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Oct 21

Astronomy in the Nutshell for beginners!

Sponsored by Re:Coded House in Erbil, The head of AOYA (the Association of Young Astronomy), has given a two and a half hour presentation titled "Astronomy in the Nutshell for the Beginners". In fact education has come up to better standards in Kurdistan allowing an ever growing number of youths who have built a very strong interest in astronomy but still lack the basic knowledge and therefore have no clue of where and how to make a proper start. Hence came our endeavor to guide those enthusiasts and help put them on the right track through learning the preliminary skills... Read More...

Oct 20

Restart of "Austrian-Amateur-Astronomer Meeting" at the biggest public observatory of Austria

This weekend we restarted an old Austrian tradition. The so called "Austrian Amateur Astronomer Meeting", which was running for decades and was stopped about 15 years ago, had it's revival. The location was well chosen. The biggest Austrian public observatory "VEGA" formed the framework for this event. This observatory was opened last year and is situated near the city of Salzburg. It is equipped with modern presentation and multimedia techniques. The centerpiece is a 1 meter reflector telescope from ASA -Astro Systeme Austria. The revival of this traditional meeting was initiated by ÖAV - Österreichischer Astronomischer Verein. The main topic... Read More...

Oct 14

WSW2019: Road to Solar Eclipse Malaysia 2019

October 5, 2019, Malaysia – In conjunction of World Space Week 2019, Telok Kemang Observatory held a workshop that open to public (limited to 30pax only). This workshop is focused on Partial Solar Eclipse that can be seen all around Malaysia on 26 th December 2019. The workshop starts around 5:00 PM MYT by Muzamir Mazlan. The workshop included how to see the eclipse (free solar eclipse glasses provided to every participant), where to see and preparation for incoming eclipse. Read More...

Oct 14

International Observe The Moon Night 2019

October 5, 2019, Malaysia – Telok Kemang Observatory held a program to celebrate International Observe The Moon Night 2019 with our local community. The theme is “To The Moon and Back” which highlighted on the 50 th anniversary of Moon Landing. The program start around 8:00PM MYT with with open talk by Assistant Manager of Telok Kemang Observatory, Muzamir Mazlan at PASMA Night Klana Beach Resort Port Dickson (Night-Market Dinner Style). The talk includes the topic about basic exposure about moon landing. Next year astronomical calendar also has been discuss with the public. Muzamir Mazlan also gave a talk about... Read More...

Oct 13

We know the universe

Activity name: "We know the universe teacher Violeta Petkovska School: OU: Koco Racin RS Macedonia Read More...

Oct 13

Earth And Beyond

Astronomy has the power to instill a sense of wonder and joy in students and teachers. Let's learn from each other. Make a poster, presentation or write text for interesting celestial bodies and events. The Universe or the Cosmos The Moon is the Door to the Stars Read More...

Oct 11

Unusual celebrations for "International Observe the Moon Night" and "World Space Week"

I was honorably interviewed by TVB informative program as special guest (the largest television broadcast in HK). Mostly I shared my sharing my adventurous experiences for astronomical observation and promoted the importance of popular science . More importantly, this year is the #MoonLanding50. I also introduced some of knowledge about Apollo mission, and technique for Lunar Photography. And also my precious opportunities to meet with Apollo 15 Astronaut at the California, U.S.A. With the previous television interview about “Lunar Observation” last month (Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival) , I shared about the lunar features (e.g. craters, Maria) and how we can capture... Read More...

Oct 11

Summary InOMN Spain

Hello everybody !! InOMN activities in Spain have already been completed and we have again broken records: On October 5, the International Moon Observation Night (InOMN) was held, an annual event organized by the Communication and Education team of NASA's LRO mission, which brings the whole world together in his observation. In Spain, 101 activities were registered, of which 23 were organized by FAAE associations. Museums, observatories, associations, schools, institutes and individuals joined the great celebration of the Moon, which reached more than 2000 activities worldwide. The event presented several formats in addition to direct observation with telescopes and binoculars,... Read More...

Oct 08

InOMN 2019

On the night of October 5, 2019 the Manila Street Astronomers community conducted several event setups for the International Observe the Moon Night. The group conducted lectures and free telescope viewings at Cavite, Mandaluyong, SM North EDSA, Angono, Mendiola, and Baguio. Other astronomy organizations and individuals also conducted their respective setups (unfortunately not all were registered). At the start of the month the local astronomy community was worried due to cloudy and rainy skies accompanying Tropical Storm 19W (Onyok) that lasted until the night of October 4. From my end in Baguio City we had to cancel the telescope viewing... Read More...

Oct 08

How an Amateur Astrophile and Astronomer Made Her First Step Towards Space Observation

by Bhagyashree Singh

On 5th October 2019, it was the 5th edition of International Moon Observing Day. Although for the world it was the 5th one, it was the first ever observing day for this one-nanosecond old zygote in the world of Astronomy. I have been in connection with this cosmos ever since, but recently, under The Treaty Of Ghaziabad, 2019, I was formally introduced to this extravagant world of astronomy and astrophysics by my Astronomical guide urf Guru, Shri Yash Agarwal, fondly known as Mr. Future President by me. I was very excited for this day since I read about this on... Read More...

Oct 06

International Observe The moon Night 2019 in Erbil, Iraq

Hosted by the International Maarif Schools in Erbil, AOYA has invited the public to attend a night dedicated to observing the moon on Saturday, October 5th. This event was precceded by a 4 day activity program including a lunar photo contest, moon painting, poetry, and creating 3D models of the lunar features. The event was a great sucess, children have added a nice atmosphere and were left speechless when saw the detailed features of the moon as being projected from the scope onto the desplay. We have answered numerous questions about the moon by visitors from all ages and cultural... Read More...

Oct 06

InOMN2019 Goias it was a success.

Acting in worldwide engagement during World Space Week and in conjunction with the International Moon Observation Night, and in solemnity to the 50th anniversary of the Apollo missions and 100 years of the International Astronomical Union, we of the Gunstar Team Institute of Cultural Astronomy, with our largest and most vibrant project the Itinerant Telescope, we took several telescopes for a night of magic and friendship and diffusion of scientific knowledge at the biggest point of cultural reference in the state the Oscar Nyemeier Cultural Center, all for free and in solidarity. For about 45 min the moon and saturn... Read More...

Oct 06

First InOMN-Event in Austria

I am happy to tell that we startet this year our first InOMN Event here in Linz at our little public observatory of our astronomy association - Kepler Sternwarte Linz . Following the appeal of Jessica Santascoy, our AWB-Community Engagement Manager, finally we registered this year an event to celebrate the moon together with many people around the globe. It was a great success despite we had mostly bad weather. Nevertheless we had some holes in the cloud cover and we could give some nice live-views from the moon to our visitors. Additionally to our main instrument for visual observations... Read More...

Oct 06

Retrun To AWB through InOMN 2019

Very long time spent after our last activity in AWB as (Amaterur Astronomers Association of Kurdistan - AAAK) thats due to a very bad security and military circumastances in our region and Iraq after the black occupation of ISIS. Thank to Allah, now every thing is better and here we are return to AWB Community with a new organization named (Kurdistan Astronomical Organization - KAO) just like old days of our early beginning sa (AAAK). InOMN 2019 was our return celebration after we made it last evening, Saturday 5, 2019 in (Minara Park) of (Erbil city) in Iraqi Kurdistan Region,... Read More...

Sep 18

AWB SERBIA - ASTRONOMY QUIZ ON SEPTEMBER 15th 2019

Every 15th of the month, except in April, AWB is organizing a small quiz featuring 10 questions on a selected astronomical subject. On September 15th, 2019, the 33rd quiz took place, the theme of the day was: "Characteristics of the planets in Solar system". We had 46 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...

Sep 12

Goias State Astronomy Festival It was a success.

Goias State Astronomy Festival It was a success. Name: Glitter Festival 2019 Adventure World 6 Edition Start: 02/07 Closing 09/10 Official Events: 02/07 Eclipse of the Sun Meeting (60 people) 07/07 Glitter Go University Square. (150 people) 12/07 On the Moon Again (500 people 2 days) 16/07 Concealment of the Planet of the Rings (saturn) (3 people) 07/16 Partial Eclipse of the Moon (100 people) 17/07 Glitter Go Hydroland (250 people) 27/07 Message to You (Old Goias (90 people) 08/03 Glitter Go, Area 51 Townhouse (200 people) 08/04 5th Week of Astro Adventures in Alto Paraiso (200 people) 08/08 Rain... Read More...

Sep 06

International Observe the Moon Night - InOMN 2019

Astronomers Without Borders invites all astronomical organizations and entities to participate in the 10th annual International Observe the Moon Night. We also invite the public to find an event OR just look up and enjoy the Moon. On October 5th, let's celebrate International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN)! "International Observe the Moon Night is a worldwide celebration of lunar science and exploration held annually since 2010. One day each year, everyone on Earth is invited to join NASA and other organizations to observe and learn about the Moon together, and to celebrate the cultural and personal connections we all have... Read More...

Sep 04

ASTROEDU - COCHABAMBA #IAU100

Hello Astronomers! AstroEDU-COCHABAMBA was a training event in the teaching of Astronomy and Space Sciences for college teachers and normalist students in workshop mode. On Saturday, August 17, the AstroEdu - Cochabamba event was held with great success bringing together teachers from different districts of Cochabamba and other cities as well. As part of the “Open Astronomy Schools” project of the International Astronomical Union (IAU), some of the scope of the event were: A. Free training and empowerment of teachers for the development of ast ronomy in scenarios of sustainable development goals. B. Experts and representatives of the field of... Read More...

Aug 29

TO THE MOON AND BACK

On 12 April 2019 (58th anniversary of the first person in Space) this photo of our 7m Ase Dome Planetarium was transmitted to the Moon and back as part of the Opticks SciArt project by artist Daniela de Paulis and Astronomers Without Borders , to commemorate the first Apollo Moon landing. The 'noise' in moonbounced images is caused by the great distance travelled by the radio signals to the Moon and back (approximately 800,000 km) and by the poor reflective qualities of the Moon's surface. Find out more here: bit.ly/it-opticks . Original photo by Lauren White. Read More...

Aug 22

DEVELOPMENT OF FREE DESIGN PLANISPHERE - ASTROEDU - COCCHABAMBA #IAU100

Hi Astronomers! As part of the free teacher workshop ASTROEDU - COCHABAMBA event, part of the "Open Astronomy Schools" of The International Astronomical Union (IAU). Link of the AstroEdu - Cochabamba: https://www.facebook.com/AstroEduCochabamba/ The followi ng is a Celestial Planisphere of free Design for download and printing, its purpose is to implement a practical class of planisphere assembly. Its design coordinates are for the city of Cochabamba, Bolivia. It consists of an Assembly Guide and was one of the materials developed and provided by AstroEdu - Cochabamba Hopefully this is a first version for the near future with the development of... Read More...

Aug 12

Exoplanet naming contest

The International Astronomical Union has launched the seconde edition of exoplanet naming. See the official site for more detail: http://www.nameexoworlds.iau.org/ In Haiti, we will give a name for the star HD 1502 (a k type star) & its exoplanet HD 1502b (a giant gazeous planet) throu online platforms: https://haitiastronomie.blogspot.com/p/propositions-de-noms-pour-exoworlds.html & https://haitiastronomie.blogspot.com/p/platforme-ii.html I wish for each of you that their respective country is engaged in this contest. I wish that any Haitians visiting this forum would join this adventure for our culture and history on space: https://haitiastronomie.blogspot.com/p/nommer-ne-exoplanete.html Read More...

Aug 12

Mesurer l'Univers

If you are francophone, don't miss this MOOC from Observatoire de Paris: Mesurer l'Univers Mesurer l'Univers Calendrier: Inscription en cours.... Fin des inscricption: 20 octobre 2019 Debut des cours: 23 septembre 2019 Fin des cours: 11 novemvre 2019 Effort estime a 4 h / semaine Read More...

Aug 11

Activities in Spain August 2019

1.- Workshop: The phases of La Luna with Oreo cookies, in the Astronomical Group of Huesca 2.- Guided observation of the sky, in the Astronomical Group of La Rioja 2.- Guided observation of the sky with binoculars and telescopes, in the Astronomical Group of Huesca 3.- Exhibition: Journey to the Moon, 50th Anniversary in the Astronomical Group of Huesca 3.- Conference: The origin of gold in the death of the stars and exhibition of precious metals, in the Astronomical Association of Burgos 3.- Conference: 50 years of Apollo 11, in the Astronomical Group of Huesca 3.- Talk and astronomical observations,... 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 the ESC), with my Nexstar 6 inches, many children, 3 consecutive nights in 3 different locations! Even Apollo 11conferences in various languages I'm exhausted but satisfied by this year's Night of the Stars! http://www.astrovega.be/index. php?option=com_kunena&view= topic&catid=30&id=1253&Itemid= 837 http://www.astrovega.be/ index.php?option=com_kunena& view=topic&catid=30&id=1252& Itemid=837 http://www.astrovega.be/ index.php?option=com_kunena& view=topic&catid=30&id=1255& Itemid=837 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 the tail of comet 109P / Swift-Tuttle, whose radiant is found in the constellation Perseus, hence its name. Graph made with Stellarium From July 17 to August 24, the Earth will be crossing this area of ​​debris deposited by the comet, but the night of 12 to 13, between 23h and 5h, will be when you can enjoy more, since it will reach its maximum THZ with 100 meteors per... Read More...