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Feb 27
2019

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
2019

"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
2019

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
2019

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
2019

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
2019

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
2019

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...

Feb 19
2019

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
2019

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
2019

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
2019

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
2019

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
2019

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
2019

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
2019

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 ... www.expoastronomica.com Read More...

Jan 24
2019

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
2019

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
2019

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
2019

2 Astro Guests for moon

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

Jan 17
2019

AWB SERBIA - ASTRONOMY QUIZ ON JANUARY 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 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
2019

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 https://www.starparty.lk/ About Star Party The year 2004... Read More...

Jan 05
2019

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
2019

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
2019

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
2019

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...