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May 09
2016

Transit of Mercury - Sidewalk Astronomy - May 9

After a severe thunderstorm, clouds dispersed over Ramnicu Valcea, Romania and allowed us to observe the transit of Mercury across the Sun's disk. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.900662056708856.1073741870.709709255804138&type=3 Read More...

May 06
2016

Malaysia GAM2016 : Youngster Interest with Space Exploration Increase with Tech Approach.

I believe our young generation's interest towards space exploration will increase with technology enhanced approaches in teaching STEAM. In celebrating Global Astronomy Month April 2016, Universe Awareness Malaysia had organized an event named “Let's Explore Our Sky”. In order to attract youngsters' interest, organizer uses Frog VLE (Frog Virtual Learning Environment) as a platform of learning and presentation.Click here : bit.ly/GAMmalaysia .Primary students aged from nine to thirteen years old from various school surrounding Sentul area were invited to the event. The atmosphere was electric and the air was thick with curiosity – with questions about the solar system, galaxy... Read More...

May 05
2016

NGC4038 / NGC4039 - The Antennae Galaxies

NGC4038 / NGC4039 - The Antennae Galaxies. Galactic collision sharing stellar material seen in the constellation Corvus. Both galaxies are in 45 million light years of Milky Way This photo was caught in april 26, 2015 in Caguas, Puerto Rico in average conditions. Technical details: 15 frames x 600 sec Meade LX90, Antares reducer f/6.3, Orion Sirius EQ-G Mount, Orion Autoguider, Celestron Nightscape 8300 CCD Color. I include this Video - Blog where i explain some information about this galaxies. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXX8l-dG-KA Read More...

May 04
2016

Mercury Trnsit

My Name is Mugatwala Ronish. I am HSC student. In India People Have Lack Knowledge About Astronomical Events, on 9th May,2016 Biggest Astronomical Event is Mercury Trnsit So We Can Setup a Programme to Watch & Explain This Event. Read More...

May 04
2016

SPACE101 : Cooperation Between Roaya And Libyan Center For Remote Sensing & Astronomy

One of the effortless supporters in the most famous astronomical event in Libya #SPACE101 was the Libyan Center for Remote sensing and astronomy. This center has contributed with a wide range of selected academic and amature books about astronomy. Roaya member, Mohamed Eljoudi, supervised the fruitful book fair. #GAM2016 #SPACE101 Translated by: Nedal N. Alhassan Read More...

Apr 30
2016

AWB-Serbia - CONCERT FOR THE END OF GAM 2016 - SERBIA

Theme of the Concert: "Where no man has gone before". It can be seen here: https://www.facebook.com/Astronomi-bez-granica-217714985242474/ Musician Sasha Gracanin com posed specially for AWB. www.facebook.com/sashashadowman/ ASCAP registered. Read More...

Apr 30
2016

AWB-Serbia - GAM 2016. - GAM THEME ON APRIL 28th: Astropoetry

The task was ti write some astropoetry. We had 16 participants. The most beautiful attachments are sent by: Sasa Milosavljevic, Aleksandar Racin. The best works can be seen below. Read More...

Apr 30
2016

AWB-Serbia - GAM 2016. - GAM THEME ON APRIL 24th: Sun day

The task was to to photograph or draw Sun. We had 24 participants. The most beautiful attachments are sent by: Mirko Stankovic, Ruzica Mitic, Katarina Blazic, Ivica Baskin, Vlatko Jovanovski. The best works can be seen below. Read More...

Apr 30
2016

AWB-Serbia - GAM 2016. - GAM THEME ON APRIL 20th: Night sky photography

The task was to make photos of night sky with some motive from the Earth. We had 29 participants. The most beautiful attachments are sent by: Jovan, Vukicevic, Sasa Milosavljevic, Ivica Baskin, Stefan Todorovic, Stiv Martinovski. The best works can be seen below. Read More...

Apr 30
2016

AWB-Serbia - GAM 2016. - GAM THEME ON APRIL 16th: Global Star Party

The task was to make the model of star, planet, rocket, etc... We had 14 participants. The most beautiful attachments are sent by: Jovica Blazic, Katarina Blazic, Aleksandar Racin. The best works can be seen below. Read More...

Apr 30
2016

AWB-Serbia - GAM 2016. - GAM THEME ON APRIL 10th: Ares vs Antares

The task was to photograph or draw one of the -mars & Antares. We had 47 participants. The most beautiful attachments are sent by: Mirko Stankovic, Katarina Blazic, Jovan Dedic, Stefan Todorovic. The best works can be seen below. Read More...

Apr 30
2016

AWB-Serbia - GAM 2016. - GAM THEME ON APRIL 4th: Messier Marathon

The task was to photograph or draw one of the Mesier objects. We had 136 participants. The most beautiful attachments are sent by: Jana Maric (M1), Milo Babic (M51), Stefan Todorovic (M106), Marko Lawantier (M46), Aleksandar Pavkovic (M57), Aleksandar Racin (M31). The best works can be seen below. Read More...

Apr 30
2016

Sun and Spring Forest

On Saturday, April 16, we conducted together with the Association „Die Spur“, the event "Sun and Spring Forest" for children in the age from 6 - 10 years in Vienna. Our goal is to awake children´s interest for the exciting topic Astronomy and motivate them to continue to deal with this topic. The event was divided into an astronomical and a nature part. It started at about 15:00 CET with the observation of the sun on a cloudless sky. We could observe sunspots. After this we started the natural part, a walk through the woods, where we could observe a... Read More...

Apr 29
2016

New photo-story from Astronomía sin Fronteras

Marcia Deocares was enjoying a great evening in Trevelin, a small town by the Andes in central Patagonia (Argentina). Young gauchos were showing their skills at horse riding (left) before an excited crowd. Marcia then turned around and there she found the Full Moon right on top of the hills, as if riding them too. An unexpected connection between sky and field! There is more action every day at AWB's Spanish network: www.facebook.com/astronomossinfronteras Read More...

Apr 29
2016

Marte Con Arte - MACU GAM 2016

Marte Con Arte - MACU is an exhibition on a model of Planet Mars made of resin with reliefs of the most important environments of the red planet. Allows blind people to feel with their hands and transported to places like the Tharsis region, Mount Olympus ( Olympus Mons ) Gale Crater , The deserts of Utopia and Aeria, Valles Marineris and the South Pole . O ther exhibitions on the Moon was also submitted, the Sun, a model of the Arecibo Observatory among others. This was presented by Dr. Gloria Maria Izidro Villamizar , the blind sculptor and lecturer... Read More...

Apr 28
2016

April 27 - Sidewalk Astronomy

Wednesday, April 27 2016, Vâlcea Astronomy Club held another Sidewalk Astronomy event in Râmnicu Vâlcea, Vâlcea County, Romania. People were able to see The Sun with a few sunspots and planet Jupiter with its four Galilean moons. Here are some other events of this project: https://astronomievalcea.wordpress.com/ https://www.facebook.com/astronomie.valcea/ Read More...

Apr 28
2016

Sun Day from Siberia. Omsk. 2016/04/24

April 24 Omsk amateur astronomers and lecturers Omsk planetarium on its observation platform organized a massive solar observations. With the help of one of the telescopes of the solar disk projected image spots on the screen. The second telescope Coronado, everyone could see the "boiling" surface Solna, prominences. Observations began at 13:00 and lasted until 16:00. The observations were accompanied by a small flash mob - a group of visitors, yoga, exercise demonstrated the "Sun Greeting" Read More...

Apr 28
2016

Star Party from Siberia. Omsk. 2016/04/16 and 2016/04/22

April 16 Omsk planetarium on its observation platform from 21.00 to 24.00 held a star party. The visitors, despite the Rain, were able to admire the craters on the Moon, Jupiter system and its four satellites and, thanks to lecturers planetarium, "take a tour" through the constellations. April 22 Omsk amateur astronomers and lecturers Omsk planetarium star party held for visitors to the libraries of the night. Observations began at 21:00 and lasted until 2:00 am Read More...

Apr 25
2016

April 24, 2016 ALP GAM SUNDay Free Solar Viewing Report

by James Kevin Ty

Last April 24th, ALP celebrated Global Astronomy Month by staging SUNDay , a free solar viewing activity, at San Miguel by the Bay (SMBY) . Members who were present are ALP President James Kevin Ty, wife Charito and son Kendrick Cole KC Ty; Secretary Christopher Louie Lu, Treasurer Andrew Ian Chan, directors Iah Serna, Shubhashish Banerjee, Peter Benedict Tubalinal , John Ray Cabrera ; and Miguel Cajita . They started to setup their telescopes at 4:00pm despite the hot and humid weather. ALPer James brought along his Coronado PST-Ha on Celestron Nexstar mount ; Andrew with his Skywatcher 80ED refractor... Read More...

Apr 24
2016

Celebrating SOL on AWB Spanish Facebook

Pablo, a resident of Buenos Aires (Argentina), framed the Sun with his fingers as it set over Isla de Coche, Venezuela. In "Astronomía sin Fronteras ", the AWB social network in Spanish, we are celebrating Sun by sharing photos and facts about our star as well as tips on how to safely observe it. Please join us and follow the hashtag #SunDay2016 Read More...

Apr 24
2016

Charla "Astronomía y Astrofotografía para Aficionados" GAM 2016

We thank everyone who attended the educational talk and astronomical observation "Astronomía y Astrofotografía parea Aficionados " in Complex Technological Innovation at the University of Turabo in Gurabo, Puerto Rico last April 23, 2016 from 7:30 pm. T he use of the most common telescopes and planetary astrophotography, comets, nebulae, planetary nebulae and galaxies captured in the dark sky of Caguas, Puerto Rico was demonstrated. astronomical observation was also made to the planet Jupiter with its Galilean moons and a unique journey into the craters on the Moon projected live on a giant screen which all present learned and were... Read More...

Apr 23
2016

Austrian Science Night 2016

Every year, more than 100.000 visitors participate in Austria's annual Science Night. During this special night, thousands of scientists present their work to the public at more than 250 locations like university institutes, museums and private research facilities. The Austrian Science Night is one of Europe's largest science events for the public. This year, outdoor temperatures were favorable and the sky was at least partly clear. That is why the Science Night motivated a lot of people to come to the Vienna Observatory, home of Vienna's Astrophysical Institute. The 360 degree panorama captured the atmosphere on the east terrace of... Read More...

Apr 23
2016

GAM16 Star Party at Jamnagar

I organized a star party at Jamnagar on 16 Apr 2016 as part of Global Star Party of GAM 2016. The program was to show the constellations, zodiac belt and telescope observation. People show the Moon and Jupiter with its moons by a 6" reflector telescope. My computer science student helped me at site for management. We recorded the contact details of people who were more insterested in astronomy. Many people asked to show other objects in sky and many asked about when our next such program will be. Approx 350+ people of age range 8-70 participated in program. Read More...

Apr 22
2016

GAM2016: Roaya In Support of Libyan Educational Institutions

Roaya Astro team in the Libyan capital Tripoli, is still playing a valuable role for GAM2016, as they had their last astro lecture in Alkremia high school on Thursday 21. The lecturer,Emad Alsrity talked about the solar system, stars formation, season s of Earth, and basics of astronomical observation by telescopes. The 60 students who joined the lecture had showed great satisfaction towards the event and delivered interesting questions at the end of it Read More...