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Apr 07
2017

April 1, 2017 ALP GAM Global Star Party Report

by James Kevin Ty

Last April 1, Astronomical League of the Philippines held its first of the 4 events planned for Global Astronomy Month this April. The April 1 event is Global Star Party and this is staged simultaneously with other astro organizations around the world to promote astronomy awareness. Members who were present were ALP President James Kevin Ty and son Kendrick Cole KC Ty ; Secretary Christopher Louie Lu, wife Karren and daughter Frances Lu; ALP directors Peter Benedict Tubalinal, Justine Garcia and Iah Serna ; Chris Benedict Solis, Robert Gascon and Marlon Cartel. James brought along his Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 IS... Read More...

Apr 05
2017

GAM 2017 - Astronomical Educational Talk "Astronomia y Astrofotografia para Aficionados" at Universidad del Turabo - Gurabo, Puerto Rico

I share photos of the astronomical educational talk "Astronomia y Astrofotografia para Aficionados" at Universidad del Turabo in Gurabo, Puerto Rico on Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm. From the beginning of the talk, our Solar System Ambassador - NASA / JPL Fernando Roquel Torres was able to capture the attention of those present explaining what is astronomy and astrophotography in an easy, fun and interesting language for the general public using technology as Our best ally in the search for knowledge of the cosmos. Professor Erica Correa Felix was doing the photographs of the event... Read More...

Apr 04
2017

Global Star Party Infinitys Goias by Gunstar team.

Abertura do Mes Global da Astronomia em Goias, Noite de Observação e Sessão especial de Planetario com som ao vivo com projeto musical Intergalatic Anthem de Guilherme tai e Lucão. Oficial Video Clipe With Eua Legends : hts://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7VkrqBFeX4 Read More...

Apr 04
2017

Know your Moon @GSP-2017 India

We have started with spreading the awareness of Astronomy as a science and spoke about the Light pollution and importance of Dark sky conservation. Then educated about the Moon formation and evolution and the science behind the phases of the moon. Followed by Moon observation through Binoculars to show the craters, Maria and High lands. Later explained what actually shooting stars or meteors are! Finally ended with the basic understanding of the night sky and the use of stars for navigation and time tracking. Wrapped up with the exciting Q&A session. It was wonderful experience I should say. Its always... Read More...

Apr 03
2017

GAM2017-Opening Event - Global Starparty

Again this year members of our local astronomical society (LAG - Linzer Astronomische Gemeinschaft) startet the Global Astronomy Month joining to the Global Starparty on Saturday evening 1. April 2017. Many walkers crossing the main square of Linz stopped at our little GAM-Astronomy-exhibition. We offered to these interested people a look through our telescopes (mainly focused on the moon - we had several clouds ) and told them a lot about stargazing and all activities around the globe and about activities at our local observatory. Of course, "One People, One Sky" was the main message of our evening. All people... Read More...

Apr 02
2017

GAM2017

by Muthanna Al-Sarray

In Northwest Arkansas, Suger Creek Astronomical Society gathered at Hobbs State Park to teach people observing Mercury and different celestial objects in the first night of April. The weather was cloudy and pervented people from observing the sky. I got an image for Moon. Muthanna Al-Sarray Fayetteville, AR, USA Read More...

Apr 02
2017

Global Stargazing Night 2017 Brussels

On april 1st, I left for Brussels (instead of Ramillies where the Day of astronomy was cancelled due to bad weather and no plan B possibilities). In Brussels, in a school with the club Latitude 5050. We were inside a classroom. Two members made conferences (Jean about what's in the solar system, the other (Thierry) about incredible or less incredible (true or fake) things about the Universe. Then, Jacques came to tell us that it was clear outside, the Moon was visible....I got binoculars (stabilizing) out of the car trunk and shared the western view (the Moon, the Pleiades, Orion)... Read More...

Apr 01
2017

Celebrating Global Star Party(GSP) - 2017 @Gov't High School, India

I have started with spreading the awareness of Astronomy as a science and spoke about the Light pollution and importance of Dark sky conservation. Then educated about the Moon formation and evolution and the science behind the phases of the moon. Followed by Moon observation through Binoculars to show the craters, Maria and High lands. Later explained what actually shooting stars or meteors are! Finally ended with the basic understanding of the night sky and the use of stars for navigation and time tracking. Wrapped up with the exciting Q&A session. It was wonderful experience I should say. Its always... Read More...

Mar 24
2017

UN EXTRATERRESTRE EN MARACAIBO,VENEZUELA

febrero 26, 2016 - 10:37 am Al Dia | Especiales | Zulia Patrick Morton, un extraterrestre en Maracaibo (Fotos+Video) Patrick Morton entrena a sus alumnos para participar en el concurso internacional “Científico por un día”, que organiza la NASA una vez al año De músico, poeta y loco, todos tenemos un poco… —¿El profesor Patrick Morton está aquí? —¿Umm, Morton? ¿Quién es ese? —responde dubitativo un vigilante del liceo Los Robles, donde se encuentra el Club de Astronomía. —Es el profesor de astronomía, el científico. —¡Ah, el loco! Sí, ya debe estar por llegar. Y aparece con su natural caminar... Read More...

Mar 24
2017

UN EXTRATERRESTRE EN MARACAIBO,VENEZUELA

febrero 26, 2016 - 10:37 am Al Dia | Especiales | Zulia Patrick Morton, un extraterrestre en Maracaibo (Fotos+Video) Patrick Morton entrena a sus alumnos para participar en el concurso internacional “Científico por un día”, que organiza la NASA una vez al año De músico, poeta y loco, todos tenemos un poco… —¿El profesor Patrick Morton está aquí? —¿Umm, Morton? ¿Quién es ese? —responde dubitativo un vigilante del liceo Los Robles, donde se encuentra el Club de Astronomía. —Es el profesor de astronomía, el científico. —¡Ah, el loco! Sí, ya debe estar por llegar. Y aparece con su natural caminar... Read More...

Mar 24
2017

SCIENTIST FOR A DAY AND THE CASSINI HUYGENS MISSION

MARACAIBO,VENEZUELA DECEMBER 12 ,2013 SCIENTIST FOR A DAY 2013 CONTEST ESSAY TEAM NAME: “BIG BANG THEORY EXPLORERS” CATEGORY: 9-12 GRADERS DEDICATED TO: The magnificent team of Tv actors(tresses) of the Warner tv program of the same name). TEAM MEMBERS: SCHOOL: Luis Manuel Garcia Teran Liceo Los Robles Maria Jose Garcia Teran Altamira Gabriel Moreno Apamates Nay Valbuena (Team Leader) Merici Armando Gutierrez Los Robles Nestor Bohorquez (Team Leader) Los Robles Ernesto Gomez (Team Leader) Los Robles Emanuel Caridad Urbe San Onofre Jose Vallejo Luz Lermith Biarreta Los Robles Maria Frnda Biarreta Altamira Arturo Negrette (Team Leader) Los Robles Josue Castro... Read More...

Mar 24
2017

SUPERLUNAS Y LAS ANTIGUAS LEYENDAS DE LOS ARBOLES QUE CAMINAN

La súper luna de hoy hará "caminar" a los árboles 19.03.2011 03:30 PM Este sábado y domingo en la noche, el satélite de la Tierra alcanzará su máximo perigeo en casi dos décadas, lo que producirá un efecto óptico de luces y sombras raro y asombroso. Gabriela Díaz PUERTO LA CRUZ.- El evento astronómico que es denominado "súper Luna" y que podrá ser disfrutado hoy y mañana en horas de la noche y hasta las 5:00 de la madrugada no debe ser causa de preocupación ni pánico en la población, advirtió Patrick Morton, coordinador de Planetary Society Venezuela. "Este fenómeno... Read More...

Mar 22
2017

NEWS FROM ASTRONOMERS WITHOUT BORDERS (CYPRUS)

Dear colleagues, friends and members, I am very proud and honoured to be the Cyprus National Coordinator for AWB, since March 2010. Since then we grew together our AWB family and fulfill our targets, step by step, with good cooperation. All Cyprus events in all years I have been the National Coordinator for Cyprus have been organized with the help of the volunteers, members and staff of the KITION PLANETARIUM AND OBSERVATORY (CYPRUS). The events are organized Nationwide and there is always a very big success, since we hold almost ALL EVENTS introduced by the AWB. A special link has... Read More...

Mar 21
2017

Rudeninis uku stebejimas (2016-09-27)

Žodžiu, iš vakaro žiūrint į dangų buvo aišku, jog naktis bus nebloga astro stebėjimams. Tai su kaupu patvirtino ir meteoblue orų tinklapis. Tad jau 20 val. išvyniojau iš namų rinktis "žaislų" ir važiuoti į numatytą vietą. Iš ties pagalvojau, jog velniop tos ūžiančios vėjo jėgainės, tad nutariau įsikurti netoli Jurgio Baltrušaičio gimtosios sodybos. Ten gi ir tikimybė, kad kas nors atvažiuos akindamas šviesomis yra visiškai minimali. Vietoje buvau 20:30. Dangaus skaidrumas varė iš proto, tad vertinčiau 7/10 ar net 8/10. Ilgai nelaukdamas iškroviau teleskopą, pasistačiau kėdutę, pasiruošiau žvaigždėlapį. Pietuose, neaukštai virš horizonto spindėjo Marsas ir Saturnas. Deja, pakankamai žemai ir... Read More...

Mar 20
2017

Educational Talk "Astronomy and Astrophotography for Amateurs" at the Inter American University Ponce Campus of Puerto Rico

Our collaborator in astrophotography and Solar System Ambassador - NASA / JPL Fernando Roquel Torres and professor Erica Correa Félix gave an inspiring talk to young people from the Upward Bound Math and Science program at the Universidad Interamericana precinct of Ponce of Puerto Rico on Saturday, March 18, 2017 From 9:00 am to 11:00 am These young people who are in 9th grade participated in an educational talk about astronomy and astrotography in an easy-to-understand language, at their level and integrating all the technologies that young people of their age use daily. The educational environment was totally participatory in... Read More...

Mar 15
2017

MY ACTIVITIES ON ASTRONOMY

My name is OLUWAFEMI Funmilola Adebisi (Mrs.). I am presently a Senior Scientific Officer in the Life Science Unit, Engineering and Space Systems Department of the Space Agency of Nigeria- National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), Obasanjo Space Centre, Km 17 Airport Road, P.M.B. 437, Garki, Abuja, Nigeria. I feel much honored to be able to share my work and experiences in the field of space and astronomy. This platform and blog of “Astronomers Without Borders” is quite captivating to me to talk about one's activity and report. Astronomy interests me. Therefore, I feel so good when I educate... Read More...

Mar 14
2017

AWB SERBIA - MONTHLY ASTRONOMY QUIZ ON 15. FEBRUARY 2017

Every 15th of each month, except in April, the Serbian AWB organize a small quiz with 10 questions wtih different astronomy themes. On 15th February wahs the 9. Quiz this time with the theme: "Space crafts". We had 93 participants. Each of them gets an e-book on astronomy as a gift. Every 15th of each month, except in April, the Serbian AWB organize a small quiz with 10 with different astronomy themes. On 15th January was the 9th Quiz, this time with the theme "Orion". We had 65 participants. Each of them gets an e-book on astronomy as a gift.... Read More...

Mar 10
2017

Promoting GAM2017 at CEDIC'17 opening

Jerry Bonnell and me promoting Global Astronomy Month 2017 @ opening event of CEDIC'17 The Central European Deepsky Imaging Conference (CEDIC) was introduced in 2009 by the three Austrian hobby-astrophotographers Christoph Kaltseis, Herbert Raab and Wolfgang Leitner. It was the first international astronomical imaging conference throughout Europe and their personal contribution to the International Year of Astronomy 2009. Certainly it was not an accident that the date of the CEDIC encountered with the "100 Hours of Astronomy". Far from it! The organizers also wanted to support this project of the IYA with their conference. Since 2009 the conference takes place... Read More...

Mar 02
2017

Sun Annular Eclipse - Argentina 2017

We had a great day, lots of people, lots of photos, good vibes Read More...

Feb 27
2017

An awesome eclipse sight... and AWB was there!

More than two thousand visitors crowded small Camarones city in Chubut for an unforgettable show yesterday. Some clouds kept everyone holding their breath wondering whether the full annular eclipse would be visible. But alas! At exactly 10:42:54, it all happended. The ring of fire seemed a true flaming ring thanks to wisps of clouds sweeping across. The crowd chattering died away for a few seconds and burst into applause at the magnificent cosmic sight. And children brought home memories for a lifetime. Thanks to Astronomers without Borders and the generosity of many donors, hundreds of families enjoyed the eclipse... Read More...

Feb 27
2017

Building Your Planetarium (3rd June 2016)

21 kids participated in “Build Your Own Planetarium” workshop which was held for a week in Cute Cottage, a preschool in Taman Berkeley, Klang. The workshop was conducted through TaleSpace and supported by the GraceCommunityService. TaleSpace is a newly established educational social enterprise, founded by Veena Puarr. GraceCommunityService is a non-profit, charitable organisation with the primary objectives of generating community care and supporting and encouraging volunteerism among the local society. The workshop was targeted to a group of participants aged 6 - 11. The primary goals of the workshop were to introduce the basic principles of astronomy, the structure of... Read More...

Feb 26
2017

The Ring of Fire is hours away!

During these last two days, we had intense activity here at the Trelew Astronomical Center in Argentina. Several groups of astronomers visited us and had a few great lectures. Groups came from Brazil, Perú and various provinces from Argentina. Others are going stright to Camarones for the main event, and we shall surely meet them there. Photo: Prof. Ian Davie, MSc in Astrophysics, talking about the less famous moons in our Solar System, this afternoon at the Trelew Planetarium. In addition, there will be other events in Sarmiento and Facundo, which are fartehr West. As I write this, I am... Read More...

Feb 22
2017

Update on AWB project for Feb. 26 eclipse

Less than 4 days until the annular eclipse in Patagonia! And I have some new developments as we prepare for this special occasion. First, I am happy to announce that we have received all 2,000 eclipse glasses sent by AWB and the generosity of many donors through Fiat Physica. Our gratitude is extended to RainbowSymphony for supplementing many hundreds of pairs to those obtained through crowdfunding. Half of them are in the city of Esquel (in the Western side of the province of Chubut), and the other half are in Trelew (in the Eastern shore). From each city, they will... Read More...

Feb 21
2017

Eclipse Anular de Sol 26 de Febrero

From Cipolletti, Rio Negro, we are going to transmit live the eclipse of the sun of February 26, from our position we will see a partial 78%, we are inviting all those who want to approach to the Meterological Station of the National Meterological Service, to watch this eclipse By the telescopes of the foundation but also they will be able to follow it through our channel of https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHXd5el0hC5Y0dLba7mN A Read More...

Feb 16
2017

Educational Talk of New Horizon Updates!

I share with Astronomers without Borders community this educational talk about New Horizon updates spoken in spanish. To view the educational talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLoc5VIGOwo Read More...