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Apr 04

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sun Annular Eclipse - Argentina 2017

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

Feb 27

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Feb 15

Last chance to make Astronomy happen in a far land

In a few hours, AWB's campaign to help children in rural Patagonia will be over. The February 26 solar eclipse will sweep over farms and towns in southern Argentina. A land of harsh winters and long distances to travel. "Patagonia is bleak", paleontologist George Simpson wrote back in the 1930s, although he valued and praised its many beauties. By the shores of the Atlantic, the town of Camarones is expecting many local families to show up for the eclipse observations. An exciting departure from their daily routine that includes algae collecting (photo), and farming. Photo caption: high-school students from Chubut... Read More...

Feb 13

AWB is growing in Kosovo (ACK - AstroFER)

What a great successful & productive way of starting 2017. In the premises of UP - Faculty of Education, Dep. of Physics in Pristina we held a joint a friendly meeting between our club ACK/AWB and the non-formal group from Ferizaj, Kosovo AstroFER. During the meeting there were presentations from both groups where we discussed the achievements so far donations, plans, projects, cooperation, support and activities that we will implement during 2017. There was a presentation about AWB programs and community and the way individuals, groups or clubs can be involved. This year for the 2nd time Kosovo will be... Read More...

Feb 12

A unique chance for many children. Can you help?

Children of Patagonia (Argentina) will have the chance of a lifetime, as the AWB campaign to provide them with solar glasses continues. As of this writing, 336 glasses have been secured thanks to 13 generous donations. Only 3 days to close! The annular eclipse will be visible across a narrow ban crossing Chubut province, next Sunday 26th. Public observations will be conducted in several cities, including Camarones and Facundo, which are the only ones where the eclipse will be fully seen. Each child, accompanied by a parent, will be given a free pair of glasses and our volunteers will explain... Read More...