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Sep 16

AWB SERBIA - ASTRONOMY QUIZ ON SEPTEMBER 15th 2020

After the short summer break, AWB Quiz started on September 15th with the theme "Kuiper Belt". We had 61 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 14

Astronomy Festival 2020 in Tbilisi, Georgia

On September 12, 2020, with the funding of #SRNSFG - Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia, organized by the Georgian Astronomy Club, an Astronomy Festival was held in the Rike Park amphitheatre, Tbilisi, Georgia. Astronomical Festival "Astrofest - 2020" is a public event that includes popular lectures and telescope observations of celestial bodies (Sun, Jupiter, Saturn, constellations). The event is also sponsored by the official partner of #Celestron in Caucasus - #Planetarium. The event has no age restrictions and is completely free! The Astronomy Club offered its telescopes to the attendees, though some brought their own optics. This is... Read More...

Sep 14

DIY Activity ,Making of Wrist Sundial

by AUSAO

Activity for Grade V Aim: To make a wrist sundial Objective: Students are able to tell time using the sundial. Read More...

Sep 14

AUSAO Online Webinar Series

by AUSAO

We have intitated the Online Webinar series on Astronomy & Astrophyiscs The details for the Ist Webinar is as follows Name of the Facilitator : Er. Jayant Joshi ( Retired Scientist Engineer , ISRO) Topic: Space in Space Read More...

Sep 11

Online Induction Program for the Astronomy Club for the academic year 2020-21

by AUSAO

On 6th of August 2020, Online Induction program was conducted in the presence of the Advisory members of the AUSAO club.Students from grade V -XI had taken part. It was a live streaming on the AUSAO facebook page. Read More...

Sep 07

Astronomy Festival 2020 in Ozurgeti, Georgia

On August 27, 2020, with the funding of #SRNSFG - Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia, organized by the Georgian Astronomy Club, an Astronomy Festival was held in the state public meeting area "Performance Square", Ozurgeti, Georgia. Astronomical Festival "Astrofest - 2020" is a public event that includes popular lectures and telescope observations of celestial bodies (Sun, Jupiter, Saturn, constellations). The event is also sponsored by the official partner of #Celestron in Caucasus - #Planetarium. The event has no age restrictions and is completely free! The Astronomy Club offered its telescopes to the attendees, though some brought their own... Read More...

Sep 07

Astronomy Festival 2020, Batumi, Georgia

On August 26, 2020, with the funding of #SRNSFG - Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia, organized by the Georgian Astronomy Club, an Astronomy Festival was held in the Black Sea recreational area amphitheatre “New Boulevard”, Batumi, Georgia. Astronomical Festival "Astrofest - 2020" is a public event that includes popular lectures and telescope observations of celestial bodies (Sun, Jupiter, Saturn, constellations). The event is also sponsored by the official partner of #Celestron in Caucasus - #Planetarium. The event has no age restrictions and is completely free! The Astronomy Club offered its telescopes to the attendees, though some brought their... Read More...

Sep 04

Astronomers Paradise Goias The New Atacama.

Astronomers Paradise Goias The New Atacama. The highlight of the Astronomy Festival was the sixth week of Astronomy in Alto paraiso, an incredible week of Astro Turismo, Astro Aventura Ecologica, covering the vast territory of the Chapada dos Veadeiros. Crystals, stars and a lot of mystery, flying fires, sightings lights and the daily life of one of the most beautiful places on Earth where the extreme nature reveals a sky of incredible beauty in an area of Extreme Low Light pollution and can reach even darker than that. During the day adventures in its wonderful waterfalls, rivers of clean and... Read More...

Aug 16

The Dance - A timelapse film in 4K

" The Dance - Timelapse Video 4K " Desert Southwest, includes arid landscape of the Mojave, Navajo and the Sonoran. From natural sandstones in Utah to towering buttes of Arizona to the Great Basin in eastern California, this dry desert carries its own colors and rhythms. Light from the stars and that of the sun, transforms this desert terrain into even more vivid scenes that changes dramatically from one horizon to another. At dark, nothing is more magical than watching the meteor shower lit up the sky with great intensity over the national monument and national parks of American Southwest.... Read More...

Aug 13

Guns and Heavens Live Reunião

Guns And Heavens Live Reunião. Guns and Heavens Live Reunion Talking about the History of the Astronomy Festival of Goias the Glitter Festival talking about the first Meeting in 2014 until last year the 50 years of the Apollo missions. We talk about Cultural Events with music, Planetarium sessions, school visits, Tourism, talking about Astronomy and Friendship for more than 20 different cities in the State of Goias and their official cells. About the success of the Club's actions, about the affection we receive from our Friends inside and outside Brazil, a dynamic and vibrant organization that inspires other organizations... Read More...

Aug 13

Perseid Trolley

Perseid Trolley Gathering a small group of enthusiasts for one of our partners, Eco villa Vale do Eden to watch the Perseid meteor shower together, we know that the rain is a rain from the northern emisphere, however this year with the waning moon and the favorable climate of our group. enthusiastic I managed to count 83 meteors. Talking about the universe and a workshop on how to make requests was made (ps: joke) requests are only granted when they are made during the lie that the meteor generates brightness in the case and I need to be smart and... Read More...

Aug 12

Concealment of Mars - Selene and Mars encounter in heaven

The dawn of August 9th was special in almost all of Brazil, listening to the hiding of the planet crimson and our celestial companion the Moon. In Goias we had an extreme conjunction on a beautiful dawn for those who like Astronomy. An online broadcast event of the Glitter Festival 2020 Astronomy festival of the state of Goias. Live 001 Live 002 Oficial Video Shot Read More...

Aug 09

In memory of Professor Juan.

In memory of Professor Juan Bernardino. A special live celebrating the memory of our dear friend and great Hero of Astronomy of Goias Juan Bernardino. On the 6th of August, during all the Years, the ALL STAR DAY is celebrated within the Astronomy Festival of the state of Goias. Day to remember the friends and countrymen who left in front of us towards the eternal East, the brightness of the stars, the bosom of Abraham, with affection. The president and founder of the Gunstar Institute spoke for about 1 hour about his experience with Professor Juan and the fruits of... Read More...

Aug 09

Muse of galaxies cultural contest.

Celebrating 10 years of Gunstar, we launched another annual program, this program is a cultural contest where the main objective is to give women a leading role in Cultural Astronomy and Gunstar (our organization). This is not a beauty contest, but an astronomical attitude, but we held a photo session with the muses next to landscapes of the sky such as via lactea. It was produced in an amateur way because it is the first edition and due to Covid's restriction 19 testimonials in videos and during the event, additional Lives and Posdcast were released. The choice will be 1... Read More...

Aug 08

Astronomy Festival 2020 in Kutaisi, Georgia

On August 7, 2020, with the funding of #SRNSFG - Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia, organized by the Georgian Astronomy Club, an Astronomy Festival was held at Ramaz Shengelia Football Stadium, Kutaisi, Georgia. Astronomical Festival "Astrofest - 2020" is a public event that includes popular lectures and telescope observations of celestial bodies (Sun, Jupiter, Saturn, constellations). The event is also sponsored by the official partner of #Celestron in Caucasus - #Planetarium. The event has no age restrictions and is completely free! The Astronomy Club offered its telescopes to the attendees, though some brought their own optics. This is... Read More...

Aug 05

10 years of Hill of Beyond Full Moon Reunions.

10 Years of Hill of Beyond. . In this seventh edition of the Festival do Brilho, we celebrate 10 years of a very special project and internationally known the Full Moon Renions at Morro do Alem. The meetings started even before the formation of the Gunstar Team, where we climbed the hill with only friends and family from our clan and right when we saw a telescope, people were already somehow attracted to observation, that's when we thought ... because not to open this enchantment opportunity for all people the following month in September we started the official activities and... Read More...

Aug 02

Interview- Students from the military civic college of Goias talks about Astronomy and Robotics projects

Interview - Students from the military civic college of Goias talks about Astronomy and Robotics Projects Students from the military college Padre Pelagio de Goianiara went to the Gunstar headquarters for a super live talking about school projects for the next Robotica peasant camps. Professor Jerfesson L brought students representing the team they work on and 2 fronts: 1 the RBI - 19 robot is a medical robot project to measure people's temperature autonomously to face Covid19, the second is a prototype inspired by the Mars mission with the ingenuity drone probe made with low cost and recycled parts. In... Read More...

Aug 01

Astronomy Festival 2020 in Gori, Georgia

On July 31, 2020, with the funding of #SRNSFG - Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia, organized by the Georgian Astronomy Club, an Astronomy Festival was held in the state recreation area “New Garden”, Gori, Georgia. Astronomical Festival "Astrofest - 2020" is a public event that includes popular lectures and telescope observations of celestial bodies (Sun, Jupiter, Saturn, constellations). The event is also sponsored by the official partner of #Celestron in Caucasus - #Planetarium. The event has no age restrictions and is completely free! The Astronomy Club offered its telescopes to the attendees, though some brought their own optics.... Read More...

Jul 25

Glorious Day - Gunstar making the news - Long live to Gunstar.

On the 22nd at 18:45 a Big Bólido literally tears the skies of Brazil, especially the State of Goias, almost immediately the phones and chats of all our social networks are overloaded with several testimonies about the sighting of a big ball of fire, was reported to us in several municipalities in Goias, São Paulo and Minas Gerais. The buzz was such that of course the great media reported the event and of course those of the Gunstar Team as a reference of Astronomy in Goias was called to give explanations about the fact live on the biggest local news... Read More...

Jul 22

Glitter Festival Advance on the Astro adventure.

In the second round of Festival Actions, which was scheduled for an Epic visit where it all started in the city of Crominia, it was postponed (canceled) due to municipal decrees, temporarily preventing tourist visits due to the high number of people infected with the Corona virus. So we followed plan B, and left with a small group to investigate a possible meteorite found in Faina, a region of Goias close to the famous Araguaia River. A complete Astro adventure, where we take samples of meteorites from Goias to the natives in a super didactic presentation about the meteorites, hunting... Read More...

Jul 21

Astronomy Festival "AstroFest_2020" in Telavi, Georgia.

On July 20, 2020, with the funding of #SRNSFG - Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia, organized by the Georgian Astronomy Club, an Astronomy Festival was held near the King Erekle monument in Telavi, Georgia. Astronomical Festival "Astrofest - 2020" is a public event that includes popular lectures and telescope observations of celestial bodies (Sun, Jupiter, Saturn, constellations). The event is also sponsored by the official partner of #Celestron in Caucasus - #Planetarium. The event has no age restrictions and is completely free! The Astronomy Club offered its telescopes and binoculars to attendees, though some brought their own optics.... Read More...

Jul 16

AWB SERBIA - ASTRONOMY QUIZ ON JULY 15th 2020

Every 15th of the month, except in April, AWB is organizing a small quiz featuring 10 questions on a selected astronomical subject. On July 15th, 2020, the 5th year with 42th quiz took place, the theme of the day was: "Exo planets". We had 76 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...

Jul 12

Comet NEOWISE

Friday 10 July 2020, I got to our observation field at 22:30 CET with in mind the info that according to Stellarium, comet NEOWISE could be visible before midnight. The sky is perfect! Jupiter, Saturn are there, and I use my Nexstar 6-inches and spot the moons. I also use my eVscope and take pictures of the deep sky objects. I spot the milky way. A friend texts me he saw the comet, so I take my binoculars with stabilator and manage to see it!! I answer back I could also see it...He lost track, but I was a little... Read More...

Jul 07

The biggest Astro adventure of the Year will started

The Glitter Festival 2020 Astronomy festival of the State of Goias has started with a Skyrunners theme. This year we will have several activities, including Planetarium Sessions Online, meteor shower transmission, photo and record expeditions, mini documentaries, and 2 face-to-face events. In its 7th Edition celebrating the 10 years of the IGTAC Gunstar team. we consider historical edition and of great relevance since 98, 9% of the astronomy institutions of our State, Country and of the world are paralyzed but in the ones of Gunstar we continue creating protocols of biosafety for the observation being faithful to our main motto... Read More...

Jul 05

Annular Solar Eclipse of June 21, 2020 at the MMAO Summary

by Kai Staats

As the Ailangs school is not yet in session, and the boarding students not yet returned to campus due to COVID-19, ambassadors Zacharia, Eliona, Pendaeli, OSEO Board member Thomas Mbise, and just a few local students came together at the Mt. Meru Astronomical Observatory (maintaining relative safe distance) to observe the Annular Solar Eclipse of June 21, 2020. While we were challenged by the cloud cover, it opened up a few times to enable us to view the movement of the Moon relative to the face of the Sun a number of times. We were able to post a series... Read More...