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Apr 13

Municipal Observatory of Campinas register several sprites on April 11

On the evening of Tuesday 11 April, one of the four cameras plains of municipal observatory recorded an intense Transient Events activities Bright or TLE's. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXF8sDLnUBc Read More...

Apr 13

Bright meteor recorded in northern ES

A bright meteor was recorded on the northern sky of the Holy Spirit in the early hours of April 13, 2017 at 00:25 am local time. The event was recorded partly due to cloud cover over the city of Victoria, site monitoring station which recorded the meteor. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhXWxOU8mNw Read More...

Apr 13

Yuri's Night 2017

12 April 1961, Yuri Gagarin, with his spacecraft Vostok, completed an orbit of the Earth. Our events purpose was to celebrate this days anniversary. We made presentations about, astronomy, beginning of rockets, Life and death of Yuri Gagarin, Is there life beyond the atmosphere and if there is at what form?, and lastly Astrobiology; Biology of Aliens. The slides were made by Yahya Kemal Altınok, Kutlu Kağan Şahbaz, and Merve Ak. After our presentations in collaboration with Mustafa Aydın, Murat Sana and Yunus Emre Aydın about Astrophotography, how to begin it, which camera is better use for this field and... Read More...

Apr 12

GAM2017 celebration at Washim,Maharashtra,INDIA

hi there, we have had celebration of GAM2017 with collaboration of PTSON observatory Washim. We did introduction to telescope to school children in Samaj Prabodhan High school and Junior college,khandala washim and arranged star party near stadium in the washim city. we've done with the help of 6'' inch Newtonian telescope. Everyone was excited and curious about astronomy. Read More...

Apr 11

Moon and Jupiter observation and astrophotography

Moon and Jupiter at oposition have been photographed by the amateur astronomers. Reflector telescope made by amateur astronomer Alexandre Art-Dvali at work. Photo by Badri Kvachadze; Canon Powershot SX60HS . Photo by Badri Kvachadze; Canon Powershot SX60HS . Photo by Ika Abuladze; f/5.8 Canon Powershot SX 40HS , Shutter Speed 1/640sec ISO 100 Photo by Maka Suladze; Nikon p 600 Photo by Maka Suladze; Nikon p 600 Photo by Zurab Dzmiashvili; Canon PowerShot SX10IS Photo by Zurab Dzmiashvili; Canon PowerShot SX10IS Read More...

Apr 10

GAM2017 – Philippines; the First Week

The Global Astronomy Month celebration began on Saturday April 1, 2017 with the Global Star Party as its first event. The Filipino Astronomy community is very active in astronomy outreach so for the entire week the free telescope viewing events are very dominant. There were three free telescope viewing event setups reported for the first day. The first two were by the Manila Street Astronomers (MSA), and the other was by the Astronomical League of the Philippines (ALP). The MSA setup at streets of Barangay Platero, Biñan, Laguna for some sidewalk astronomy; and at Pintoresco, Alfonso, Cavite for STEM teachers... Read More...

Apr 08

Jupiter opposition from Brazil

Astrophotography by Robert Magno on Chapeco-SC, Brazil, with Jupiter on opposition and Europa, Ganimedes and Calisto. Read More...

Apr 08

Capture of opposition's Jupiter

We share this astrophotography about the opposition of the planet Jupiter! This time our collaborator in astrophotography and Solar System Ambassador - NASA / JPL Fernando Roquel Torres shares his capture result of the observation live through Facebook Live about this event. In this photo you can see the 4 Galilean moons (IO, Ganymede, Europa and Callisto), the Great Red Spot (GRS), demonstrating little by little and the Planet with its Jovian bands. This capture was at 8:30 pm on 7/4/2017 http://astrofotografiayciencia.blogspot.com/2017/04/captura-de-la-oposicion-de-jupiter.html Read More...

Apr 08

Jupiter opposition 2017 April 7. yellow large xt8

Never before was i able to capture Any planet as large as this time, because i was able to hold the lens on smartphone to ocular. Read More...

Apr 08

Astronomy in Belgium

Hello, I'm the belgian AWB coordinator, president of an amateur astronomy club at Gembloux (frenchspeaking side). We do take part to GAM events when it's possible (it might be the case tonight!)..The weather is very umpredictable, though. Since late 2014, thanks to one of our members, Serge, we've been able to use a place for astronomy at a village called Ramillies (it was a battlefield in 1706 between the forces of Duke of Marlborough and the forces of Louis XIV (the latter lost)). We see hikers, bikers, horseback riders, drivers crossing our area and when we are there, they come... Read More...

Apr 07

April 1, 2017 ALP GAM Global Star Party Report

by James Kevin Ty

Last April 1, Astronomical League of the Philippines held its first of the 4 events planned for Global Astronomy Month this April. The April 1 event is Global Star Party and this is staged simultaneously with other astro organizations around the world to promote astronomy awareness. Members who were present were ALP President James Kevin Ty and son Kendrick Cole KC Ty ; Secretary Christopher Louie Lu, wife Karren and daughter Frances Lu; ALP directors Peter Benedict Tubalinal, Justine Garcia and Iah Serna ; Chris Benedict Solis, Robert Gascon and Marlon Cartel. James brought along his Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 IS... Read More...

Apr 05

GAM 2017 - Astronomical Educational Talk "Astronomia y Astrofotografia para Aficionados" at Universidad del Turabo - Gurabo, Puerto Rico

I share photos of the astronomical educational talk "Astronomia y Astrofotografia para Aficionados" at Universidad del Turabo in Gurabo, Puerto Rico on Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm. From the beginning of the talk, our Solar System Ambassador - NASA / JPL Fernando Roquel Torres was able to capture the attention of those present explaining what is astronomy and astrophotography in an easy, fun and interesting language for the general public using technology as Our best ally in the search for knowledge of the cosmos. Professor Erica Correa Felix was doing the photographs of the event... Read More...

Apr 04

Global Star Party Infinitys Goias by Gunstar team.

Abertura do Mes Global da Astronomia em Goias, Noite de Observação e Sessão especial de Planetario com som ao vivo com projeto musical Intergalatic Anthem de Guilherme tai e Lucão. Oficial Video Clipe With Eua Legends : hts://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7VkrqBFeX4 Read More...

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...