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May 06

SPACE Chennai - Chennai Astronomy Week(13th to 14th April 2019) (GAM 2019)

SPACE Chennai Celebrates Chennai Astronomy Week as a part of Global Astronomy Month 2019. About SPACE: SPACE is a pioneer organization working towards the development of Astronomy and space science since 2001.SPACE has successfully implemented astronomy and space science curriculum in the Indian education system. In this context, we have developed a variety of astronomy and space science educational concepts through astronomy projects, sessions, tutorials and modules based on school curriculum for education, catering to requirements of schools & students in India. About Global Astronomy Month (GAM): Global Astronomy Month (GAM) 2019 is celebrated by Astronomers without Borders (AWB), worldwide.... Read More...

May 02

Global Star Party April 2019

Global Star Party Natwest Mango County, Thiruvallur, India Around 100 young astronomers and teachers from DAV Public School, Velachery, Chennai went with us to a dark site 150 km from Chennai city, away from city light pollution, with a +5.5 Limiting Magnitude sky to enjoy the dark night sky and its jewels. The observation took place on the nights of 12th and 13th April 2019. Students were exposed to various aspects of night sky observation like basic terminologies of the sky, its coordinates, effects of light pollution and use of red light instead of white light. They also learned about... Read More...

May 02

Earth seen from the Space

The first man who saw Earth from Space: Iuri Gagarin The opinion of astronauts from International Space Station on life is space and on Earth. The importance of every detail from the planet we live on. Watching a National Geographic documentary with the participation of cosmonauts from International Space Station. Presenting programs from Astronomers Without Borders. Students have learned new things. Earth is our home. Read More...

May 01

GAM2019 Philippine Report

GAM in the Philippines is generally celebrated by various astronomy organizations through public astronomy outreach events. The celebration began with the International Dark-Sky Week from March 31-April 7. An infographic campaign was launched by the Guild for Astronomy Innovation and Advancement – Open Research and Collaborative Learning Experience (GAIA-ORACLE). Each infographic was designed as a 4-panel Facebook image discussing a particular aspect of dark sky preservation. Additional descriptions and useful links to further reading were also provided for some panels. The first in the series of infographics was posted in March 19 to give ample time to promote IDSW and... Read More...

Apr 30

Senator Canedo Gunstar Team Institute and his first GAM event was a success

Taking advantage of the opportunity of the 10 years of the global month of Astronomy, the Gunstar Team Institute as the most vibrant Civil Astronomical Organization popular not linked to any organization that is not of the same end aims to participate in the GAM2019 to achieve our ambitions such as decentralizing the Astronomy of the great academic centers like universities, planetariums, observatories, federal institutes to take the astronomy of simple way and liberating for the population. Astronomy is mainly in the areas of greater violence, in the interiors, in the peripheries and places where the public power has almost... Read More...

Apr 29

Astronomy in Homes (Ruth's house) - March 16, 2019

The Astronomia Club Plêiades do Sul has a project called "Astronomy in the Homes", which deals with visits to our members' homes in order to strengthen social bonds, bring people closer together and promote a spirit of fraternity that is so characteristic of legacy of astronomy. In this event, we chose the house of one of our members and made for one day the cozy residence an astronomical point for joint observation. On March 16, 2019, the Southern Pleiades Astronomy Club held the first edition of "Astronomy in the Homes" of the year at the residence of fellow Ruth. The... Read More...

Apr 29

Penumbral lunar eclipse - January 21, 2019

On Monday, January 21, 2018, the Plêiades do Sul Astronomy Club held a joint observatory with the Juan Bernardino Planetarium of the Federal University of Goiás, open observation to the public and to the entire community, the penumbral lunar eclipse in Goiânia, capital of Goiás, Brazil. The event featured the astronomical presentation at the planetarium dome, telescopic observations and binoculars of the lunar eclipse and live transmission of the eclipse from one of the event's amateur astronomers to the Space Today channel. Read More...

Apr 27

astrophotos exhibition

from 23 to 27 April 2019 Algeria - Ghardaia - Guerrara exhibition of night sky photographing more then 20 astrophotos of the sky at night (startrails - milky way - constellations -..) with the historical buildings or landscapes Goals of this exhibition is appearing the beauty of the night sky to people and students and importance of conservation the night sky and effect of the light pollution in the envirennement Read More...

Apr 27

Observação solar e Lunar no Colégio Razão it was a success

Colegio Razão in the figure of professor Daniel Vinhal together with the largest and most traditional Astronomical Organization of the State of Goias, the Gunstar Team institute stayed for a week waiting for the weather to allow us a daytime observation. Friday 26/04 of our beloved global month of Astronomy elementary and middle school students observed the sun with sunglasses donated and acquired by Gunstar as well as telescope for observations of the Moon. Professor Daniel Vinhal is a distinguished educator we can call him an educational activist a passionate person who is always innovating and seeking positive results. In... Read More...

Apr 27

Gunstar Team Sunday Sesc 2019 it was a success

The largest and most traditional club in the state of Goias and one of the most vibrant and dynamic institutions of Latin America, the Gunstar Team Institute with its Partner Sesc Social Service of Commerce launched the 2019 edition of Sunday in Goias. Hundreds watched the sun through the telescope of our organization as well as lecture to those interested. Sanddro Libb Vice President of our beloved organization spoke about the evolution starring in a brilliant and poetic way to a small group of enthusiasts. Dione Rezende, the Founder of the partnership classified the event as revolutionary because the sesc... Read More...

Apr 26

Observation of the comet 46 / p Wirtanen in Goiás - December 15, 2018

Observation of the comet 46 / p Wirtanen in Goiás. On December 15, 2018, comet 46 / p Wirtanen was visible to the naked eye from here. The Southern Pleiades Astronomy Club held a caravan for the Ecoville Vale do Éden in the city of Aragoiânia for the nocturnal observation of the respective comet. In addition to the observation of the comet, great observations were made of the southern sky. Read More...

Apr 26

10 years anniversary of Global Astronomy Month - long distant car trip - PART III

I got an invitation to "Thaqib Astronomy Association" and had the pleasure to meet this very active astronomy group in Rasht. Rasht is the center of Guilan province in the north of Iran, the southern of Caspian sea. The Association's building is situated in Mellat Park. It's a well equipped astronomycenter for teaching astronomy. Mrs. Javid is the founder and the head of this Association. In cooperation with Mrs. Jahandar she is doing public outreach events, for the people of Rusht and the whole province, they give astronomy courses for children and for teachers and do many more. For example... Read More...

Apr 25

National Astronomy Day - December 2, 2018

On December 16, 2018, the South Pleiades Astronomy Club together with the Cecília Payne Astronomy Club, the Vera Rubin Astronomy Club, the Prometheus Astronomy Club and the Young Astronomers, held at the Juan Bernardino Planetarium of the Federal University of Goiás events with workshops of astronomical experiments, rocket launching workshops and sessions at the dome of the planetarium to the public of the city of Goiânia - GO. The Southern Pleiades Astronomy Club spoke at the workshop of astronomical experiments on the physics and constituent elementary particles of the Universe, explaining what the cosmos is made of. Subsequently, a session... Read More...

Apr 22

Gunstar Go 02 it was a success

Well Done team . Night of Observation of the moon in the fair of the sun in goiania, despite the low movement more than 50 people observed for the first time in telescope the moon. Another dynamic event Gunstar go Gam 2019 celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Global Astronomy Month and the 50th anniversary of the apollo missions. Read More...

Apr 21

No Dream is too Big it was a success

Our traditional lunar meeting on the Além hill was a success. celebrating 50 years of the missions apollo look at moon spends even feelings of this great adventures of mankind. looking at her there and through the powerful telescopes of Gunstar's many joy possitive energies and conversations in more than 2 hours of observation. Read More...

Apr 21

Grand Star Party Celebration by SPACE in India

In the array of celebrating Global Astronomy Month every year on the largest scale, SPACE from various parts of India celebrated Global Star party 2019 and the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing in the human history with the people of various background and age groups. V arious cities of India like Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Gujrat, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Karnataka and many more actively participated in the observations. SPACE had organized many sessions in which people observed the various celestial objects and especially the Moon with the help of a Telescope visible in the night sky. Particularly students... Read More...

Apr 21

20 More STEM Spyglasses for Ciencia Puerto Rico built at Earth Day Pensacola for AWB

The Escambia Amateur Astronomers and Draco Productions celebrated Earth Day Pensacola 2019 by settting up solar telescopes, handing out star charts and gaze schedules, displaying our meteorite collection, and hosting a student workshop where families built 20 more of the STEM spyglasses for Ciencia Puerto Rico. This shipment will make 85 of these 20X 31mm terrestrial scopes with 1" Draco Baader solar filters available to the elementary science classrooms in Maria ravaged Puerto Rico. Here is the link to our gallery, with great solar shots. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.10156470885224302&type=3 Read More...

Apr 21

Gunstar Go 01 it was a success

With the apparent end of the rainy climate the skies of Brazil returns with its splendorous form and its color of indigo. Taking advantage of the Moon we made our first edition of the Gunstar go Gam 2019 events whose gunstar takes their equipment and guides without warning to the great public with the traveling telescope the largest project of dissemination of the Astronomy of the State of Goias. Let's together gunstar in the global month of Astronomy spirit of Apollo celebrating 10 years of the GAM and 50 Years of the lunar missions. market of Jacaré Goiania. Oficial Video... Read More...

Apr 21

Exploring the Moon - Public Outreach

AOYA has celebrated the Global Astronomy Month 2019 this weekened at the premises of International Maarif School in Erbil. The school students, their family members, staff and outside participants had some great opportunities to explore the detailed lunar terrains at a decent magnification through or scope. The event was very exciting to all the attendees who very musch appreciated this opportunity. We're looking forward to clearing weather in the coming days to plan for more celebrating events. AOYA Team / Educating the Public ! Read More...

Apr 21

MUTAJ's Night 2019

April 20, 2019, Malaysia – In conjunction with Global Astronomy Month 2019, Telok Kemang Observatory held a program to celebrate it with our local community. The theme is MUTAJ's Night. MUTAJ is acronym for well-known Malaysian Islamic astronomer, Sheikh Muhammad Tahir Jalaluddin. The program start around 2:00PM MYT with astronomy workshop with local university students until 6:00PM MYT. Then continued at 8:00PM MYT with open talk by Assistant Manager of Telok Kemang Observatory, Muzamir Mazlan. The talk includes the topic about Sheikh Muhammad Tahir, astronomical event for 2019 and Q&A session. Unfortunately , Moon observation cannot be held due to... Read More...

Apr 20

gam2019 in arrass city آفاق سماوية الرس

some photos from our Global Astronomy Month programs Read More...

Apr 19

Telescopio Itinerante do Fogaréu it was a success

a memorable night of Astronomy culture and faith marked the Wednesday night in the good village (old goias). Thousands of tourists and natives have gathered in the square of the bandstand for the great festival that stages the last parts of the history of Jesus his persecution and death. The moon was one of the biggest attractions and we Gunstar counted more than 3,500 people who observed the moon for the first time. For us we had long session with astronomical disclosure and once again tightening ties with our old Goias cell administered by our dear compatriot jaqueline jubé. Special... Read More...

Apr 16

Celebrating Global Astronomy Month in Nigeria

Here are some photos from our Global Astronomy Month outreach programs ... Read More...

Apr 15

Global Star Party Steps 2019 - Spirit of Apollo it was a success

On April 13th , CCBEU - Goiania in partnership with Astronomers Without Borders and GunStar Astronomy Observation Team, hosted The Global Star Party Steps, 8th edition. An event in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Mission, which provided unforgettable experiences to the participants, as well as illuminating lectures on the Apollo 11 Mission and The Astronomy in Planet Krypton, by professors Sandro Lib and Daniel Vinhal, graduates in Physics from UFG Universidade Federal de Goiás, enriching our event with their vast knowledge on the subject. Children and adults participated actively in the Astronomers Without Borders ASTROART painting... Read More...

Apr 14

10 years anniversary of Global Astronomy Month - long distant car trip - PART II

10 years anniversary of Global Astronomy Month - long distant car trip - PART II My announced talk at Biruni Observatory as I mentioned in my last report, did unfortunately not happen. Prof. Moein Molesh cancelled the fixed event, due to internal university security problems, one day before. This was really annoying that the during many month prepared visit was cancelled due to bureaucratic innsufficiency. So my visit ended 8 km before the observatory in front of the university gate - "Astronomy With Borders" :-( So I started one day earlier to the active astronomy group in Bushehr at the... Read More...