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May 09
2018

[GAM 2018] Astrophotography Workshop - Sabah, Malaysia

Sabah Stargazers celebrates The Global Astronomy Month 2018 in various place across Sabah, Northern Borneo of Malaysia. Our team organize and conduct astronomy activities to spread awareness on astronomy education. Beside that, promoting the GAM to the public. For the 1st week of April on 6th-8th, our team conduct astrophotography workshop for the government staff working in related Islam-astronomy field. The workshop were held in Pusat Latihan Islam, Kundasang, Sabah. A place with low light pollution and great for landscape scenery with Mount Kinabalu. The workshop were covering the basic astrophotography such as theory and practical. On the 1st day,... Read More...

May 08
2018

Un GAM pasado por nubes

Así es como podríamos resumir las actividades realizadas en España. Gran parte del país estaba nublado y con lluvias, lo que impidió realizar muchas de las actividades programadas. Hubieron asociaciones que se esperaron hasta última hora para poder realizarlas, pero al final el GAM se disfrutó como se pudo. La actividad más activa fue el Star Party del 21 de Abril, en Elche acudieron alrededor de 150 personas, una cifra que se acerca a nuestra media habitual. Ahora toca recargar las pilas para celebrar el Día del Asteroide este próximo 30 de Junio. This is how we could... Read More...

May 08
2018

Un GAM pasado por nubes

Así es como podríamos resumir las actividades realizadas en España. Gran parte del país estaba nublado y con lluvias, lo que impidió realizar muchas de las actividades programadas. Hubieron asociaciones que se esperaron hasta última hora para poder realizarlas, pero al final el GAM se disfrutó como se pudo. La actividad más activa fue el Star Party del 21 de Abril, en Elche acudieron alrededor de 150 personas, una cifra que se acerca a nuestra media habitual. Ahora toca recargar las pilas para celebrar el Día del Asteroide este próximo 30 de Junio. This is how we could... Read More...

May 07
2018

GLOBAL ASTRONOMY MONTH 2018 - Pristina, Kosovo

My heart swells when you see the faces of the people after looking through a solar telescope for the 1st time. To mark the "Astronomy Week" and GAM - Global Astronomy Month from Astronomers Without Borders, American Corner Pristina kindly hosted Astronomy Club of Kosovo. Our representatives presented the activities, goals, ambitions, passion and opportunities, donations, and the latest about science and astronomy as well as its massive culture in the world. We celebrated GAM with many activities such as workshops, astrophotography exposition, free handouts - magazines, promoting and publicizing AWB programs etc. We also distributed free solar glasses to... Read More...

May 07
2018

astrophotography exhibition

xhibition of astrophotography From 01 to 05 May 2018 I exhibition of astrophotography where we opened space for people for knowing this kind of photography and appearing the beauty of the night sky the exhibition compose 27 photographs in different sides of sky and for example startrails . Milky way . crescent . planets . this exhibition started 01 and Continue to 5 May. this photos token from Algeria desert where the light pollution is so low. and the landscape so amazing the Visitors were impressed of this new photography and the beauty of the sky milky ... and we... Read More...

May 07
2018

astrophotography exhibition

Exhibition of astrophotography From 01 to 05 May 2018 I exhibition of astrophotography where we opened space for people for knowing this kind of photography and appearing the beauty of the night sky the exhibition compose 27 photographs in different sides of sky and for example startrails . Milky way . crescent . planets . this exhibition started 01 and Continue to 5 May. this photos token from Algeria desert where the light pollution is so low. and the landscape so amazing the Visitors were impressed of this new photography and the beauty of the sky milky ... and we... Read More...

May 05
2018

GAM2018 - Austria

We had fine weather here in Austria - not taken for granted in April ;-) - so the members of our local astronomy association " Linzer Astronomische Gemeinschaft " could start our "Global Starparty" on April 21. Even "Sunday" on April 22. was nice ....... ... and we could show to the visitors some sunspots :-) Our AWB-affiliate "Sternfreunde Steyr" had a successfull sun-observing-event at " Starpark Hohe Dirn - Observatory ". Many mountain hikers and children passed the observatory and catched a look to the sun. So GAM2018 was successfully again and we could spread to many people the... Read More...

May 02
2018

Global Astronomy Month 2018 – Philippines

Global Astronomy Month 2018 – Philippines Report from the AWB National Coordinator for the Philippines The Global Astronomy Month celebrations in the Philippines was participated by various astronomy organizations with the shared passion to bring astronomy closer to all without borders. Although only 3 events were registered by AWB members Sobina and Norman, various outreach astronomy events and online campaigns took place throughout the month. On the 1 st day several Free Telescope Viewing (FTV) events were setup at various locations. The Bedan Society of Young Astronomers (BSYA) conducted an FTV event at Robinsons Place Las Pi ñ as on... Read More...

May 02
2018

Global Astronomy Month 2018 – Philippines

Global Astronomy Month 2018 – Philippines Report from the AWB National Coordinator for the Philippines The Global Astronomy Month celebrations in the Philippines was participated by various astronomy organizations with the shared passion to bring astronomy closer to all without borders. Although only 3 events were registered by AWB members Sobina and Norman, various outreach astronomy events and online campaigns took place throughout the month. On the 1 st day several Free Telescope Viewing (FTV) events were setup at various locations. The Bedan Society of Young Astronomers (BSYA) conducted an FTV event at Robinsons Place Las Piñas on March 31... Read More...

May 01
2018

Global Star Party: Evening under the stars

On Friday, April 20 th , 2018, pupils of the 9 th grade under the Global Star Party project organized an observation of the evening sky titled Evening under the stars. Pupils worked in 7 different groups. The observation started at 8 pm with a short introduction (star poetry) and instructions on safe observation. Then the visitors were divided into groups and the leaders took them along the stations. At the first station, they presented the Moon and it's phases .The Moon phase on Friday was the first phase (the right half of the Moon was illuminated). They also observed... Read More...

May 01
2018

Global Star Party: Evening under the stars

On Friday, April 20 th , 2018, pupils of the 9 th grade under the Global Star Party project organized an observation of the evening sky titled Evening under the stars. Pupils worked in 7 different groups. The observation started at 8 pm with a short introduction (star poetry) and instructions on safe observation. Then the visitors were divided into groups and the leaders took them along the stations. At the first station, they presented the Moon and it's phases .The Moon phase on Friday was the first phase (the right half of the Moon was illuminated). They also observed... Read More...

May 01
2018

Fly me to the moon Farewell and All Gam is Done Again

Sunday night even with extended holidays a lot of enthusiasts and Gunstars attended our beloved hill of the German where the traditional meetings of the full moon are held, ending the global month of Astronomy in Great Style perfect climate without clouds really was closing these wonderful Edition of the GAM2018 with a golden key or with that Fly me to the moon. noite de domingo mesmo com feriados prolongados uma grande quantidade de entusiatas e Gunstars compareceram a nosso querido morro do alem onde é realizado as tradicionais reuniões de lua cheia , encerrando o mes global da Astronomia... Read More...

Apr 30
2018

Fly Me to the Moon - GAM2018 Moon-Watch

by Sonal Thorve

On April 28, 2018, we celebrated GAM2018 at Inter-University Centre of Astronomy & Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune, India. 270 people participated in the programme with great enthusiasm. At the beginning, there was an interactive session conducted by the Public Outreach team. In this session, the importance of the moon around the earth was emphasised. Following this, the participants were given a challenge to observe the moon through telescopes arranged at backyard, and mark the maria on the visible surface (labeled maps were provided). They were surpised and delighted to learn that the mare - Mare Tranquillitatis or Sea of Tranquility where... Read More...

Apr 28
2018

Solar observation of Club de Ciencia Boadilla on April 28th 2018

Club de Ciencia Boadilla has organized a solar observation with h-alfa telescope, on April 28th 2018 according to its program of activities for this month. The sky was very cloudy which caused that only 8 optimistic astronomy amateurs have attended the activity. It was only possible to observe well the Sun just brief periods of time, during which we were able to see a plain Sun without solar protuberances, or other interesting solar phenomena on its surface. During the cloudy periods the group had the opportunity to review basic Solar physics and to discuss about different solar surface phenomena. We... Read More...

Apr 27
2018

Annual Primary School Astronomy Competition in Beijing, China

Mid April ~ May, 2018/Beijing, China HaoMiao Astronomy Club holds an Astronomy Competition for their school students each year. It can help management to know how was their astronomy education development in this school year. While it also is the way for picking up all capable real astronomy lovers among overall school student. The one who passed 3-rounds contest can be the new member of HaoMiao Astronomy club. The Astronomy Competition of 2018 named Scorpio Cup. Comparing with 2017, the preliminary contest this time was opened to all astrophile from 20:00 to 22:00 on 13 April 2018 by scanning QR... Read More...

Apr 27
2018

Messier Marathon Astronomy Activity

April 14, 2018/Beijing, China/ Reported by Sharon XIAO Haiying HaoMiao Astronomy Club hosted a Messier Marathon Astronomy Activity during the 3rd weekend of April for their members. Total 35 participants have been involved in this function from the beginning to the end, they were club members (primary school students), their families & their leading teachers. Before the function commence, all members were trained by both of DC shooting skill and astronomy basic theories like what was the nebula, galaxy, and Messier Objects (MO) etc. as part of preparation. The observation place was located 80km away from the CBD of Beijing... Read More...

Apr 25
2018

Astronomical activity for young kids with disabilities.

On Tuesday 24 April 2018 at 10:00 pm Under the initiative of the Association EL-BASMA from Guerrara, I have animated an astronomy program for her members. - Observation of: Moon, Jupiter and its four moons.. - Explanation of the features and motion of the planets of our solar system. This highly succesfull event brought smiles and new expertise to young kids with disabilities. I am proud to have worked hand in hand with the EL-Basma Association to bring some unforgettable moments to young students. Read More...

Apr 24
2018

Fly me to the moon 02 Praça universitaria

Hundreds of enthusiasts passed Gunstar's telescopes to observe the Moon in this free Super Event celebrating the global month of Astronomy. The University Square has extension of several fields of different University and its traditional fair of Sunday attracts many by its fair full of goluseimas and crafts. Cententa de entusiastas passaram pelos telescopios da Gunstar para observar a Lua nesse Super Evento gratuito celebrando o mes global da Astronomia. A Praça Universitaria tem extensão de diversos campos de diferente Universidade e sua tradicional feira de Domingo atrai a muitos por sua feira cheia de goluseimas e artesanato. Read More...

Apr 24
2018

Sunday Clube 2018

One day sun pool observation Astronomy and lots of friendship in another Sunday Epic. Um dia sol piscina observação Astronomia e muita amizade em mais um Sunday Epico. Read More...

Apr 24
2018

Global Star Party - Keep Following the Brightness of Star Part 1.

Friends and compatriots of space in all nations of the earth, remain confident in the power of knowledge and astronomy to change the world, and true that much more has been done yet another thousand things are yet to be done, innovated or re-invented. Let us together together tightening the bonds of friendship among those who are in love with the stars continue to follow their brilliance. The brightness of the stars and a passionate feeling that makes us want to see beyond, and humanity with its intellect has shaped its creative and speculative soul in the form of a... Read More...

Apr 24
2018

Indigenous Awareness Day Live Meeting was a Success

Ary Martins (director of the Gunstar Academy of Explorers) Lamartine Brazil history teacher and minister of History of Astronomy in a super Live with President of Gunstar Team Clayton Gubio talking about the diversity of Indian astronomy within a Cultural Contest, its constellations myths and how they used the Stars for Guidance of their time and Space. Ary martins (diretor da Academia Gunstar de Exploradores) Lamartine Brasil professor de Historia e ministrante de Historia da Astronomia em uma super Live com Presidente da Gunstar Team Clayton Gubio falando sobre a diversidade da Astronomia indigina dentro de um contesto Cultural ,... Read More...

Apr 23
2018

JDA and Stargazing Night 2018 april 21

Astrovega and Astronamur had their Stargazing Night (and day) at Ramillies Belgium on saturday 21. It was about observing the Sun, the Moon, Venus and Jupiter....It was happening the same day as our Journée découverte de l'astronomie (JDA) or astronomy discovery day... Plenty of telescopes, plenty of bikers being curious, plenty of members... I spent more than ten hours at the site, with my Nexstar Evolution 6.. It was great, even though the sky was kind of misty and we never could see many stars... We had new members with their scopes asking how they work. And we had a... Read More...

Apr 22
2018

Astronomy Day in Romania by Astroclubul Bucuresti

Last night a group of 15 members of Astroclubul Bucuresti (Romania) made observations out of the town using 11-12 astronomical instruments. In attachment you can see a part of this group. Read More...

Apr 21
2018

Astronomical Observation of Club de Ciencia Boadilla on April 20th 2018

Club de Ciencia Boadilla has organized a public astronomical observation on the night of Friday April 20th, in a public area close to Aula Medioambiental of Boadilla del Monte (Madrid / Spain). Although the nigh was cold a total of 22 adults plus several children attended the event. The Sky conditions were good, without clouds or wind and there were five telescopes installed from several partners of Club de Ciencia: one Smith-Cassegrain of 20cm, two newtonians of 13cm and two refractors of 8 cm. We started with the visual identification of several stars and asterims, and although we were in... Read More...

Apr 21
2018

Astronomical Camp for People with Hearing Disabilities in Oman

On Thursday 19th of April, as part of the Second Student Astronomy Festival, Oman Astronomical Society organized for the first time an astronomical camp for people with hearing disabilities in cooperation with Oman Society for Hearing Impaired and Al-Amal School for the Deaf. Participants with hearing disabilities enjoyed observing Moon, Venus and Jupiter, and then listened to explanation of constellations, determined the north by the stars by sign language, and learned some astronomical software that enabled the astronomer to know the celestial objects. They also learned about telescopes and how to use them. The next morning, the participants observed the... Read More...