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Jul 18

Goiania the city of the world with greater participation in Asteroid Day 2017

Our organization Gunstar in the figure of our president Clayton Gubio dos Santos participated as regional coordinator of Asteroid Day Brazil. Coordinating the West Center formed by 3 states many larger than several European countries in size, seriousness with which we participate in the wonderful global month of Astronomy. Goiania had in average 25 events in which Gunstar elaborated and executed 24 of them. We count on the valuable help of the Cecilia Payne Astronomy Club of the Campos of the federal university of Goias in Special Physics course. In addition to being the main city in the world which... Read More...

Jul 18

Gunstar Team HeadQuarters in Goiania

The gunstar team opens its physical headquarters to better serve the space public and give support and seriousness to the activities of the club. We will also represent astronomies without borders here in order to facilitate giving greater support and seriousness to the work of our organization Read More...

Jul 17

Asteroid Day in Spain

During the week of June 30 of this year, 22 astronomical dissemination entities from Spain were celebrating International Asteroid Day, a unique event to raise public awareness of the latent danger to Earth from the impact of an asteroid of Considerable size. Vigo, Terrasa, Madrid, Castellón and Pilar de la Horadada, are some of these localities that participated in the event with various activities: telescope observations at night, exhibitions, conferences and film shows; Have been the most active. Although the statistics of the event have not been published yet, more than 1000 activities are estimated worldwide, a figure much higher... Read More...

Jul 06

A tale of 3 eclipses

Hi, In august 2017, in the US, we'll witness a total solar eclipse….. I read that it's going to be the most observed one, ever…. Well, let me tell you about the previous Saros….. Decades ago, in Europe, long before the turn of the Century, scientific and esoteric publications told the story of the upcoming august 11 1999 Total Solar Eclipse, crossing the UK, France, Belgium, Germany, Hungary, Iran, India, etc… Even in 1959, a famous flemish weatherman gave an appointment with his viewers in 1999 for the Solar Eclipse… In 1998, I went to Guadeloupe for the february 26... Read More...

Jun 17

Men & boys not only father & son churchcamp with astronomy fatherday weekend

First time Enjoying camping With astronomy Since 1998 & 2000, But Lo & Behold, my telescope & bino were Again(!!) the Only(!!!) optics!! But that's Faar Better then No one At All!! ll!! Read More...

Jun 16

Opposition of Saturn 6/15/2017

The Astrofotografia y Ciencia Team (Fernando Roquel Torres and Erica Correa Felix), was given the task of introducing enthusiasts in astronomy, astrophotography and space exploration through social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram) the event o f the opposition of Saturn since RoquelObservatory in Caguas, Puerto Rico on 6/15/2017. The opposition of Saturn is known as that this planet is in the opposite direction with our star the Sun. The Earth is in the middle of Saturn and the Sun getting closer to us. In the planetary simulator Stellarium indicates that it is 9,043 astronomical units (1,352,773,000 km). This distance although... Read More...

Jun 15

Star Party at the Seawall in Georgetown

Guyana has gorgeous dark skies. So naturally, it would be ideal for star parties. A star party is when a group of people gather to observe the wonders of the universe using a telescope, and have discussions on space and time. Back in May 2016, I got the idea to host a ‘star party' due to an increasing outpour of interest in observing the night sky from friends and family who kept asking me when I would be available to take my telescope out so they too can experience the wonders of the universe we live in. So I created... Read More...

Jun 14

Microgroup of astronomers First Premiere Since Lasst year July 9.

First Premiere With my telescope y telescope & 2(!!) other astronomers with telescopes Since 2015 Aug. 22.!! GutenTaghi Savadeeca Thai girl looking Read More...

Jun 10

Strawberry Moon (Minimoon) 2017

by Muthanna Al-Sarray

Obserivng Minimoon (Strawberry Moon), 2 shoots, in Fayetteville, AR, USA 9-6-2017 Phase: Full Moon Illumination:100% Moon Age: 14.72 day Moon Distance: 405,409.03 km. Sun Distance:151,880,579.49 km Muthanna Al-Sarray Read More...

Jun 07

Newbie at AWB

by Cristina Montes

I have been in the astronomy hobby since I was a child, but I just joined AWB now. I am excited to meet other astronomers from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. I look forward to exchanging experiences, thoughts, and plans about this wonderful hobby of ours. Read More...

Jun 02

Star Party

Last night AOYA star party and casual observation session sponsored by Shakespeare's & Co. Erbil. During this event, both kids and grown ups have enjoyed and appreciated the thorough look at many of the lunar features in incredible details and clarity. Also Shakespeare's & Co. valued guests were rewarded with a further look at Jupiter with all its glory surrounded by 4 of its brightest moons, followed by observing the beautiful ringed planet Saturn. To many of the guests, thi s was their ever first experience which hopefully will bring the best of their interest in Astronomy, and that's exactly... Read More...

May 31

ENGELSIZ FESTIVAL - II

To a world without restraints! At April 28th 2017, Engelsiz Hacettepe Club hosted an event called Engelsiz Festival 2. The festival was supported by various foundations such as SERÇEV, ÇENGEL ATÖLYE, ÇENGEL KAFE, BİZİM ÇOCUKLAR SPOR KULÜBÜ and many others. Made for people with various disabilities, the event in total have reached out around 250 children and adult people. We were there for sun observation and giving small talks about astronomy and science. You can find the event link here: https://www.facebook.com/events/749173231924632/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%223%22%2C%22ref_newsfeed_story_type%22%3A%22regular%22%2C%22feed_story_type%22%3A%22117%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D And for Engelsiz Hacettepe Club: https://www.facebook.com/EHToplulugu/ Read More...

May 30

Capture of Comet C/2015 V2 Johnson

I share my capture of comet C / 2015 V2 Johnson from Caguas, Puerto Rico on May 27, 2017. This capture was with DSLR camera and tripod without using telescope or self-guided mount. It was 50 photos of 5 seconds. For more information, you can access my blog: http://astrofotografiayciencia.blogspot.com/2017/05/capturando-al-cometa-c2015-v2-johnson.html Read More...

May 26

Fayetteville Public Library Offers Donated Telescope

by Muthanna Al-Sarray

A telescope was recently donated to the Fayetteville Public Library, Fayetteville, AR, and is now available for checkout. The telescope was donated to the library by Supporting STEM and Space, Inc. and is sponsored by Sugar Creek Astronomical Society. Library officials said the make and model of the telescope was specifically selected for ease of use and durability. In addition, the library has created a fast facts sheet and staff members have received training to assist patrons in using the telescope. The telescope is available for checkout by any authorized library patron over the age of 18. Patrons can check... Read More...

May 25

Syrian Astronomical Association

by Muthanna Al-Sarray

Muhammed Alassiry, CEO of ASS, welcomed attendances and announced the new SAA center. Even their country suffers diffcult circumtances nowadays, members of Syrian Astronomical Association (SAA) celeberated the opening of association building in May 22, 2017 in Damascus, Syria. Visitors read an International Astronomical Union poster. The observatory of SAA Muhammed Alassiry, chair of SAA, stated that the new center has an observatory with two main telescopes, celestron se8 computerized telescope and 14" Dobsonian Telescope. This Center includes also a plantriounm that was built depending on the expertise of SAA's memebers. Also, SAA with its new center offers a new... Read More...

May 14

Scientific Project to Search for Extrasolar Planets at the Arecibo Observatory

Our team of Astrofotografia y Ciencia (Solar System Ambassador - NASA / JPL Fernando Roquel Torres and Professor Erica Correa Felix) was invited by Prof. Abel Méndez, who is a planetary scientist and astrobiologist at the University of Puerto Rico in Arecibo studying the Potential for the life of the planets, to a Scientific Project to Search for Extrasolar Planets at the Arecibo Observatory on Friday, May 12, 2017 from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm. From the beginning, Professor Méndez was demonstrating the equipment in the control room of the most sensitive radio telescope in the world. Professor Mendez explained... Read More...

May 08

Crowd funding campaign support pre-primary & primary wings at Bhawani Higher Secondary School, Parbat!

Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO) came in contact with this school in 2010 for the first time with the proposal of our outreach program at the school. After our meeting with Mr. Bhola Nath Sharma, social activist and chairman of School Management Committee (SMC) we decided to conduct an outreach activity at the school on November 13, 2010. After that we had several visits to the schools, donated one galileoscope (Dec 6, 2012) to encoourage secondary level students for astronomy and invited secondary level teacher/s to our Galileo Teacher Training Program (GTTP) in 2012 (Kathmandu), 2013 (Pokhara) and 2015 (Pokhara). While... Read More...

May 07

Educational Visit to the Arecibo Observatory - May 5, 2017

On May 5, 2017, first and second grade students from Cipriano Manrique Elementary School in Caguas, Puerto Rico were able to enjoy an educational visit to the Arecibo Observatory accompanied by our resource and Solar System Ambassador - NASA / JPL Fernando Roquel Torres. Our Solar System Ambassador was as a guide illustrating everything concerning the meteorites of the place. It also explained how the Radiotelescope works which does not use visible light, but radio and radar waves for its investigations . With the wonderful view of the Gregorian dome of the Radiotelescope, our Solar System Ambassador was explaining to... Read More...

May 05

Star Gazing program at Saraswati Shishumandir Jamnagar

The program was organized to introduce primary students with visual night sky. At starting I show them Saptarishi(Ursa Major), Locating Polaris Arcturus Spica, Identifying Jupiter. After that I show them Jupiter and its four moons with a 6" reflector telescope. The time was almost ending, So parents were arrived to receive their kids. We show the Jupiter with telescope also to parents. Approx 50 students and their parents were participated. Read More...

May 04

GAM 2017 in Iran's schools

we hold astronomy workshop in Moalem highschool, for motivated girls student. we discussion about Aliens, hot news about exoplanets, trip to mars and how we can be an astronomer, etc. Read More...

May 03

Astronomy Day in Tehran

We could have a booth for the fifth year in Gonbad E Mina, Ab va Atash Park, Tehran. Mohammad Reza Shafizadeh and Pouria Moradi were the managers of booth and we must thank Hesam Khanjani for his help. our booth was open for all and we explained the astronomical alternative models there. you can see more photos from this link: www.yon.ir/vK2FO Read More...

May 02

Space Awareness during GAM Bulgaria

On April 1 and 2, 2017 with students from the town of Tryavna, Secondary school "P.R.Slaveikov" during a two-day training camp in a Municipal center for extracurricular activities took place the initiative "Be an astronomer for one night!". The students had the opportunity to learn about the device and types of telescopes and how to conduct astronomical observation. They were also familiar with the educational resources of the SPACE AWARENESS project: http://www.space-awareness.org/ Read More...

May 02

Astronomy evening at Turtle lake - finalizing GAM - 2017

At 30th of April Georgia Astronomy Club organized “Public Astronomy Evening” at Turtle Lake, Tbilisi, Georgia. With this event, Georgia Astronomy Club has completed astronomy outreach campaign organized within the frameworks of Global Astronomy Month - 2017. Read More...

Apr 30

GAM 2017 - Astronomical Educational Talk "Astronomia y Astrofotografia para Aficionados" in Caribbean University Bayamon Campus, Puerto Rico

On April 29, 2017, from 10am, an educational talk entitled "Astronomy and Astrophotography for Amateurs" was given to teachers, students and guests at the Caribbean University Bayamón, Puerto Rico. This is due to the celebration of the Global Astronomy Month (GAM 2017). From the beginning of the talk, people participated interactively with our Solar System Ambassador Fernando Roquel Torres on everything related to astrophotography, its uses in the field of astronomy and how to envelop students to have a better understanding of the cosmos. Professor Erica Correa Felix was collaborating in the captures of the photos for evidence of the... Read More...

Apr 30

GAM 2017 Philippines – The Last Week

The last week of the 2017 Global Astronomy Month celebration One of the strengths of the local astronomy community of the Philippines is in doing astronomy outreach activities. To celebrate the Global Astronomy Month astronomy organizations from the Philippines have organized telescope viewing events throughout the month of April. For the last week of April we start with the SunDay event. We have the Astronomical League of the Philippines setting up at the Mall of Asia to give the public a chance to view the Sun in H-alpha and white light. The Manila Street Astronomers continues its series of free... Read More...