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May 31
2016

"Keplarium" - a fascinating project to honor Johannes Kepler

In 2018 the 400-year-anniversary of dedection of 3rd Kepler Law will be celebrated. Johannes Kepler published his 3rd law in the following year in "Harmonices Mundi" in Linz (Austria) where he lived from 1612 to 1626. A big, worldwide unique project will hopefully start during this anniversary. A group of dedicated Johannes Kepler fans presented during a media conference the cornerstones of the "Keplarium-project". Beeing a consultant in this project allow me proudly to present some details of this outstanding project. The location of the media conference was the old, famous living house of Johannes Kepler in Linz During the... Read More...

May 28
2016

International Astronomy Day, Tehran, Iran, Persia

we could have our booth in Science and Astronomy Center of Tehran for the fourth year, The north branches of Saderat bank was the financial sponsor of our booth this year. we expalined about Electric Universr, Electric Geology and Plasma Cosmology in our booth for 2 days, Paria Abouhamzeh and Fereshteh Memarian were the managers of our booth. also you can see more photos from our website: http://persiantbolts.com/?p=703 Read More...

May 28
2016

International Astronomy Day - Sari, Iran, Persia

Last week, on 23rd Ordibehesht 1395, Persian division of Thunderbolts project presented its 1st presence in international astronomy day, in the city of Sari, which assembled by intellectual development institute and the cooperation of Sari astronomy club. Program was began about 3 P.M in the intellectual development institute building by showing films and videos produced in main section of thunderbolts project, translated and subtitled in Persian by Persian division staff on conference hall screen. The program continued by talks on transit of Mercury and the benefits of science of astronomy for mankind: past, present and future. During this program, the... Read More...

May 28
2016

Plasma Cosmology Seminar - University of Kurdistan

On the occasion of the Global Astronomy Week, Astronomy and Astrophysics Association of University of Kurdistan (NAK) invited Thunderbolts Project – Persian Division to speak about Plasma Cosmology Model and The Electric Universe Theory. On Saturday, May 07, 2016, 2 to 4 pm, scientific seminar entitled “Introduction to Plasma Cosmology and Electric Universe Theory” was held in the Faculty of Science, University of Kurdistan. Well attendance by students and professors of physics department was encouraged by Persian Division. Dr. K. Karami, professor at astrophysics and cosmology and Dr. B. M. Kalami, assistant professor at theoretical physics, cosmology of Faculty of... Read More...

May 28
2016

Plasma Cosmology Seminar - University of Tabriz

Physics Scientific Association of Tabriz University invited us for a seminar, Tabriz is one of the biggest cities of Iran, it's the capital of East Azerbaijan province of Iran in north west, University of Tabriz is one of the oldest Iranian universities, one of the members of Persian division, Fatemeh Tahmasebi studies physics there, the Physics Association of her university asked her about a lecture and the physics faculty invited us in an official letter, Mohammad Reza Shafizadeh lectured about EU Theory, Plasma Cosmology and Galaxies behavior in those models there on the first days of May 2016. Read More...

May 27
2016

Mars Partout Not round, but larger

Finally clear a few hours, so i Caught mars, Beautiful!! Even Tho Not round, but variations of shades, darker in the middle, it was Impossible to make it sharp enough, to see details beyond brighter outside & darker in the middle Read More...

May 27
2016

Meteor fireball over Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

On may, 25 a meteor fireball registered over Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Exoss station on Itaguai filmed this bright meteor. See vídeo . Read More...

May 24
2016

Opposition of Mars May 22, 2016

The opposition of Mars means when the red planet and the sun are on opposite sides of the sky. Mars looks in the east at sunset, amounting almost to be above our heads at midnight, and glows a bright orange color that is almost 10 times brighter than a star of the first magnitude. This event occurs every 26 months (Science @ NASA). The event began on Sunday May 22, 2016 in Caguas, Puerto Rico. I began to prepare to capture this astronomical event. The weather did not help much as they had many clouds and windy. I am preparing... Read More...

May 23
2016

Night of Museums 2016 - Sidewalk Astronomy

On May 21, in collaboration with the History Museum in Ramnicu Valcea, Romania, we attended the Night of Museums. People have witnessed multimedia presentations on astronomical topics, then they made observations by telescope. Read More...

May 22
2016

Tránsito de Mercurio 2016 desde el Táchira - Venezuela

A pesar de las condiciones meteorológicas Mercurio se deja ver Tránsito del planeta más cercano al sol desde la UNET El pasado 9 de mayo el Centro Astronómico Caronte de la Universidad Nacional Experimental del Táchira tuvo la oportunidad de documentar y divulgar un singular evento astronómico: el planeta Mercurio pasó por delante del Sol. Desde el Edificio C de la UNET esta agupación estudiantil adscrita al Decanato de Investigación se dió a la tarea de instalar un conjunto de instrumentos astronómicos que permitieron a propios y extraños observar uno de los planetas mas evasivos del sistema solar. Para el... Read More...

May 21
2016

Mars green for contest

Now i Try, whether i can Insert mars 2 nights before opposition, Since today's solar group Failed 100% due to Clouds! Hopefully i can That way insert mars! Read More...

May 20
2016

Mars Contest

Mars now Far more West compared to before. For my mother's sake is date reversed. I Tried to insert mars thro' telescope, But Only the 2 Without telescope landed in the report!! How can i insert mars photo?? Hopefullly it Finally worked!!! Read More...

May 20
2016

Global Astronomy Month 2016: Capture the exquisiteness of the night sky

The Department of Earth and Space Sciences celebrated the Global Astronomy Month 2016 with a theme of “Capture the exquisiteness of the night sky” last April 14, 2016 held at Aguho Elementary School, Barangay Sampaloc, Tanay, Rizal. In lined with this, the officers of the RTU – Astronomy Society organized an astrophotography competition. The said event was participated by astronomy students and faculty of both Rizal Technological University and New Era University. Global Astronomy Month is celebrated every April by astronomers worldwide. The event was done to commemorate that we are one people under one sky. It brings ideas to... Read More...

May 17
2016

Leo Triplet

This photo was captured in Feb 6, 2016 in Caguas, Puerto Rico. It's a compilation of 50 frames of 60 sec each. I used the astronomical equipment Meade LX90, Celestron Advance VX Mount, Canon Rebel EOS 450D XSi, Orion Autoguider. I used editing software PixInsight and GIMP for processing and plate solving and image annotate. For more information of this photo, go to this hyperlink: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fN-aSruTW_s Read More...

May 17
2016

Bright bolide recorded over Espirito Santo, Brazil

Bolide recorded in southern Espirito Santo. The Exoss Citizen Science recorded a bolide early on 05/16/2016 at 4:22 am on the cities of the southern state of Espirito Santo . The event was filmed by three monitoring stations : Colatina -ES , San Jose de Uba -RJ and Campos dos Goytacazes -RJ. More details in press.exoss.org See video. Read More...

May 15
2016

May 14 - International Astronomy Day - Ramnicu Valcea, Romania

Saturday, May 14 , we joined other astronomy clubs in the country and the world in celebrating the International Astronomy Day. Despite the bad weather, we managed to give people the chance to see The Moon and Jupiter through a telescope. https://www.facebook.com/astronomie.valcea/ https://astronomievalcea.wordpress.com/ Read More...

May 15
2016

Southern Maine Astronomers Celebrate GAM Solar SunDay at LL Bean in Freeport, Maine

Members of Southern Maine Astronomers had a solar party for the public at LL Bean in Freeport, Maine. Many members brought telescopes, so we had many types for the people to look at the sun through and also a small radio telescope to hear the radio waves from the sun and satellites. I brought NASA Night Sky materials for people who were waiting to look through telescopes to make solar and lunar eclipses. We had many visitors and they all loved looking at our own star, the sun. Read More...

May 15
2016

GAM Transit of Mercury at Astronomical Society of Northern New England in Maine, USA

A small group of people gathered at the observatory for a viewing of the Transit of Mercury. We had amazing views from several telescopes. It was very special to me because my Nepali friend, who shared the skies in Nepal with me, was here in Maine to observe this event with us. It really felt like One People, One Sky!! :-) Read More...

May 15
2016

GAM SunDay at Astronomical Society of Northern New England in Maine

Astronomical Society of Northern New England celebrated GAM SunDay by viewing the sun through my dobsonian witha with a white light solar filter because the observatory scopes were not working properly. We had a great view of some sun spots through my telescope. We also used some materials from the NASA Night Sky Network to make solar and lunar eclipses with visitors and members. Read More...

May 14
2016

Watching Mercury Transit - rare celestial event.

by AP RADHAKRISHNA

We at St.Philomena College, Puttur, affiliated to Mangalore University, India, set up our 6 inch reflecting type astronomical telescope and projected the Sun on white board and observed the rare celestial event - Mercury Transit on 9th of May from 4.45 pm onwards. we could see the "SUN SPOT" on the image of the sun and then a black dot - the mercury and its transition - as time pass. Enthusiasts - teachers, students & general public - gathered on that hot sunny evening time to watch the celestial event. Great day. Transit of Mercury Read More...

May 13
2016

Mercury Transit 2016 at Planetarium Science Centre, Ghana

We held a Transit of Mercury viewing session using a Solarscope (simple projection device). We were lucky with clear skies all day, and despite our “low-tech” equipment, could make out a large irregularly-shaped sunspot, and the planet Mercury, clearly much darker and with a more definite circular shape compared to the sunspot. We had planned to use mirror projection as another way to view the transit (we had used this very successfully during the partial eclipse of November 2013) but on this occasion it was difficult to get a large enough and clear enough image. The light winds also made... Read More...

May 13
2016

Mercury Transit - Public Viewing in Laxenburg

On 9th May 2016 we organized an event in the beautiful Schlosspark Laxenburg near Vienna. All visitors from the Schlosspark were invited to join and take a closer look through our telescopes and observe this rare event. A lot of interested people took the chance and informed themselves and observed the Mercury transit with us. We also had a lot of info material and posters we could use to explain the Mercury transit. Fortunately we had a really beautiful weather and a clear sky. Even a local TV reporter team joined us for a report and an interview. We made... Read More...

May 13
2016

Mercury Transit - Public Viewing

Like many others in Austria we offered to visitors and walkers in our local town park a look to the Mercury transit on 9th May 2016. We had fine weather and we showed at our local Johannes-Kepler-Observatory the sun in white light and h-alpha light. Even at our outpost outside the city of Linz we had a little observing team showing this event to people of the neighborhood.Many people thought they can look to Mercury using sun eclipse glasses. They have been surprised that Mercury was so small and so they have been happy to see our smallest planet crossing... Read More...

May 13
2016

Mercury transit

We had a very nice weather, contrary to expectations, and we could see from Ramillies the entry of Mercury within the Sun's disk. We also had the visit of a journalist from Le Soir newspaper. We were about 25 persons, also bikers who passed by our site..And I got sun burned. We noticed how difficult it is to take a picture with a H-alpha filter. But we enjoyed it all. Read More...