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Jan 14

''Un encuentro astronómico''.

by Mauricio de Jesús García Ruíz

La actividad se desarrolló el día 13 de enero del 2021, en la biblioteca pública '' Fernando Buitrago Morales '' del municipio de Boaco y contó con la presencia de niños que pertenecen al círculo de lectura de dicha institución, se sumaron a la misma la directora Lic.Pastora Urbina y miembros de la biblioteca. Los participantes fueron parte de una jornada de conversación sobre astronomía. Un punto de encuentro muy ameno, divertido y sobre todo lleno de muchos cuestionamientos. Como introducción y parte de las preguntas expresadas: ¿qué es la astronomía? y ¿qué saben acerca del universo ?, ¿diferencia entre... Read More...

Jan 05

INTERNATIONAL ASTRONOMY CONTEST 2020-21

The International Astronomy Contest gives you an opportunity to groom your knowledge in Astronomy and gives you a platform for your career dream in astronomy. Institute of Aeronautics Astronautics and Aviation (IAAA) organizes International Astronomy Contest 2021 in association with Space Generation Advisory Council of Cameroon and National Space Society, Mumbai as Knowledge Partner. Office For Astronomy Outreach of the International Astronomical Union is the Dissemination Partner. The jury panel consists of Astronomy Club of Cameroon and Bangladesh Astronomy Research Collaboration. The COVID19 pandemic crisis has severely impacted and disrupted academic education and regular student activities all over the world.... Read More...

Jan 01

The Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn watched fro St.Estevam Village in Goa, India

by William Afonso

An exciting way to end the Year. With a Wonderful Viewing done from St.Estevam , Goa India Following all the Norms of Social Distancing Video Taken in Midsts of Live harp Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFAF-cCXzmE Read More...

Jan 01

The Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn watched fro St.Estevam Village in Goa, India

by William Afonso

An exciting way to end the Year. With a Wonderful Viewing done from St.Estevam , Goa India Following all the Norms of Social Distancing Video Taken in Midsts of Live harp Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFAF-cCXzmE Read More...

Dec 22
2020

Great Conjunction _ 2020

At December 21 st we have all witnessed the rare astronomical event – Great Conjunction of two giant planets - Jupiter and Saturn, which occurs in every 800 years. Georgia Astronomy Club - GAC encouraged its members to observe this remarkable happening and take pictures. Club administrator Lucas Khutiashvili provided live coverage of the Conjunction from his Celestron 127 STL telescope: https://www.facebook.com/100003344579177/videos/g.698316136907929/3596011333853650 Peak of the event for Georgia has occurred right after the sunset from 06.20PM till the planets set beyond the horizon at 7.40PM. After that GAC has been broadcasting live from the Youtube of Virtual Telescope Project by... Read More...

Dec 17
2020

SOLAR ECLIPSE 2020 - DECEMBER 14TH - COCHABAMBA, BOLIVIA

Hello Astronomers! Great expectation about Solar Eclipse in many countries! In Bolivia, we were able to watch a partial eclipse though. As time allowed in midday, and also since we are in rainiy season. I was able to make som Astrophotography, using some Solar Viewer Glasses + DSLR Camera for that moment. For the city of Cochabamba, the eclipse was visible as follow: Start: 10:46 Maximum: 11:55 Percentage of Disk: 29% End: 13:08 Using this Solar viewer filters, we were allowed to watch the Solar Eclipse by: Using Glasses and directly looking at it; Adapting one filter for using DSLR... Read More...

Dec 17
2020

The Great Conjunction - Visual Challenge

by Arvind Paranjpye

The Great conjunction of Jupiter-Saturn on 21 December 2020 Visual Challenge Long-awaited conjunction is now only a few days away. We know that on 21 December 20 the planets will be just 0.1 deg from each other. This will be a very special event. The planets will be so close to each other that it will be extremely difficult, if not completely impossible to see them separately with the naked eyes. For reference, Alcor and Mizar of Ursa Major, the Great Bear are separated by 12 minutes of arc or 0.2 deg. Sighting of Alcor and Mizar as two separate... Read More...

Dec 17
2020

AWB SERBIA - ASTRONOMY QUIZ ON DECEMBER 15th 2020

Every 15th of the month, except in April, AWB is organizing a small internet quiz featuring 10 questions on a selected astronomical subject. On December 15th, 2020, the 47th quiz took place, the theme of the day was: "Binary stars". We had 57 participants, each of whom got a free e-book on astronomy. Those who had all 10 answers correct, received an e-book and a gold certificate. Read More...

Dec 16
2020

Legendary Conjunction of Planets.

Page of Event : facebook. https://www.facebook.com/events/815138625558889 Read More...

Dec 16
2020

Greatest Eclipse of South America.

Goiânia, home to the Gunstars, one of the cities close to the linear observation, had an incredible day of solar observation. On one of the very few times that the headquarters was opened to the general public. An afternoon of Astronomy with meteorite museum, Mineralogy of Star Evolution, plus the great show was the meeting of Sun and Moon in a partial eclipse. Our team provided equipment for 2 points in the city Alem da Sede, observation was made in Vila Canaã. An incredible day of practical astronomy, of contact and attendance to the Public in the middle of the... Read More...

Dec 14
2020

ASTRONOMY SCHOOL FOR BEGINNERS-FIRST TRIMESTER 2020

Since September 1st, 2020 I have been publishing lessons for the "Astronomy School for Beginners" every Tuesday on this Twitter page: https://twitter.com/GracaninLiliana There are lessons for adults, lessons for children, and astronomical coloring pages for young children. Every Saturday there is an exhibition with painted pictures of young children. So far we have had 14 lessons.The first test was two weeks ago. 73 people took the test for adults and 12 children took the test for children. Everyone received certificates and an astronomical e-book as a gift. Next Tuesday the school continues with Lesson 15. Read More...

Dec 14
2020

AWB SERBIA - ASTRONOMY QUIZ ON NOVEMBER 15th 2020

Every 15th of the month, except in April and August, AWB-Serbia is organizing a small quiz featuring 10 questions on a selected astronomical theme. On November 15th, was the theme of 46th Quiz: "Barnard Star". We had 67 participants, each got an astronomy e-book. Read More...

Dec 14
2020

AWB SERBIA - ASTRONOMY QUIZ ON OCTOBER 15th 2020

Every 15th of the month, except in April and August, AWB-Serbia is organizing a small quiz featuring 10 questions on a selected astronomical theme. On October 15th, was the theme of 44th Quiz: "One Question - one (dwarf) Planet". We had 74 participants, each got this time a voucher from Amazon. Those ones who had all 10 answers right, received an Amazon sponsored Tablet and a gold certificate. Read More...

Nov 30
2020

The Great Conjunction & Other Celestial Events: A Virtual Lecture

Every twenty years, the giant planets Jupiter and Saturn meet each other in the night sky as they both cycle their way slowly through the zodiac. This year, however, the pair will meet in the closest conjunction in approximately 400 years, merging almost into a single point in the evening sky of the winter solstice. You won't want to miss this sight, nor the other splendid opportunities for winter stargazing, from Orion's brilliant nebula to the Geminid meteor shower. Hamptons Observatory Senior Educator and NASA Solar System Ambassador, William Francis Taylor, will guide you through the celestial calendar and help... Read More...

Oct 27
2020

I have a Dream

I have a Dream I am a simple and curious person. I always wondered about the magic that was everywhere due to the mechanics and wills of God in nature. I always wondered about everything and nothing convinced me at first. My first Astronomical experience was with Comet Halley in the 80's, all lively stores, shopping malls in the city, on the radio it was always the same subject as on TV, that in a way brought people together and transformed something common like our lives and made them different expectations, I was a simple child but I remember many... Read More...

Oct 19
2020

AWB SERBIA - ASTRONOMY QUIZ ON OCTOBER 15th 2020

Every 15th of the month, except in April, AWB-Serbia is organizing a small quiz featuring 10 questions on a selected astronomical theme. On October 15th, was the theme of 44th Quiz: "One Question - one (dwarf) Planet". We had 74 participants, each got this time a voucher from Amazon. Those ones who had all 10 answers right, received an Amazon sponsored Tablet and a gold certificate. Read More...

Oct 19
2020

Mars Observation Week _ 2020

Thus, we have concluded “Mars Observation Week_2020” and online photo-exhibition dedicated to the Red Planet being in opposition and shining effectively in the autumn sky. Anyone with camera has been encouraged to take the picture of Mars. Mr. Arkadi Zurabiani and Provider of the telescopes @Celestron/Planetarium also shared the video and small informative lecture has been provided to the club members: https://www.facebook.com/100000056663346/videos/4749016485110193/. Also, watch the video from David Samkharadze "Andromeda, Mars and Moon, 800 shots, 5D Mark III, ISO 2000, f/2,8, 15.00 sec, 16mm, 4K: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLTLU00VwZI; Amateur astrophotographers with various technology capabilities have submitted their pictures, which are presented here.... Read More...

Oct 17
2020

3D PRINTED ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY ACCESORIES

Greetings Astronomers! Did you ever think on make your own instruments accessories? Nowadays, alternatives for creating your own tools and materials are actually diverse. For some time, I wanted to buy some accessories for making Astrophotography. Normally a good option would be to acquire a robust metal made accessories, considering a T-ring and specific adapter in case of Nikon/Canon DSLR Cameras. Which is great and work properly. Moreover, cost and transportation is also a consideration depending on your location. Being in charge of San Agustin Astronomy and Space Sciences Club, I was noticed of some robotic projects by using 3D... Read More...

Oct 17
2020

DIY TELESCOPE CASES PROJECT

Hello Astronomers! When talking about taking care of instrumentation, we think on telescope cases for avoiding dust and sun exposure. This year was suitable for developing proper astronomy projects such as Astrophotography, observation reporting and maintenance of equipment. Therefore, one important thing I was planning for a while was the acquisition of cases for taking care of telescopes as they should. My first alternative was to identify and consider to buy dedicated cases online. Moreover, the considerable cost and pandemic affection on delivery, dismissed it as an option. So by using low cost materials and some handcraft work, I reached... Read More...

Oct 15
2020

World Space Week Celebrations at AUSAO

by AUSAO

Various activities were planned Online Webinars of Renowned Speakers Poster Making Competitions Model Making Competitions Read More...

Oct 08
2020

Live broadcast of the moon on facebook

International Observe the Moon Night is a global event sponsored by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter mission and the Solar System Exploration Division of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, with many contributors. The event promotes the observation, evaluation and understanding of our Moon and its connection with science and planetary exploration. The astronomy and science club M45 participated in this event through its Facebook page with live broadcast of the moon on Saturday night, September 26, 2020, from 20:00. #observethemoon #observealua # clubem45 Read More...

Oct 06
2020

CELEBRATIONS OF UN WORLD SPACE WEEK IN CYPRUS (AWB PARTNERSHIP)

CYPRUS Celebrates World Space Week - Biggest Space Event on Earth - October 4-10 LARNACA – 03 OCTOBER, 2020 The annual celebration of World Space Week is planned for October 4-10, 2020 in CYPRUS with the theme “Satellites Improve Life”. Activities such as revealing news and informing the public about satellites and their broad benefits for humankind by the KITION PLANETARIUM & OBSERVATORY capture the spirit of this theme. “Every year from October 4 to 10, people all over the world gather to celebrate the accomplishments of humankind in space exploration and inspire our youth,” says World Space Week National... Read More...

Sep 30
2020

Astronomy in a Drive-In

by Marcelo de Oliveira Souza

The Louis Cruls Astronomy Club organized here in our city, Campos dos Goytacazes, here in Brazil on September 25th, Friday, and September 26th,Saturday, an Astronomy Drive-in event. People participated from their cars. We had the support of the biggest Shopping Center of our city. We used the parking of the Shopping Center and project videos and images in a big screen. It was a big success!!! We had in each day the participation of more than 170 people in 45 cars. Read More...

Sep 30
2020

Observe the Moon 2020 Goias.

Moon observation night 2020 was a great opportunity to highlight the commitment and the protagonism of our institution in Goias now besides a date for the observation of the full moon, we assume the commitment for a new project that we will affectionately call '' Lunatics '' once mes the Club opens the doors of its headquarters for observations of the crescent moon the same proposal of NASA with this incredible mobilization. With all the adversity of the moment many people went up the hill for moments to observe, talk and be happy. Let's go together for the future with... Read More...

Sep 30
2020

Astronomy in a Drive-In

by Marcelo de Oliveira Souza

We organized here in our city, Campos dos Goytacazes, here in Brazil on September 25th, Friday, and September 26th,Saturday, an Astronomy Drive-in event. People participated from their cars. We had the support of the biggest Shopping Center of our city. We used the parking of the Shopping Center and project videos and images in a big screen. It was a big success!!! We had in each day the participation of more than 170 people in 45 cars. Read More...