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May 07

SPACE CHENNAI - GAM 2020 - STELLARIUM SOFTWARE SESSION REPORT

GLOBAL ASTRONOMY MONTH – STELLARIUM SOFTWARE REPORT City: Chennai Date: 17/04/2020 Global Astronomy Month (GAM), organized in April every year by Astronomers Without Borders, is the world's largest global celebration of astronomy. For this year, SPACE has suggested several GAM events for conduction by SPACE associated schools. HIGHLIGHTS: Total number of participants 600. Understanding how to plan for astronomical observation. This program motivated the participants to make use of this international opportunity provided by SPACE for planning astronomical observation through Stellarium Participants were trained well and the concepts were made clear for performing the planetary alignment of Moon, Saturn, Jupiter... Read More...

May 07

SPACE CHENNAI - GAM 2020 - SPACE QUOTES REPORT

GLOBAL ASTRONOMY MONTH – SPACE QUOTES REPORT City: Chennai Date: 13/04/2020 Global Astronomy Month (GAM), organized in April every year by Astronomers Without Borders, is the world's largest global celebration of astronomy. For this year, SPACE has suggested several GAM events for conduction by SPACE associated schools. HIGHLIGHTS: Imagining the universe and expressing it in the form of quotes. The participants had a chance to write their own quotes about space. Improving the creative and imaginative skills of the participants. DESCRIPTION: The passion of astronomy and space science towards the beauty and magnificent universe is expressed through beautiful quotes. CONCLUSION:... Read More...

May 07

SPACE CHENNAI - GAM 2020 - ROVER FROM TRASH CONTEST REPORT

GLOBAL ASTRONOMY MONTH – ROVER FROM TRASH CONTEST REPORT City: Chennai Date: 17/04/2020 Global Astronomy Month (GAM), organized in April every year by Astronomers Without Borders, is the world's largest global celebration of astronomy. For this year, SPACE has suggested several GAM events for conduction by SPACE associated schools. HIGHLIGHTS: Participants – Students of grade 7 to 12. Understanding the importance of Planetary Rovers. This program motivated the participants to make use of this international opportunity provided by SPACE for exposing their creativity and skills of making model of rover from simple backyard tools they have. Participants were given online... Read More...

May 07

SPACE CHENNAI - GAM 2020 -LYRIDS METEOR SHOWER REPORT

GLOBAL ASTRONOMY MONTH – LYRIDS METEOR SHOWER REPORT City: Chennai Date: 22/04/2020 Global Astronomy Month (GAM), organized in April every year by Astronomers Without Borders, is the world's largest global celebration of astronomy. For this year, SPACE has suggested several GAM events for conduction by SPACE associated schools. HIGHLIGHTS: Total number of participants 600. Science behind the Lyrids Meteor Showers event is discussed in online video . This program motivated the participants to make use of this international opportunity provided by SPACE for observing the celestial event meteor showers on real time. Participants were trained well and the concepts were... Read More...

May 07

SPACE CHENNAI - GAM 2020 - LIGHT POLLUTION AWARENESS REPORT

GLOBAL ASTRONOMY MONTH – LIGHT POLLUTION AWARENESS REPORT City: Chennai Date: 14/04/2020 Global Astronomy Month (GAM), organized in April every year by Astronomers Without Borders, is the world's largest global celebration of astronomy. For this year, SPACE has suggested several GAM events for conduction by SPACE associated schools. HIGHLIGHTS: Total number of participants 500. To introduce the concept of light pollution – A global threat in the environment. Science behind the light pollution and its awareness is discussed in online video. This program motivated the participants to make use of this international opportunity provided by SPACE for understanding the light... Read More...

May 07

SPACE CHENNAI - GAM 2020 - INTRODUCTION

GLOBAL ASTRONOMY MONTH EVENT REPORT City: Chennai Date: 01/04/2020 Global Astronomy Month (GAM), organized in April every year by Astronomers Without Borders, is the world's largest global celebration of astronomy. For this year, SPACE has suggested several GAM events for conduction by SPACE associated schools. HIGHLIGHTS: Total number of participants expected 1000 Number of activities 20 The teachers, parents and the school motivated the students to make use of this international opportunity provided by SPACE in India. All the events organized are completely online and the participants can participate safely from their residence itself. Various events are organized with online... Read More...

May 07

SPACE CHENNAI - GAM 2020 - HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE REPORT

GLOBAL ASTRONOMY MONTH – HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE REPORT City: Chennai Date: 24/04/2020 Global Astronomy Month (GAM), organized in April every year by Astronomers Without Borders, is the world's largest global celebration of astronomy. For this year, SPACE has suggested several GAM events for conduction by SPACE associated schools. HIGHLIGHTS: Total number of participants 600. Participants got introduced to telescope in space – Hubble Space Telescope 30 th Anniversary. This program motivated the participants to make use of this international opportunity provided by SPACE for understanding the universe through HST. Participants were demonstrated well and beautiful images captured by HST were... Read More...

May 07

SPACE CHENNAI - GAM 2020 - HONOURING INDIA’S FIRST SATELLITE ARYABHATA REPORT

GLOBAL ASTRONOMY MONTH – HONOURING INDIA'S FIRST SATELLITE ARYABHATA REPORT City: Chennai Date: 19/04/2020 Global Astronomy Month (GAM), organized in April every year by Astronomers Without Borders, is the world's largest global celebration of astronomy. For this year, SPACE has suggested several GAM events for conduction by SPACE associated schools. HIGHLIGHTS: Featuring the India's first artificial satellite - Aryabhata Importance of satellites and their applications. This program motivated the participants to make use of this international opportunity provided by SPACE for honouring and feel proud of India in the field of Astronomy. DESCRIPTION: Aryabhata was India's first satellite and It... Read More...

May 07

SPACE CHENNAI - CLOSING OF GAM 2020 REPORT

GLOBAL ASTRONOMY MONTH – CLOSING OF GAM 2020 REPORT City: Chennai Date: 30/04/2020 Global Astronomy Month (GAM), organized in April every year by Astronomers Without Borders, is the world's largest global celebration of astronomy. For this year, SPACE has suggested several GAM events for conduction by SPACE associated schools. HIGHLIGHTS: Closing of Global Astronomy Month GAM April 2020 celebration. Total number of events conducted 20. Compilation of celebration through various events like online interactions, discussions, sessions, contests and many more. This program motivated the participants to make use of this international opportunity provided by SPACE for experiencing celestial journey of... Read More...

May 07

SPACE CHENNAI - GAM 2020 - IMAGINING BLACKHOLES THROUGH ASTROCRAFT CONTEST REPORT

GLOBAL ASTRONOMY MONTH – IMAGINING BLACKHOLES THROUGH ASTROCRAFT CONTEST REPORT City: Chennai Date: 02/04/2020 Global Astronomy Month (GAM), organized in April every year by Astronomers Without Borders, is the world's largest global celebration of astronomy. For this year, SPACE has suggested several GAM events for conduction by SPACE associated schools. HIGHLIGHTS: The make the students super excite about black holes. This program motivated the participants to make use of this international opportunity provided by SPACE for exposing their imagination on Black holes. Participants were expose their imagination about black holes through Art and Crafts. Students can analyse their creativity and... Read More...

May 07

SPACE CHENNAI - GAM 2020 - ASTROPOTERY REPORT

GLOBAL ASTRONOMY MONTH - ASTROPOTERY REPORT City: Chennai Date: 03/04/2020 Global Astronomy Month (GAM), organized in April every year by Astronomers Without Borders, is the world's largest global celebration of astronomy. For this year, SPACE has suggested several GAM events for conduction by SPACE associated schools. HIGHLIGHTS: Total number of participants 65. Great platform for Astro-Poets. This program motivated the participants to make use of this international opportunity provided by SPACE for writing their Astro-Poems. Participants were instructed to fill online google forms by providing their details and presenting their poems. DESCRIPTION: Around 65 Students from various schools participated in... Read More...

May 07

SPACE CHENNAI - GAM 2020 - ASTRONOMERS IN MAKING REPORT

GLOBAL ASTRONOMY MONTH – ASTRONOMERS IN MAKING REPORT City: Chennai Date: 29/04/2020 Global Astronomy Month (GAM), organized in April every year by Astronomers Without Borders, is the world's largest global celebration of astronomy. For this year, SPACE has suggested several GAM events for conduction by SPACE associated schools. HIGHLIGHTS: SPACE Astronomy Club students share their experience with SPACE India. Young astronomers share their experience through the journey of astronomy club with everyone. This program motivated the participants to make use of this international opportunity provided by SPACE for exposing their passion towards astronomy and space science. DESCRIPTION: "Astronomers in Making"... Read More...

May 07

SPACE CHENNAI - END OF THE WORLD - ASTEROID- FAKE NEWS ALERT REPORT

GLOBAL ASTRONOMY MONTH – ASTEROID- FAKE NEWS ALERT REPORT City: Chennai Date: 29/04/2020 Global Astronomy Month (GAM), organized in April every year by Astronomers Without Borders, is the world's largest global celebration of astronomy. For this year, SPACE has suggested several GAM events for conduction by SPACE associated schools. HIGHLIGHTS: Asteroid pass close to the earth. Breaking the false news that it was said that the asteroid will destroy earth. This program motivated the participants to make use of this international opportunity provided by SPACE for exposing false news among public. Public awareness program to break the false news that... Read More...

May 05

First Globe at Night Participation

by Francis Emralino

With the current global pandemic, everyone is to a large extent confined to their homes. But other citizen science-related work cannot be impeded by such crisis. The Globe at Night Campaign is one of them. We are still continuing its daytime counterpart which is easier given the ample amought of light available while recording data. The Globe at Night activity was more challenging due to the time as well as for the reason that it was my first time conducting it. Patience and keen attention to night sky details are important to record the information as accurate as possible. But... Read More...

May 01

Autumn Nights in Goias #beauty without borders.

We continue to the most traditional meeting place of the Gunstar Team in Goias, the famous Morro do Alem for observation and recording of Venus and the Moon in a super meeting, but getting there beyond the beauty of this meeting we find a sunset worthy of extreme beauty. and colors announcing the stars of a perfect night, warm colors and vivid contrast of the cold air of the coming night was relentless taking the sadness out of every heart of those who took time to just watch. To celebrate the participation of the IGTAC Gunstar team we made a... Read More...

May 01

Mobile Phone Astrophotography throughout April

These are collections of mobile astrophotography that I did throughout April: Picture 1: Waxing Crescent Moon and Venus Picture 2: Waxing Gibbous Moon Picture 3: Jupiter, Saturn and Mars Alignment Read More...

May 01

YouTube Education Channel to Raise Awareness About Stargazing and Our Night Sky to the Public

In conjunction to the Global Astronomy Month, I have personally started a YouTube channel t(Syahirah Stargazer) my knowledge about stargazing and raise awareness about the night sky to the public. So far I've made 10 main videos under the "Stargazer Vlogs" category and casual videos under the title "Startalk". Based on Stargazer Vlogs, I shared on how to stargaze and basic knowledge about the celestial events such as the Full Moon Perigee, Meteor Shower and planet watching. Meanwhile in Startalk videos I discussed about my personal top 10 objects to observe in the night sky as to give ideas to... Read More...

Apr 30

A night when we Captured Uranus

by William Afonso

In better times before Covaid19 brought the world to a Standstill, a Dream came true on a Cool Night in the City of Mangalore, Karnataka State on the Western Coast of India. It was Feb 17 2020 when after a Patient search we Managed to Capture a Glimpse of the Closest Planet to the Sun not Visible via to Naked Eye - Uranus. The pale Blue planet was seen at about 40 Degrees West over the Horizon. The capture was done with a 6 inch Orion telescope and a Vivo Camera. Alongside me were two Wonderful Employees Ujjwal Chaturvedi and... Read More...

Apr 29

Report in Brazilian TV

by Marcelo de Oliveira Souza

Hi!!! Brazilian TV transmitted a report about the activities developed by our group, Louis Cruls Astronomy Cub, in this period of social isolation. This report inlude AWB project Beauty without Borders.    Read More...

Apr 28

IOAS Astrophilia

Astrophilia offers the global opportunity for people of all backgrounds and experience levels; Outreach professionals, educators, amateur and professional astronomers, and astronomy enthusiasts to participate in online astronomy activities who want to use astronomy to cope with the long times they spend indoors and connect online with their communities. Of a person transmitting his night sky view through a telescope at his window; capturing a celestial object; virtual meetings; doing fun activities at home; playing games like solving puzzles; measure knowledge by participating in online questionnaires; online astronomy challenges and express creative ideas about astronomy by quoting a poem, writing... Read More...

Apr 27

Conjunction of the Moon and Venus (April, 2020)

I participated in the global event called 'Beauty without borders - Global balcony photography of the Moon & Venus' and captured some of the moments of this celestial dance show of two planetary objects in the night sky. Read More...

Apr 27

Globe at Night (April, 2020)

I have participated and do contribution for measuring the light pollution in my local area which will be very useful for measuring the light pollution level and compare with overall the globe. Read More...

Apr 27

Online Program about Beauty without Borders

by Marcelo de Oliveira Souza

Special edition of the programa Um Passeio pelo Céu about the event Beauty without Borders Read More...

Apr 26

Astro Adventures of Registration to the Southern cruise.

After several weeks of rain and overcast weather in Goias stabilizes with the season announcing the arrival of winter and the drought provided us with a beautiful starry night. We left for 50km from our headquarters to the city of Aragoiania, an area of low light pollution where the team proceeded with observations and Astrophotographs. Read More...

Apr 22

Live program about Astronomy

by Marcelo de Oliveira Souza

Hi!!! The team of the Louis Cruls Astronomy Club have three times a week a live program about Astronomy and Astronautics in Facebook and YouTube. In April we are celebrating in the program the Global Month of Astronomy. AWB's National Contacts and the founder of AWB Mike Simmons already participate in the program. All the programs can be seen in our Facebook: http://facebook.com/louiscruls Read More...