Event Reports

Aug 07
2019

Collimation Problem Found and Solved

by Kai Staats

AWB Update - August 1, 2019 at 1:38 PM Two days ago we completed the collimation of the telescope. While we thought this was completed two days prior, closer inspection... Read More...

Aug 04
2019

The Telescope is Collimated!

by Kai Staats

AWB Update - July 30, 2019 at 1:11 PM The telescope is collimated! This was no easy endeavor, but finally, the mirrors are aligned. Photos and a deeper explanation to... Read More...

Aug 03
2019

2019 AstroArts Contest Winners

Here are the winners of the GAM 2019 contest! Congratulations to all! Under 7 years old category: Zaid Moon 1st Place India Damini Humanity in Space 2nd Place India Okko... Read More...

Aug 02
2019

Perseids 2019

As every year, in the month of August, we have the classic "Perseids", a stream of meteors that is produced by combustion in the atmosphere of dust and rockery from... Read More...

Aug 01
2019

Celestial Cherry Blossoms

The poet Basho, whose name is acclaimed worldwide for haiku esteemed, wrote myriad works for their greatness famed and frequently nature themed. Japan in the sixteen hundreds was where his... Read More...

Aug 01
2019

Astrotreasures in Romania (8)

After a terrible war in 1877-78, the Ottoman Empire vs. the Russian Empire, Romania and the Balkan volunteers, the Romanian state became independent and recovered Dobruja. Then, wanting a cordial... Read More...

Aug 01
2019

Astrotreasures in Romania (7)

The Christian-Orthodox Monastery of Moldovita was founded in 1532 by the “voievod” and “domnitor” Petru Rares (who ruled the Romanian state of Moldova in between 1527 and 1538, and in... Read More...

Aug 01
2019

Astrotreasures in Romania (6)

After the conquest of Transylvania (around 900-1200), the kings of Hungary brought Szekely and Saxon colonists to defend its borders and to become human walls between the Romanians from Transylvania... Read More...

Jul 31
2019

Work on the Telescope's Pedestal and Mirrors Begins

by Kai Staats

AWB Update - July 27 Today saw an incredible effort by instructors and students alike as we sanded and painted the pedestal, and then moved to install the primary and... Read More...

Jul 30
2019

The Work Begins to Set-Up the Telescope

by Kai Staats

AWB Update - July 26 The past three days have seen a great deal of running to town to get parts and tools. Today we took the telescope's original, 250lbs... Read More...

Jul 30
2019

The Telescope is Moved to Mt. Meru Observatory

by Kai Staats

AWB Update - July 23 I arrived yesterday to Tanzania and the Mt. Meru Astronomical Observatory, operated by the Organization for Science Education and Observatory. I am immediately reminded of... Read More...

Jul 30
2019

Telescopes to Tanzania Project Update

by Kai Staats

Kai Staats has returned to Tanzania to work with Telescopes to Tanzania Astronomy Ambassadors for the installation of the upgraded, 1969 12.5" Cave-Cassegrain at the Mt. Meru Astronomical Observatory. This... Read More...

Jul 30
2019

Tanzania Touchdown

by Kai Staats

AWB Update - July 22, 2019 I am safely arrived to Meru, Tanzania. Tomorrow I meet with the board of directors for the science center and observatory, then work with... Read More...

Jul 30
2019

Kai Prepares to Return to Tanzania

by Kai Staats

AWB Update - July 18 In just 48 hours I will board a flight to Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. There, we will unpack and reassemble the historic Cave-Cassegrain telescope initially refurbished by... Read More...

Jul 27
2019

Lecture: The Moon Revisited: 50 Years After Apollo, A Gateway to Mars

This is a free, public program sponsored by www.MontaukObservatory.com Seating is limited. To register for free tickets, go to: https://emmart.eventbrite.com https://emmart.eventbrite.com Join Carter Emmart for a lively, illustrated walk through... Read More...

Jul 26
2019

Astronomy and Cloudy Skies

Observational astronomy is one of the most appealing aspects of astronomy. Be it in gazing at the starry skies, looking through a telescope, or capturing the beauty through a camera,... Read More...

Jul 26
2019

ASTRONOMY FOR YOUTH – COCHABAMBA, BOLIVIA EVENT #IAU100 #MOONLANDING50

Hello Astronomers! As part of worldwide events in #MoonLanging50 and #IAU100. An event dedicated for youth on development of Astronomy in Cochabamba Bolivia was realized. Astronomy for Youth – Cochabamba,... Read More...

Jul 25
2019

Astrotreasures in Romania (5)

The Barsana Monastery was founded in 1326, remaining Christian Orthodox all the time, in spite of the Magyar and Austrian pressures. It was remade in 1993 as both a culmination... Read More...