abril, uma bela conjunção nos céus do Brasil. Um super show entre o planeta Vênus e as Plêiades. Nossa equipe de atiradores da IGTAC foi a uma estrela remota para gravar a conjunção e praticar astrofotografia, sem aglomerar pessoas, mas transmitir ao grande público Gunstar. GAM2020 Oficial All Photos : https://www.facebook.com/pg/GunstarTeam/photos/?tab=album&album_id=3097237427064370 On Line Video Shot : https://www.facebook.com/pg/GunstarTeam/photos/?tab=album&album_id=3097237427064370 On Line Video Shot : https://www.facebook.com/GunstarTeam/videos/273377467020475/ On Line Video Shot : https://www.facebook.com/GunstarTeam/videos/509724606597806/ During the 3rd and 4th of April a beautiful conjunction in the skies of Brazil. A super show between the planet venus and pleiades. Our... Read More...

Apr 04
2020

"Virtual cellphone star party"

Let's hear what my friend and astronomy club member, Erich Meyer, tells about his first experience running his first "virtual" star observing session using cellphones. Our local observatory ( Kepler Sternwarte ) is closed due to Covid19-pandemia, so there are no public viewing events using our big telescopes. Nevertheless, using modern technology, there is an opportunity to run simple guided public sky viewing events under the starry sky - even without telescope. Of cours, everything done without gathering people and in strict accordance with Covid19 restrictions. How can this work? I will explain it with following example: On the initiative... Read More...

Apr 02
2020

GAM2020 opening with Balcony-City-Astronomy

Unfortunately I failed this wonderful GAM2020 AWBmeeting on Facebook LIVE :-( ..... Here is the link to the videorecord: https://bit.ly/3dNdM4c ..... but in the meantime I took the opportunity to observe our starry city-sky. Due to the environmental effects of Covid-19 we have now much better seeing conditions in our town. I started some CCD-observations from my balcony and shared some quick images with my friends. So you can see you don't necessarily have to gather to love the stars or be out of the city! I highly recommend to do this if you have a balcony. Show to the... Read More...

Mar 19
2020

All Public Events of Aryabhatta Astronomy Club postponed till April 15 , 2020 due to COVID-19

All public gathering and social events of Aryabhatta Astronomy Club has been postponed till 15th April 2020. The Director of the club Dr.S.N.Bandyopahdyay stated " All our events are being converted to E-events as of now to prevent the spread of COVID-19 virus. We are in constant contact with our Club Members and encouraging them to participate in our E-events like webinars, etc. We are using different apps like Zoom, Google Classroom, etc. Our main aim is to contain the spread of this virus and want to help in our small ways. We are also doing awareness programs electronically so... Read More...

Mar 16
2020

AWB SERBIA - ASTRONOMY QUIZ ON MARCH 15th 2020

Every 15th of the month, except in April, AWB is organizing a small internet quiz featuring 10 questions on a selected astronomical subject. On March 15th, 2020, the 39th quiz took place, the theme of the day was: "Constellation Centaurus". We had 92 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...

Mar 14
2020

Covid-19 will affect GAM2020

Unfortunately the increasing Corona-pandemia will affect GAM2020 events. Here in Austria we have already canceled public GAM- events until April 12th 2020. Our schools are closed at time minimum until 12th April ... and all restrictions concerning puplic gatherings are lasting very likely weeks later. So no global Starparty on the road ... propably no Sunday .... :-( So however, make party friends, where it's possible and spread the word "One People, One Sky" I am happy to see reports from successful events :-) Best wishes Joe Read More...

Mar 09
2020

March 2020 in Spain

Hello friends, The month of March is presented loaded with activities in Spain: In the province of Vigo we will have a conference. In the province of Pamplona we will have a couple of observations, a round table, a concert, an astronomical outing and the screening of a documentary about Apollo 11. In the province of Burgos we will have 2 astronomical outings. In the province of Zaragoza 4 conferences, in Sabadell we will have 3 and 2 more in Alicante. In the province of Malaga there will be a workshop, 2 conferences and two astronomical outings. In the province... Read More...

Mar 01
2020

Skywatching on Leap Year Day

by William Afonso

Feb 29 2020 was of course a celebration of a Day which Come once in 4 Years. And considering that there is an astronomic reason for this , the best way to celebrate this was By Celebrating astronomy Itself. A Group of astronomy enthusiasts gathered t the City of VASCO DA GAMA , Goa , India to watch the Skies. There were three telescopes setup for the event one being a 10 inch Orion Company made Reflector telescope, another was a 2.7 Inch celestron telescope while the Last was a Legacy 2 Inch Unitron telescope. Surpising to say the Unitron... Read More...

Feb 28
2020

Pale Blue Dot Goias 30th

Celebrating the 30 years of the pale blue dot in the Gunstar team of Astronomy institute led by the international astronomical union, we bring schools the message of empathy, ecological preservation and of course Astronomy. Our organization takes the AWB Flag in all its activities and with this it would be no different a glorious week in which we can talk about Carl Sagan, about Voyagers and cherish and embrace our pale blue dot in didactic and playful ways with what the Gunstar team has cultural Astronomy and Astro Aventura Ecologica. Thanks to Primavera Session and Banda Boogie Night Held... Read More...

Feb 25
2020

Bangladesh Astronomy Research Center (BARC) has started a new journey

Bangladesh Astronomy Research Center (BARC) is an astronomy, astronomical outreach, and research-based organization in Bangladesh. This is the very first research-based organization in Bangladesh ever. It's situated in Dhaka, Bangladesh. This organization has built on 14th January 2020. The main motto of this organization is to spread astronomy all over Bangladesh. We are trying to make people enthusiastic about astronomy and related to this field. At first, we are working on school kids and trying to make them enthusiast to gain knowledge on Astronomy, Astrophysics, and Cosmology. We are planning to cover up the whole Dhaka and then we will... Read More...

Feb 19
2020

Star Party 2020, Sri Lanka - The First Ever Astronomical Observation Competition & Workshop for High-School Students in South Asia

Introduction Star Party, Sri Lanka is the Largest High-School level Astronomical event in Sri Lanka and it is organized annually by Anandian Astronomical Association and Astronomical Society of Mahamaya Girls' College, Kandy which are the pioneering schools of Sri Lankan high-school based Astronomy. In every year, the event held in a specific day at Peradeniya University premises for 15 hours overnight. Star party, Sri Lanka the event has a legendary history of 16 years which has been associated with its quality and the scope. The event consists of the first-ever Astronomical Observation Competition in South Asian region, A workshop and... Read More...