Event Reports

Apr 11
2019

Bringing More Astronomy Into Your Language - the IAU Astronomy Translation Network

Although many excellent resources in astronomy education and outreach exist worldwide, most of them are only available in English, thus preventing non-English speakers to have access to them. Language barriers... Read More...

Apr 11
2019

The Need of Critical Thinking in Society

This year marks my 12th year working to popularise astronomy to the public using online media, Usually, national media outlets using our articles as their reference or interview me and... Read More...

Apr 10
2019

A Journey to the Silk Road at Night

For over 2000 years, the Silk Road has been connecting the east and west world since the Han Dynasty. With its thousands of miles, the Silk Road became an important... Read More...

Apr 10
2019

What About Astronomy in the Middle East?

Writing about Astronomy is a special skill. Whether it's a scientific article or a piece of advice, it's not something just anybody can easily do. What does an amateur astronomer... Read More...

Apr 10
2019

Astronomers Without Borders - Gunstar

Hello! I am Clayton, the founder of the Gunstar Team. Today, we are known as the cultural institute, " Astronomy Gunstar," the first and most traditional astronomy club in Goias,... Read More...

Apr 10
2019

OpenSpace: Making Astronomy Accessible for Everyone

by Frances Azaren

APRIL 18, 2019, 15:00 UTC Join Astronomers Without Borders on our Facebook Live to learn innovative ways to make astronomy accessible for everyone! We will share a variety of resources,... Read More...

Apr 10
2019

Global Star Party: Saturday, April 13, 2019

The ultimate observing event, Global Star Party , is a chance for everyone from novice to expert to enjoy and explore the sky. Anyone can hold a Global Star Party!... Read More...

Apr 10
2019

It's Time To Enter the 2019 Lunar Selfies Contest!

Invite the moon into your portraits! Join our free photo contest providing an opportunity for photographers to take an artistic portrait(s) of the moon anytime during an entire lunar cycle.... Read More...

Apr 10
2019

On the Moon

The Moon is one amazing target when observed with a sturdy mounted telescope, capable to handle higher magnifications. One seems to hover over the lunar landscape, visually just a tad... Read More...

Apr 09
2019

Looking Back to See Ahead

For those of us in astronomy, time travel is an everyday reality. Our telescopes constantly look to the sky and to the past, searching for clues to understand the universe.... Read More...

Apr 09
2019

Building A Better World Through Science and Astronomy: The Nigerian Story

The Astronomers Without Borders (AWB) Nigeria will be organizing a number of events to mark this year's Global Astronomy Month (GAM). Some of these events include: Yuri's Night Astronomy on... Read More...

Apr 09
2019

April 30

by Frances Azaren

Counting craters on Pluto's largest moon Charon shows that there aren't enough of the small ones. Thus, there may have been many fewer small impacting objects (under 1-2 km wide)... Read More...

Apr 09
2019

April 29

by Frances Azaren

The search for a theorized 9th planet in our solar system hasn't found it yet. But it has turned up a dim object that's about 3x farther from the Sun... Read More...

Apr 09
2019

April 28

by Frances Azaren

Stay in your lane! Jupiter's inner moons orbit in the direction that Jupiter spins (“prograde”). The outer moons orbit the opposite way, except Valetudo. The tiny body is speeding like... Read More...

Apr 09
2019

April 27

by Frances Azaren

In 1987 a supernova in the nearby Large Magellanic Cloud was accompanied by detection of 25 neutrinos from the explosion by underground detectors. Now Japan's Super-Kamiokande neutrino observatory will search... Read More...

Apr 09
2019

April 26

by Frances Azaren

50 years ago, Armstrong & Aldrin walked across the Apollo 11 landing site. Later, the crews of Apollo 15, 16 & 17 explored while riding battery-powered, 4-wheel rovers (“Moon buggies”).... Read More...

Apr 09
2019

April 25

by Frances Azaren

Last fall NASA's Parker Solar Probe raced past the Sun within 24 million km (15 million miles) at 343,000 km/hour (213,000 mph). It will make at least 23 more such... Read More...

Apr 09
2019

April 24

by Frances Azaren

Galactic center crowd: Besides giant black hole Sagittarius A* (4 billion x the mass of the Sun), there's a cluster of binary systems within a few light-years. Each consists of... Read More...

Apr 09
2019

April 23

by Frances Azaren

Pulsars are highly magnetized neutron stars, spinning fast & emitting radio beams. They can be deadly. The powerful wind from a “black widow pulsar” in a binary star system can... Read More...

Apr 09
2019

April 22

by Frances Azaren

A “cosmic web” of long, thin filaments of galaxies, intergalactic gas & dark matter pervades the universe. Where filaments cross each other (“a node”) there may be hundreds of galaxies... Read More...