GAM 2019 Blog

by Sabah Stargazers

Here are some details and photos for our three main events celebrating Global Astronomy Month.

1. Rombituon Festival

Rombituon means "star," in Dusun's ethnic language. Dusun is one of the biggest ethnic groups in the land of North Borneo. A festival that celebrates astronomy in a culture with the objective of preserving astronomy, educates the local community, to protect the dark sky from light pollution. This festival was organized by Sabah Stargazers and successfully collaborated with the local community from Kundasang and the Ministry of Energy, Science, Technoloy, Environment, and Climate Change. (MESTECC). Together, spreading the awareness of astronomy and science, are JUPEM (Jabatan Ukur dan Pemetaan Malaysia Sabah), Petrosains Playsmart KK, Kinabalu Coders, Biotechnology UMS, and agencies under MESTECC.

Venue : Kundasang, Sabah
Date : 6th, 7th April 2019

Activities Of the day

i. Space Coloring Competition (open for age 4-8 years old)

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ii. Sun Gazing

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iii. Water Rocket Competition

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iv. Rombituon Singing Competition

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v. Astrophotography Competition and Exhibition

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 vi. Rombituon Cultural Performance

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 vii. Mini Rombituon Symposium

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viii. Planetarium Show

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ix. Stargazing at the top of Maragang Hill (height of 2232m above sea level)
Hiking at 700m elevation

Group photo before hike

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At the top

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2. Hunt for Sabah Milky Way 2019

Bringing Astrophotographers and Nightscapers to the wonders in Sabah for 4 days and 3 nights.
Date : 4th April - 7th April
Participants are from Sabah, the West of Malaysia and Singapore in total of 30 people.

First briefing

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Center of galaxy and our transport

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3. Space Explorers : Moon Landing

Date : 20th April 2019
Venue : Sabah Stargazers Observatory

Started with a briefing to Space Cadets, Moms and Dads.

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Observing the Moon and Stargazing

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Upgrading Space Cadets to Space Explorers!

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Learn more about the Sabah Stargazers here