Event Reports

Sep 03
2019

Total Solar Eclipse 2019 in Chile (2)

Summer 2019: the Romanian Society for Meteors and Astronomy (SARM) organized a cultural-astronomical expedition in Latin America. Read More...

Sep 03
2019

Total Solar Eclipse 2019 in Chile (1)

Summer 2019: the Romanian Society for Meteors and Astronomy (SARM) organized a cultural-astronomical expedition in Latin America. Read More...

Sep 02
2019

First Double Star Viewed!

by Kai Staats

AWB Update - September 1, 2019 Two nights ago Zacharia and Pendaeli attended the observatory in order to establish four stars in the "home" position of the 12" telescope for... Read More...

Aug 31
2019

A Letter from Astronomy Ambassador Zacharia

by Kai Staats

AWB Update - August 29, 2019 at 3:27 PM From the airport in Nairobi, I reached out to the ambassadors asking for their experience in the thirty days working to... Read More...

Aug 29
2019

TO THE MOON AND BACK

On 12 April 2019 (58th anniversary of the first person in Space) this photo of our 7m Ase Dome Planetarium was transmitted to the Moon and back as part of... Read More...

Aug 29
2019

Asante Sana Chuck & Sue Ruehle, Kai Staats, and Astronomers Without Borders

by Kai Staats

AWB Update - August 26, 2019 at 4:25 AM In the summer of 2010 Sue and Chuck Ruehle traveled from Wisconsin to Northern Tanzania, and brought with them three 50mm... Read More...

Aug 29
2019

Working Hand-in-Hand For a Common Goal Builds Strong Connections

by Kai Staats

AWB Update - August 25, 2019 at 2:52 AM Yesterday, Saturday, August 24 saw an even more engaged venture than Friday, from mid morning 'till 3 am when the taxi... Read More...

Aug 29
2019

Busy Day to Finish Items on the ToDo List

by Kai Staats

AWB Update - August 23, 2019 at 11:59 PM Yesterday was a whirlwind, go-go-go attempt to cross off as many final items from our TODO list. We returned to the... Read More...

Aug 29
2019

Reflections - This Is Just the Beginning!

by Kai Staats

AWB Update - August 22, 2019 at 11:46 PM Today (Friday) is my second to last day in Tanzania. Sunday morning I fly to Cape Town, South Africa where I... Read More...

Aug 29
2019

A Busy Day at Mt. Meru Astronomical Observatory

by Kai Staats

AWB Update - August 22, 2019 at 11:28 PM Yesterday saw a whirlwind of activity, morning 'till night. Zacharia was successful in his first installation of Ubuntu and installation of... Read More...

Aug 28
2019

Empyreal Medusa

Medusa Nebula, serpentine haired, has never appeared more stunning, not the mortal terror Perseus dared to behead through fearless cunning. Indeed it's the death of a star we see fifteen... Read More...

Aug 26
2019

Kai Rebuilds More Telescopes

by Kai Staats

AWB Update - August 21, 2019 at 12:55 PM Today Eliatosha, Eliona and I rebuilt the 3" Celestron refractor and a smaller, longer focal length Meade refractor telescope. It took... Read More...

Aug 26
2019

Group Completes Work at Organization for Science Education and Observatory at Ailanga Secondary School

by Kai Staats

AWB Update - August 20, 2019 at 11:53 AM Today we completed the sorting and cleaning of the Organization for Science Education and Observatory (OSEO) at Ailanga Secondary School, taking... Read More...

Aug 23
2019

Mt. Meru Astronomical Observatory Hosts Astronomy Ambassadors Meeting

by Kai Staats

AWB Update - August 19, 2019 at 11:39 AM Today was a big day, from sunrise to sunset. Eliona arrived to my lodge a bit past 7:00 am to engage... Read More...

Aug 23
2019

Mt. Meru Astronomical Observatory Is Becoming a Warm and Welcoming Place

by Kai Staats

AWB Update - August 17, 2019 at 1:06 PM Today Elineema, Zacharia, and I applied a water-based polyeurethane to the observatory floor. It took three weeks to find a shop... Read More...

Aug 22
2019

Mt. Meru Astronomical Observatory Gets a New Floor

by Kai Staats

AWB Update - August 16, 2019 at 10:14 PM Yesterday was ... challenging. We emptied the entire observatory, including removal of the telescope from the Dec arm to make way... Read More...