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Jan 20

GAM 2017 in Spain

AstroGEDA (Elche, España) comienza a adaptar su centro de actividades para participar en el GAM 2017. Contará de una sala con terraza para las actividades con telescopio y poder transmitir en directo algún evento y de una sala de conferencias y talleres para realizar con los más pequeños. AstroGEDA (Elche, Spain) begins to adapt its center of activities to participate in the GAM 2017. It will have a room with terrace for the activities with telescope and to be able to transmit live some event and a conference room and workshops to do with the little ones. Read More...

Jan 16

Charla Astronomia y Astrofotografia para Aficionados

I share a talk about Amateur's Astronomy and Astrophotography for the entire enthusiast community in astronomy on social networks. To access the talk here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeAub0Xg1_I Read More...

Dec 27
2016

The Star of New Year's Eve

Fireworks and celebrations, that's what many people associate with the coming of the New Year. But as the countdown is peaking and expectations are running high, there is yet another show going on in the sky. The brightest star visible from Earth reaches its highest point of its apparent path across the night sky. Sirius culminates around midnight on New Year's Eve. This is a phantastic coincidence. And, of course, this happens every year at midnight as the old year ends and the next year begins and is visible from almost everywhere on Earth. So, if the skies are clear... Read More...

Dec 16
2016

AWB SERBIA - ASTRONOMY QUIZ 15. DECEMBER 2016

Every 15th of each month, except in April, the Serbian AWB organize a small quiz with 10 questions, with different astronomy themes. On 15th December was eighth quiz, this time with the theme: "Comets". We had 57 participants. Each of them gets an e-book on astronomy as a gift. Read More...

Dec 08
2016

The dove Still Continued to Dwell on the roof, but i had sparroweggs in my hand

Last Sunday evening, when it was Finallly clear during waxing moon & on the left mars, did some people of the church look thro' my t elescope, Bu No one else brought Any optical aids, so Only my telescope & binos were used then & there Read More...

Dec 05
2016

Perseus Double Cluster in Binoculars

It's that season again. And with the long and chilly winter nights awesome binocular objects start populating the northern hemisphere night skies. One of the most beautiful is unquestionably the famous Double Cluster. Also known as h & Chi Persei or NGC 869 and NGC 884, these two adjadent star clusters herald the cold winter months in the norhern hemisphere. They are high up in the sky already in the early evening and easy to find between the two constellations Cassiopeia and Perseus. From a dark observing site, they are easily visible with the unaided eye, but in binoculars or... Read More...

Dec 01
2016

Astronomy for the Filipino Youth

Astronomy compels us to look up to the skies, to wonder and to discover. The youth of today's generation will belong to the space generation; and last November 29, the Manila Street Astronomers decided to promote that fact to the grade 10 students of Quezon City Science High School. The group was invited to speak during the school's career orientation in order to inspire them to take interest in other subject fields such as astronomy and space sciences. Astronomy is relatively new in the Philippines with only two universities offering a degree program. Because of this I decided to give... Read More...

Nov 18
2016

A great space adventure in the Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias) in Bayamón, Puerto Rico

The adventure begins on the morning of November 17, 2016. Our destination is the Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias) in the town of Bayamón, Puerto Rico as part of a school tour. The first and second grade students of Cipriano Manrique's Elementary School of Caguas, PR are eager to see the planetarium. The resources in astronomy are the amateur astrophotographer and the communicator in astronomy Fernando Roquel Torres and the professor Érica Correa Félix, (both members of Astrofotografia y Ciencia and Astronomers without Borders). Students identified the planet Saturn and its striking rings, asteroids, comets and a galaxy painted... Read More...

Nov 16
2016

AWB SERBIA - ASTRONOMY QUIZ ON 15. NOVEMBER 2016

Every 15th of each month, exceept in April, the Serbian AWB organize a quiz with 10 questions with diferent astronomy themes. This was the seventh Quiz, this time with the theme "Earth". We had 51 participants. Each of them gets an e-book on astronomy as a gift. Read More...

Nov 15
2016

METU AAT Super Moon Sighting

On november 14, Middle East Technical University Amatuer Astronomy Society had the opportunity to observe the biggest and the brightest super full moon since 1948. The Super Moon event was held in METU campus area with the participation of nearly 1,000 members. Event lasted for nearly 4 hours. Here are some photos from the event, Read More...

Nov 15
2016

HUAST Super Moon Sighting

On november 14, we - as Hacettepe University Astronomical Society - had the opportunity to observe the biggest and the brightest super full moon since 1948. The Super Moon event was held in our campus area with the participation of almost 350 members. It was one of our biggest stargazing events. We had two telescopes and two binoculars as equipment. Our event lasted for nearly 4 hours. Here are some photos which were captured by our members during the night. Read More...

Nov 15
2016

Superfulmoon rise in the air and on the ground

While i had Partout No chance of flying a Real plane from Switzerland Beckenried near Buochs all the way over Zurich by night to the lake, did i steer a Real scenery flightsim. Perfect moonrise, Afterward, when the real moonrise Broke thro the clouds, i filmed it & made snapshot on editing software. Read More...

Nov 12
2016

UP / FSHMN / Physics Dep.

11/12/2016 - Pristina Launching the online application form to become part of our club was quiet successful. Within a week time period we received over 100+ applications. Our meeting was held in the premises of University of Pristina - FSHMN - Physics Dep. in Pristina with the newest members of our club and also promoting AWB programs and the way how can the new members be included. The participants were informed about the history of ACK, all current activities, donations, founders, plans and projects of the future and we presented a video of our three year work until now. At... Read More...

Nov 09
2016

KOSOVO'S ASTROFEST WILL GET 3 SCOPES

From the most successful program of AWB the BIG PROJECT and the Fiat Physica campaign, now AstroFest in Kosovo will receive three "One Sky" Telescopes. After being assigned as a National Coordinator for Kosovo this year, since then me and my team have done a wonderful job promoting and publicizing the AWB programs to our community in Kosovo and all the people who love science and astronomy. Thankfully this time AstroFest in Kosovo benefited from the AWB - BIG PROJECT. Astronomy Club of Kosovo, was so privileged to benefit this year from the AWB Crowdfunding Campaign, a successful BIG campaign... Read More...

Nov 08
2016

Astronomical Rangoli on Diwali

The Rangoli is an art work. The Diwali is the biggest festival in india. People make Rangoli with flowers, grains, sand colors etc during this festival. Sand color Rangolis are mostly created in compound of almost every home in Gujarat during Diwali. I created the Solar System Rangoli at my classes - Polaris Classes on Diwali 2016. The objective of making astronomical rangoli was to ingegrate festival celebrations to science popularization. The people observed the Solar System in Rangoli and we discussed about Solar System planets, Great Red Spot of Jupiter, Saturn Rings, Planet sizes etc. I kept this rangoli... Read More...

Nov 03
2016

Astroarchaeology in Tehran

on the occasion of the international space week, Barsavosh astronomical group invited one of the managers of Persian division, Mohammad Reza Shahjahan for lecturing about astroarchaeology. this event was held in Eshragh cultural center of Tehran and it was open and free for all, Mohammad Reza lectured about the relations between astronomy and architecture, astronomy and mythology and Tbolts topics. see more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7EAlTcZFwY Read More...

Oct 31
2016

Astro Party Varshets 2016

During 2016 October 28-29 in Varshets, Bulgaria (Ivan Vazov Secondary School) was organized National Astro Party. The speakers were astronomers from the University of Shumen and the University of Sofia, science teachers etc. Read More...

Oct 25
2016

WSW 6 October 2016

​Participants = 28 -30 Age = 11-12 years ( Grade 5,All females ) Topic = Our Planets ,Rocket Model Making Description: I told them the history of Rocket, planets, and asteroids with the help of Solar System model that I made.Then some material was distributed to make a rocket model ,plastic bottles,some chart papers and tape. We were unable to do discussion due to the shortage of time but some of them asked interesting questions like " Do the asteroids hit Earth ? '' Who can go to Space? " " Is it the Air Force who go to Space... Read More...

Oct 25
2016

WSW 5 October 2016

Participants : 50 - 55 Age : 11-14 years Location : Jinnah High School, AIMC Colony. Topic = Introduction to Our Solar System and Remote Sensing Representing : The Planetary Society-Pakistan,Universe Awareness,Astronomy Without Borders and IFAS Science Club ( club that I started at my medical college ) Description : From Sun to Pluto,I told them planet's size,atmosphere,distance, origin of their name, chances of life on any other planet, probes sent to different planets. Then we discussed Elon Musk's Mission Mars .It was an amazing experience,students were so active and receptive.When I told them about Apollo Mission,about Niel and Buzz,... Read More...

Oct 25
2016

WSW 4 October 2016

Topic : Our Solar System and Celestial objects Description: It was my ever first Astronomy presentation to 50 to 55 girls at UNIQUE HIGH SCHOOL FOR GIRLS . Correcting myths about solar system gave students an entirely new way to think about planets.I was very happy to see their face expressions and curiosity, I have no words to explain this experience. Starting from Sun I told them about Plasma prominence,sunspots, hottest and coldest planet,distance,size, and atmosphere of each planet, the origin of their names,space crafts sent to each planet,duration of days and years on different planets.Then I told them about... Read More...

Oct 23
2016

SPECTACULAR MOONPANORAMA & 3D MOON IMAGES

Yesterday in Linz at AEC (Ars Electronica Center), ROLF HEMPEL , the Head of DLR's Simulation and Software Technology, presented, during the deep Space Astronomy Weekend, his breathtaking results using his great software "MoonPanoramaMaker". People who are interested in this stuff can find a discussion of this software on the U.S. astronomy forum "Cloudy Nights" see: HERE (starting with the post#20 on April 26, 2016). The software "MoonPanoramaMaker" and a handbook is provided: HERE Breathtaking views on the big video wall using the 8K equipment of AEC Rolf Hempel introduced by Andreas Bauer (Head of Ars Electronica Center) The high... Read More...

Oct 20
2016

Fireball over Espirito Santo - Brazil

A bright fireball over Espirito Santo, Brazil on oct,20. See video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vv5EbANyz6g Read More...

Oct 18
2016

Happy Diwali 2016

Diwali, the "festival of lights", is a South Asian festival in Nepal (as Tihar) and India (as Deepawali) celebrated in autumn Diwali 2016 (northern hemisphere) or spring (southern hemisphere) every year. It is an official holiday in Fiji, Guyana, India, Pakistan, Malaysia, Mauritius, Myanmar, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Suriname and Diwali Wishes Trinidad and Tobago. The festival spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair and is celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains. Its Diwali Poems celebration includes millions of lights shining on housetops, outside doors and windows, around temples... Read More...

Oct 13
2016

AWB SERBIA - PARTICIPATION ON WORLD SPACE WEEK

During the World Space Week, participants submited their space related works in form of a drawing, picture, poetry, story or article. All the submissions was released in form of an e-book by the AWB national coordinator, which is now available for download. E-book has 84 pages, and can be downloaded here, as pdf (22,0 MB): https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B802pnGB-Cx3dkZ6djBETGxHdXc Read More...

Oct 05
2016

ASE2016 - XXIX Planetary Congress - Community Day in AUSTRIA

The Association of Space Explorers (ASE) brought together astronauts and cosmonauts from 37 nations here in Austria. HERE an overview about the participating astronauts, cosmonauts and taikonauts. Today many big public events during the ASE-Community-Day took place all over Austria. These events are organized by OEWF (Austrian Space Forum). A major focus is on inspiring the next generation of explorers in STEM subjects. In particular, school visits and the interaction with young professionals –which were carefully prepared by preceding projects- are a central element of the ASE 2016. Traditionally, space exploration also offers a leverage for gender topics and is... Read More...