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Apr 29
2016

New photo-story from Astronomía sin Fronteras

Marcia Deocares was enjoying a great evening in Trevelin, a small town by the Andes in central Patagonia (Argentina). Young gauchos were showing their skills at horse riding (left) before an excited crowd. Marcia then turned around and there she found the Full Moon right on top of the hills, as if riding them too. An unexpected connection between sky and field! There is more action every day at AWB's Spanish network: www.facebook.com/astronomossinfronteras Read More...

Apr 29
2016

Marte Con Arte - MACU GAM 2016

Marte Con Arte - MACU is an exhibition on a model of Planet Mars made of resin with reliefs of the most important environments of the red planet. Allows blind people to feel with their hands and transported to places like the Tharsis region, Mount Olympus ( Olympus Mons ) Gale Crater , The deserts of Utopia and Aeria, Valles Marineris and the South Pole . O ther exhibitions on the Moon was also submitted, the Sun, a model of the Arecibo Observatory among others. This was presented by Dr. Gloria Maria Izidro Villamizar , the blind sculptor and lecturer... Read More...

Apr 28
2016

April 27 - Sidewalk Astronomy

Wednesday, April 27 2016, Vâlcea Astronomy Club held another Sidewalk Astronomy event in Râmnicu Vâlcea, Vâlcea County, Romania. People were able to see The Sun with a few sunspots and planet Jupiter with its four Galilean moons. Here are some other events of this project: https://astronomievalcea.wordpress.com/ https://www.facebook.com/astronomie.valcea/ Read More...

Apr 28
2016

Sun Day from Siberia. Omsk. 2016/04/24

April 24 Omsk amateur astronomers and lecturers Omsk planetarium on its observation platform organized a massive solar observations. With the help of one of the telescopes of the solar disk projected image spots on the screen. The second telescope Coronado, everyone could see the "boiling" surface Solna, prominences. Observations began at 13:00 and lasted until 16:00. The observations were accompanied by a small flash mob - a group of visitors, yoga, exercise demonstrated the "Sun Greeting" Read More...

Apr 28
2016

Star Party from Siberia. Omsk. 2016/04/16 and 2016/04/22

April 16 Omsk planetarium on its observation platform from 21.00 to 24.00 held a star party. The visitors, despite the Rain, were able to admire the craters on the Moon, Jupiter system and its four satellites and, thanks to lecturers planetarium, "take a tour" through the constellations. April 22 Omsk amateur astronomers and lecturers Omsk planetarium star party held for visitors to the libraries of the night. Observations began at 21:00 and lasted until 2:00 am Read More...

Apr 25
2016

April 24, 2016 ALP GAM SUNDay Free Solar Viewing Report

by James Kevin Ty

Last April 24th, ALP celebrated Global Astronomy Month by staging SUNDay , a free solar viewing activity, at San Miguel by the Bay (SMBY) . Members who were present are ALP President James Kevin Ty, wife Charito and son Kendrick Cole KC Ty; Secretary Christopher Louie Lu, Treasurer Andrew Ian Chan, directors Iah Serna, Shubhashish Banerjee, Peter Benedict Tubalinal , John Ray Cabrera ; and Miguel Cajita . They started to setup their telescopes at 4:00pm despite the hot and humid weather. ALPer James brought along his Coronado PST-Ha on Celestron Nexstar mount ; Andrew with his Skywatcher 80ED refractor... Read More...

Apr 24
2016

Celebrating SOL on AWB Spanish Facebook

Pablo, a resident of Buenos Aires (Argentina), framed the Sun with his fingers as it set over Isla de Coche, Venezuela. In "Astronomía sin Fronteras ", the AWB social network in Spanish, we are celebrating Sun by sharing photos and facts about our star as well as tips on how to safely observe it. Please join us and follow the hashtag #SunDay2016 Read More...

Apr 24
2016

Charla "Astronomía y Astrofotografía para Aficionados" GAM 2016

We thank everyone who attended the educational talk and astronomical observation "Astronomía y Astrofotografía parea Aficionados " in Complex Technological Innovation at the University of Turabo in Gurabo, Puerto Rico last April 23, 2016 from 7:30 pm. T he use of the most common telescopes and planetary astrophotography, comets, nebulae, planetary nebulae and galaxies captured in the dark sky of Caguas, Puerto Rico was demonstrated. astronomical observation was also made to the planet Jupiter with its Galilean moons and a unique journey into the craters on the Moon projected live on a giant screen which all present learned and were... Read More...

Apr 23
2016

Austrian Science Night 2016

Every year, more than 100.000 visitors participate in Austria's annual Science Night. During this special night, thousands of scientists present their work to the public at more than 250 locations like university institutes, museums and private research facilities. The Austrian Science Night is one of Europe's largest science events for the public. This year, outdoor temperatures were favorable and the sky was at least partly clear. That is why the Science Night motivated a lot of people to come to the Vienna Observatory, home of Vienna's Astrophysical Institute. The 360 degree panorama captured the atmosphere on the east terrace of... Read More...

Apr 23
2016

GAM16 Star Party at Jamnagar

I organized a star party at Jamnagar on 16 Apr 2016 as part of Global Star Party of GAM 2016. The program was to show the constellations, zodiac belt and telescope observation. People show the Moon and Jupiter with its moons by a 6" reflector telescope. My computer science student helped me at site for management. We recorded the contact details of people who were more insterested in astronomy. Many people asked to show other objects in sky and many asked about when our next such program will be. Approx 350+ people of age range 8-70 participated in program. Read More...

Apr 22
2016

GAM2016: Roaya In Support of Libyan Educational Institutions

Roaya Astro team in the Libyan capital Tripoli, is still playing a valuable role for GAM2016, as they had their last astro lecture in Alkremia high school on Thursday 21. The lecturer,Emad Alsrity talked about the solar system, stars formation, season s of Earth, and basics of astronomical observation by telescopes. The 60 students who joined the lecture had showed great satisfaction towards the event and delivered interesting questions at the end of it Read More...

Apr 22
2016

April 22

Today, April 22, 2016, in collaboration with the County Library "Antim Ivireanul", Periodicals - Legislation Department, we continued the project The Universe seen by telescopes. The project, as the name suggests, allows students from schools in the city and county to observe various celestial bodies through a telescope. Today, it was time for students from the School No. 5, Ramnicu Valcea and for students from the school in Budești-Linia, Valcea County. https://www.facebook.com/astronomie.valcea/ https://astronomievalcea.wordpress.com/universul-vazut-prin-telescop/ Read More...

Apr 22
2016

GAM2016 in Libya : Roaya supports local space communities

As the world celebrates the global astronomy month GAM2016, Roaya astro is in the move for organising hangouts, lectures, meetings, and workshops in all cities of Libya. ROAYA's member in Misrata city, Nedal Alhassan, has held a meeting last Tuesday 19, under the title of "Horizons of the Universe". The meeting was in Misurata University and was attended by students and faculty staff. Read More...

Apr 22
2016

Visiting a school for talks and solar observation

Amateur Astronomers from León, Nicaragua, sharing with high school students (Calasanz) in León, Nicaragua, giving talks, doing solar observations and sharing experiences on Tuesday April 19 and Wednesday April 20. Students participated actively during each talk, with questions and opinions about Astronomy Science, we encouraged them to be more involved with it and we are planning to visited them again into the near future..... To be continued :) Emilio Zuniga - ASAFILE Photos: Orlando Chavez Esquivel Read More...

Apr 21
2016

April 21

Today, April 21, 2016, in collaboration with the County Library "Antim Ivireanul", Periodicals - Legislation Department, we continued the project The Universe seen by telescopes. The project, as the name suggests, allows students from schools in the city and county to observe various celestial bodies through a telescope. Today, it was time for students from School No. 10, Ramnicu Valcea and from School No. 4, Ramnicu Valcea. https://www.facebook.com/astronomie.valcea/ https://astronomievalcea.wordpress.com/universul-vazut-prin-telescop/ Read More...

Apr 20
2016

Studies on the Moon - Mons Pico (Mount Pico)

I share this study conducted on the Moon from Caguas, Puerto Rico 4/15/2016 - 7:30 pm. The approach was to Mount Pico. 2,400 m = 37km (measuring shadow) x 3.7 tg (Altitude of the Sun at the time) Read More...

Apr 20
2016

April 20

Today, April 20, 2016, in collaboration with the County Library "Antim Ivireanul", Periodicals - Legislation Department, we continued the project The Universe seen by telescopes. The project, as the name suggests, allows students from schools in the city and county to observe various celestial bodies through a telescope. Today, it was time for students from School No. 10, Ramnicu Valcea and from the School in Olanesti-Sat, Valcea County. https://www.facebook.com/astronomie.valcea/ https://astronomievalcea.wordpress.com/universul-vazut-prin-telescop/ Read More...

Apr 20
2016

April 19

Yesterday, April 19, 2016, in collaboration with the County Library "Antim Ivireanul", Periodicals - Legislation Department, we continued the project The Universe seen by telescopes. The project, as the name suggests, allows students from schools in the city and county to observe various celestial bodies through a telescope. It was time for students from "Take Ionescu" School, Ramnicu Valcea. https://www.facebook.com/astronomie.valcea/ https://astronomievalcea.wordpress.com/universul-vazut-prin-telescop/ Read More...

Apr 20
2016

April 18

Monday, April 18 2016, in collaboration with the County Library „Antim Ivireanul”, Periodicals – Legislation Department, we continued the project The Universe seen by telescopes. The project, as the name suggests, allows students from schools in the city and county to observe various celestial bodies through a telescope. It was time for students from „Victor Giuleanu” secondary school, Ramnicu Valcea. https://www.facebook.com/astronomie.valcea/ https://astronomievalcea.wordpress.com/universul-vazut-prin-telescop/ Read More...

Apr 20
2016

Above the storm... with Scorpius!

Scorpius shone bright for Jesús Miguel Peralta , but not for the residents of a nearby town in the Andes Mountains. Jesús captured this stunning view from a site 4,000 m above sea level in the Province of San Juan (Argentina). At the far right, you can see Antares. Further left, there are the three stars that make Scorpius' pincers and, below them, planet Mars. Unaware of the stars, residents of Barreal city endure a wind and dust storm, a common occurrence in that region. This photo-story was our choice from those submitted to Astronomía sin Fronteras , the AWB... Read More...

Apr 20
2016

April 16 - Sidewalk Astronomy

Saturday, April 16 2016, Vâlcea Astronomy Club held another Sidewalk Astronomy event in Râmnicu Vâlcea, Vâlcea County, Romania. People were able to see The Sun with a giant sunspot, planet Jupiter with its four Galilean moons and craters, mountains and maria on the surface of our own Moon. https://www.facebook.com/astronomie.valcea/ https://astronomievalcea.wordpress.com/ Read More...

Apr 20
2016

April 15 - Sidewalk Astronomy

Friday, April 15 2016, Vâlcea Astronomy Club held another Sidewalk Astronomy event in Râmnicu Vâlcea, Vâlcea County, Romania. People were able to see The Sun with a giant sunspot, planet Jupiter with its four Galilean moons and craters, mountains and maria on the surface of our own Moon. https://www.facebook.com/astronomie.valcea/ https://astronomievalcea.wordpress.com/ Read More...

Apr 20
2016

April 14

Also on April 14 2016, in collaboration with the County Library „Antim Ivireanul”, Periodicals – Legislation Department, we continued the project The Universe seen by telescopes. The project, as the name suggests, allows students from schools in the city and county to observe various celestial bodies through a telescope. It was time for students from Amărăști Secondary School. https://www.facebook.com/astronomie.valcea/ https://astronomievalcea.wordpress.com/universul-vazut-prin-telescop/ Read More...

Apr 20
2016

April 14

Also on April 14, 2016, in collaboration with the County Library „Antim Ivireanul”, Periodicals – Legislation Department, we continued the project The Universe seen by telescopes. The project, as the name suggests, allows students from schools in the city and county to observe various celestial bodies through a telescope. It was time for students from Glăvile Secondary School. https://www.facebook.com/astronomie.valcea/ https://astronomievalcea.wordpress.com/universul-vazut-prin-telescop/ Read More...