Event Reports

Mar 29
2019

April 8

by Frances Azaren

Fifty years after Apollo 11, a Chinese robotic mission is operating on the lunar farside, which never faces Earth. Lander spacecraft Chang'e 4 communicates with ground control via lunar relay... Read More...

Mar 29
2019

April 7

by Frances Azaren

Most pictures of the Apollo 11 astronauts on the Moon show Buzz Aldrin. That's because Neil Armstrong mostly held onto the camera. Armstrong's & Aldrin's footprints can still be seen... Read More...

Mar 29
2019

April 6

by Frances Azaren

Apollo 11's Tranquility Base included an aluminum foil sheet mounted on a pole. As solar wind streamed from the Sun , striking the Moon, wind particles embedded themselves in the... Read More...

Mar 29
2019

April 5

by Frances Azaren

The Apollo 11 astronauts installed the first seismometer on the Moon ; later Apollo crews set up four more. The instruments detected moonquakes, revealed the inner structure of the Moon... Read More...

Mar 29
2019

April 4

by Frances Azaren

July brings the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 . Neil Armstrong & Buzz Aldrin walked on the Moon as Michael Collins orbited above. Lunar rocks they brought back included a... Read More...

Mar 29
2019

April 3

by Frances Azaren

Decades of search failed to confirm that there's a planet around Barnard's star. Now a planet 3 times as massive as Earth & probably rocky is reported . The star... Read More...

Mar 29
2019

April 2

by Frances Azaren

A day on Mercury is longer than a year. If there were hotels on the planet, the cost of a night's lodging would probably exceed annual rent. The robotic probe... Read More...

Mar 29
2019

April 1

by Frances Azaren

Global Astronomy Month begins today. See planet Mars this week after dusk. It's moving past two star clusters visible to the eye or with binoculars. To one side is the... Read More...

Mar 29
2019

The IAU Inclusive Actions in the Framework of its 100 Years Celebrations

In 2019, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) commemorates its 100th anniversary and is organising a year-long celebration to increase awareness of a century of astronomical discoveries as well as to... Read More...

Mar 28
2019

Astrobeauties in Romania (8)

Oh, the need for eclipses of the sky lovers… Read More...

Mar 28
2019

Dark Skies for All! IAU100 Global Project

In celebration of the 100th birthday of the International Astronomical Union, the IAU100 Global Project Dark Skies for All aims to raise awareness for the preservation of dark skies for... Read More...

Mar 27
2019

Globe at Night’s “Adopt-a-Street” Program

As long as Global Astronomy Month has been enjoyed by the world, Globe at Night has been a part of its Dark Skies Awareness program. Globe at Night is the... Read More...

Mar 27
2019

Fireball over Santa Catarina (Brazil)

On Sunday, March 24, 2019, at 21:40 UT (18:40 EBT), several people observed a fireball with magnitude roughly -12. Some observers sent their data to International Meteor Organization and they... Read More...

Mar 27
2019

"Burnt Potatoes"

Part of the cleanroom lunar sample processing arrangements, showing the work areas, glove boxes and other provisions for avoiding lunar sample contamination at the Lunar Sample Building, Johnson Space Center,... Read More...

Mar 27
2019

Making Space for All

A blind student once asked me how dark matter got its name. I told her that its matter, or stuff, that we don't yet understand and cannot see, and when... Read More...

Mar 26
2019

The Telescope Has Arrived!

by Kai Staats

AWB Update - January 21, 2019 The most scary, perhaps the most challenging part of this entire project is completed with success! The telescope has safely arrived to the Alianga... Read More...

Mar 25
2019

Unleash Your Inner Artist

Whether a poet or a painter you can share your love astronomy with the Global Astronomy Month AstroArts programs. We have two very exciting competitions open children and adults: AstroArts... Read More...

Mar 25
2019

Share your event with the Global Astronomy Month community

Are you planning an event for Global Astronomy Month 2019? We want to know! Register your event on our website and it will be listed in the Event List and... Read More...

Mar 25
2019

Send your photo to the Moon!

OPTICKS is a live Networked Performance between the Earth and the Moon, during which images are transmitted to the Moon and back as radio signals in real time. This year... Read More...

Mar 24
2019

Adventures in the mystic city of old goias

Gunstar invites everyone to a super adventure of the global month of Astronomy 2019. With the largest project of dissemination of astronomy and practical observation in Goias the traveling telescope... Read More...