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Feb 19

Activities in Spain, month of February 2019

20 feb.- Conferencia "Grandes estructuras del Universo" a cargo de Marta Uribe de la Asociación Astronómica de Madrid. 22 feb.- Taller "Asamblea de telescopios" en la Sociedad Astronómica de Álava. 21-22-23 feb.- Festival Umbra Light en Vitoria-Gasteiz organizado por la Sociedad Astronómica de Álava. 23 de febrero.- Curso de iniciación para jóvenes y curso de astrofotografía, en la Asociación Astronómica de la Región de Murcia. 23 feb.- Taller "Aprende a operar tu telescopio" en la Asociación Astronómica de Elche. 23.- Observación pública en el Observatorio de Puerto Lumbreras, organizada por la Asociación Astronómica de la Región de Murcia. M78 -... Read More...

Feb 19

Star Party 2019 | Kandy, Sri Lanka - Successfully Concluded

The largest Astronomical observation competition, workshop and Astrophotography Competition in Sri Lanka was successfully concluded for 15th consecutive year on 15th - 16th of February, 2019 at University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka with the participation of more than 600 participants around the country. 32 teams comprising 5 students for each team were participated for the Astronomical observation competition and Richmond College , Galle awarded as the champions and won the Star Party 2019 trophy which is awarded for the best Astronomical observation team in Sri Lanka for 2019. De Mazenod College, Kandana became as the Runners up and Nalanda College,... Read More...

Feb 14

1 Guest for deepsky & moon

The pastor came to watch with me ngc2903, Iwamoto & then the moon. Photo was Too Dark. Read More...

Feb 09

meeting the planet

On August 10st 2018, I was organized a “astronomical night” for hait harkan Festival Attendees in onaizah city With the sunset people began attending to the event place I've installed two telescopes and screen to display the information we waited until the planet Saturn began to rise later watched Jupiter the people amazed that they could actually see the saturn rings and Jupiter moons night was really enjoyable Read More...

Feb 07

Astronomy Night - March 15, 2019

The NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center and its partner the Delmarva Space Sciences Foundation will host an Astronomy night from 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday, March 15, featuring Earth's Moon and Apollo's 50 th Anniversary. The Apollo lunar flights may have ended in 1972, but the moon has remained of great interest to NASA, the public, and scientists around the world. Robotic missions, such as LADEE launched from Wallops Flight Facility, continue to add to our scientific knowledge of the moon. This lunar-themed event begins with an astronomy presentation in the Visitor Center's auditorium at 7 p.m. followed... Read More...

Feb 02

Free Astronomy Classes at International Maarif Schools!

As part of our endeavor to spreading around the knowledge of astronomy among the publics in this region; AOYA offered free astronomy classes to the kids of International Maarif Schools in Erbil; Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Today the first batch of kids was introduced to the basics astronomy; the kids have learned how to find their way in the night sky and they custom made their own star wheels! The initial class was very successful and informative; therefore AOYA will continue its relentless efforts with the other batches this program in the coming few weeks. AOYA will also call... Read More...

Jan 26

Super Eclipse da Lua no Perigeu

Gunstar team opens the door of its headquarters in Goiania for an evening of astronomy and friendship with more than 7 telescopes for the great public to observe the Eclipse of the Moon. Approximately 45 people passed through the headquarters from the beginning to the end of the event, because it is on an exotic schedule and close to a Monday the public was reduced by the obligations that most people have by Monday morning. Despite this we considered the event a success, fear of the weather closing, the schedule and the Monday could not undermine the event. the Record... Read More...

Jan 26

Expoastronómica 2019

The fifth edition of "Expoastronómica" will contain a novel activity scheme where various sectors will be found to show the public the informative, institutional and business offer related to astronomy and the aerospace career. You sign up? click on the link for more information ... Read More...

Jan 24

AWB Spain 2019

2019 is very strong, the Centennial of the International Astronomical Union and the 50th anniversary of the arrival of the human being on the Moon. But there's more, look what we have planned ... February 11th. International Day of women and the girl in science. March 24, Earth Hour Around April 21, International Dark Sky Week and the International Day of Astronomy April 12, Yuri's Night May 16, International Day of Light June 30, Asteroid Day August 11-13, Perseids September 28, Day of the researchers October 4-10, World Space Week October 5, InOMN November, Week of the astronomical disclosure of... Read More...

Jan 23

Astronomy Education with Puerto Rico

Hello. I'm a recently retired physics & astronomy teacher. In August, I contacted my colleague Armando Caussade, president-emeritus of the Puerto Rico Astronomy Society (PRAS). We've both been to the South Pole to work on the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, but I hadn't heard from him in some time. "How's things there after Hurricane María?" I asked. "Not so great, but better," was the reply. After a number of conversations, Armando & I decided that perhaps the time was right to start a nonprofit, Astronomy Education with Puerto Rico (AEwPR) that could work in the mainland United States to raise significant... Read More...

Jan 23

Astronomy Education with Puerto Rico

Hello. I'm a recently retired physics & astronomy teacher. In August, I contacted my colleague Armando Caussade, president-emeritus of the Puerto Rico Astronomy Society (PRAS). We've both been to the South Pole to work on the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, but I hadn't heard from him in some time. "How's things there after Hurricane María?" I asked. "Not so great, but better," was the reply. After a number of conversations, Armando & I decided that perhaps the time was right to start a nonprofit, Astronomy Education with Puerto Rico (AEwPR) that could work in the mainland United States to raise significant... Read More...

Jan 19

2 Astro Guests for moon

Pastor & Mrs Parker watching with me the moon 3 evenings before lunar eclipse Read More...

Jan 17


Every 15th of the month, except in April, AWB is organizing a small quiz featuring 10 questions on a selected astronomical subject. On January 15th, 2019, the 29th quiz took place, the theme of the day was: "Venus". We had 59 participants, each of whom got a free e-book on astronomy. Those who had all 10 answers correct, received an e-bookand a gold certificate. . Read More...

Jan 08

The Largest Astronomical Competition in Sri Lanka - Star party 2019, Organizes for 15th consecutive year.

Star Party 2019, kandy , Sri Lanka Largest all island astronomical observation competition and workshop for high school students in Sri Lanka. Annually organized since 2004 by Anandian Astronomical Association and Astronomy Society of Mahamaya Girls's college kandy under the supervision of star party academic committee. In this year It is organized for 15th consecutive year. Last year participation 83 teams comprising 5 members for competition and more than 300 participants for the workshop and about 75 participants for Astrophotography competition with total 1000 participants from all regions of Sri Lanka Official website About Star Party The year 2004... Read More...

Jan 05

Comet Not possible, But Great Orion neb. & Pleiades

Due to Power Failure of ngc max, Optical aiming of these 2 objects were possible at the church. After Longlasting clouds. Read More...

Jan 02

Jornadas de Astroturismo y Areas Naturales Protegidas

Días atrás, tuvimos el enorme privilegio de ser participes, y uno de los Coordinadores en las primeras jornadas de Astroturismo y Aéreas Naturales Protegidas, denominadas “Un Cielo Guaraní para contar” Pero, que implico en si las jornadas? Mas allá, del título en si, fue mas bien un desafío de situar a los involucrados del sector, que comprendía en toda su magnitud. No es solo mirar a través de un telescopio en una reserva, sino todo el proceso que conlleva y que resultados trae consigo. Claudio Bertonatti, dijo: “es un paso de hoja, un momento bisagra” dado que, desde el objetivo... Read More...

Jan 02

UAE Astronomy Group Astrophotography Contest

The UAE Astronomy Group is announcing its first ever astrophotgraphy contest for all facebook page members in line with the rules shown in the graphic. It is an open category contest, and winning photos will be selected by the group's executive committee to be displayed in a travelling exhibition at UAE Schools in the months of February & March 2019. All photos have to have been taken in the UAE, and each person can submit up to 5 photos for consideration. For questions on this program and its goals, please contact the UAE Astronomy Group at - [email protected] or contact... Read More...

Jan 01

407 Malaysian kids learn about Mars in Malaysia “Insight Mars landing” Junior Space Camp

(Photo : We learn about our home before we explore Mars) Kuala Lumpur 2018, Numbers of 407 Malaysia kids has been exposed with Nasa Insight Mars landing event end of November in 2018. The objective of the program is exposed our kids with planet Mars Planet and human exploration. The event has been organized into 2 phase, Pre and posts landing. The pre-landing event participated by 122 kids divided into 2 session day after another. During the pre-session, participant learns details and explore planet Mars. They also have been taught about insight mission and what they can expect during the... Read More...

Dec 30

Aprendiendo sobre el planeta Marte desde el Valle de Elqui en Chile

Durante 2018 aprendimos sobre el planeta Marte en diferentes eventos: - observación nocturna con los niños de la Academia de Astronomía del colegio Leonardo da Vinci de Vicuña, Valle de Elqui en Chile. - asistimos, con los niños de la Academia de Astronomía, a la conferencia "Marte, la próxima frontera", ofrecida por el astrónomo José Maza Sancho. - participamos en Feria de las ciencias y expusimos nuestro sistema solar a escala con los niños de la Academia de Astronomía. Read More...

Dec 30

Messier 13 and 2 Galaxies

Many times, we feel that what is on our planet Earth is all the absolute, until we discover the universe by our own effort, I present our capture of the Globular Cluster M13 in the Constellation of Hercules, which is approximately 25,100 light years away. You can identify the blue and yellow stars in the globular cluster It is wonderful to see them in a single photo It is curious to know that our favorite astronomer and communicator Carl Sagan sent a symbolic signal to this globular cluster from the Arecibo Radio Telescope In Puerto Rico for 1974 to commemorate... Read More...

Dec 23

“400 Year Anniversary of 3rd Kepler LAW“ - this year's last presentation

The Austrian Academy of Sciences invited to honour Johannes Kepler on 18 th Dezember 2018 during a symposium titled “Johannes Kepler and the Red Planet“. Left the programm-cover and right the wonderful old building, the home of The Austrian Academy of Sciences. So this was an officially good opportunity to close the “400 Year Anniversary of 3 rd Kepler LAW“ – from my point of view: the most overslept anniversary ever. More about this later *) Erich Meyer presented again, as so often during this year, the work and life of Johannes Kepler and the date of Kepler's great dedection... Read More...

Dec 22

Whatsapp astronomy group in french

Our association of amateur astronomers (Societe Haitienne d'Astronomie) has opened a Whatsapp forum to discuss and share astronomy data and news. We would like to invite french speaking astronomers to interact with us and help us learning more and even help up having better strategies for a better astronomy develipmen in our country. Interested person could reach our Whatsapp group here . This link is fonctionning now....but sometimes for security reason, we could be forced to revoque it and change it. If it happens that you could not reach the group and still want to communicate with us about... Read More...

Dec 19

Pacman Nebula by Prof. Daniel Bertesteanu, Bucharest Astroclub, Romania

At 9,200 light years from us, in the Perseus arm of our Galaxy, there is NGC 281, an emission nebulae that can be seen in the direction of the constellation Cassiopeia. Due to the likeness of a character in some video games, it is also known as the Pacman Nebula. Inside, a group of young blue and super hot stars clusters are forming the open-swarm named IC 1590. The intense pressure and radiation ionizing the entire nebula, "sculpting" and spreading the gas and dust near it, to the periphery until to 40 light-years away, is forming radial columns and compact... Read More...

Dec 07

Discovery Report from International Astronomical Search Collaboration

I'm so proud to announce that our team in Afaghrahbar Azarbayjan institute, from the October 2018 campaign of IASC, has discovered 2 asteroids attained provisional status. In the first step, we found 35 asteroids as preliminary discovery and finally 2 asteroids attained provisional status. Our team members: Miss. Sara Seyed hatami (team leader) Mr. Morteza Naderifard Miss. Sareh Vahedi A preliminary discovery is the first, original observation of new asteroid. The asteroid must be observed a second time within the next 7-10 days. If it is, then the discovery is changed to provisional status by the Minor Planet Center (MPC).... Read More...

Dec 04

School Outreach in Dubai

On November 20 th 2018, The UAE Astronomy Group & Astronomers Without Borders organized an outreach program at a local elementary school in Dubai's Motor City. 4 presentations lasting 1 hour each were given throughout the day, reaching a total of 240 children. The specific goals were as follows: Complement the ongoing study of astronomy in the school's science department. Build the awareness and belief that amateur astronomy is for everyone. Introduce students to astronomical equipment and show them the basics of using it. Advise students on how to get started, and what objects for beginners are the most satisfying... Read More...