Event Reports

Aug 11

Astrotreasures in Romania (10)

by Frances Azaren

The old tradition of Horezu ceramics (Valcea County) was included in the UNESCO Intangible Heritage in 2012. In 2019 June I had the opportunity to visit such a workshop (“Pietraru”)... Read More...

Aug 11

Astrotreasures in Romania (9)

The Christian-Orthodox Monastery of Arges was founded in 1514 by Neagoe Basarab, ruler (“voievod” and “domnitor”) of Wallachia. Later it became a national symbol of beauty and spiritual resistance against... Read More...

Aug 11

Nights of the Stars august 2019

Hi all, This year, clouds were not too much in the way , we had 2 giant planets, the Moon, Messier objects, NGC, some perseids, (even the Milky Way at... Read More...

Aug 10

Girls Shine at Nigeria-Astronomers Without Borders Astronomy Camp

by Jessica Santascoy Community Engagement Manager, Astronomers Without Borders (AWB) Imagine you are a 10-year old female and you love looking at the sky. You want to learn more -... Read More...

Aug 09

Kai Works on Balancing the Telescope

by Kai Staats

AWB Update - August 2, 2019 at 11:53 AM Today Eliona and I spent from 10 am until after 3 pm with a delegation from the US ( https://www.schoolandcollegelistings.com/…/Ailanga-School-P… ),... Read More...

Aug 08

The Telescopes to Tanzania Story

by Kai Staats

AWB Update - August 2, 2019 at 10:49 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 08

Kai Provides Learning Opportunities

by Kai Staats

AWB Update - August 1, 2019 at 2:29 PM Today we opened the first of a number of posters (one of which is over 30 feet long, a print from... Read More...

Aug 07

Spotting Scope Is Installed Today

by Kai Staats

AWB Update - August 1, 2019 at 1:57 PM Today saw the installation of the new Orion spotting scope, declination collar and counter weight, and finally, after 12 days, what... Read More...

Aug 07

Welcome to Mt. Meru Astronomical Observatory

by Kai Staats

AWB Update - August 1, 2019 at 1:44 PM This is the Mt. Meru Astronomical Observatory with the massive roof rolled off. Truly, a very unique architecture. View Kai's Facebook... Read More...

Aug 07

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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...