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Feb 07

AWB Campaign for the solar eclipse in Argentina continues

As the Moon quietly slides towards its date with the Sun, excitement builds up in Patagonia. And we hope you will join us, in one way or another! Camarones, a little known town by the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, is preparing accordingly. After all, rumors have it that many visitors will show up for the eclipse, as well as regional and national media. But the locals, younger and older, are also excited at the prospect of observing the eclipse. A first, for most of them. Astronomers without Borders launched a campaign to help the children of Patagonia watch the... Read More...

Feb 07

Observación de la Luna en el Paseo Cultural de Cipolletti 2017

Por segundo año consecutivo, en el Paseo Cultural de Cipolletti, la fundación instalo un telescopios para que grande y chicos puedan tener la oportunidad de observar la Luna, el clima acompaño y pasamos un gran fin de semana con cerca de 1000 participantes de todas las edades que quedaron maravillados con la experiencia For the second year in a row, in the Cultural Walk of Cipolletti, the foundation installed a telescope so that big and boys can have the opportunity to observe the Moon, the weather I accompany and we spend a great weekend with about 1000 participants of all... Read More...

Feb 07

Educational Talk with Moon and Planets Observation in Caguas, Puerto Rico

Bo. Borinquen Parcelas Viejas Parque de Pelota February 4, 2017 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm We want to thank the more than 70 people who could attend the activity on educational talk "Astronomy and Astrophotography for Amateurs" beginning at 7:30 pm ending at 8:30 pm and observing through telescopes the planets Venus and Mars from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm. We were illustrating the position of the constellation Orion the hunter in the sky while demonstrating projected astrophotographs of the Orion nebula and the Trapezium. Professor Erica Correa attending one of the telescopes demonstrating the planet Venus. The Solar System... Read More...

Feb 02

International Astronomical Youth Camp 2017 in Spain

The International Astronomical Youth Camp (IAYC) is a three-week long summer camp aiming to promote knowledge of astronomy and related sciences in a unique international atmosphere. The IAYC is an experience unlike any other; a place for unforgettable memories and lifelong friendships. Young and enthusiastic students come together from all corners of the world, aged between 16 and 24. The camp hosts around 65 participants for three weeks in a remote location, with access to some of the most spectacular skies you may have ever seen. More info www.iayc.org IAYC 2016 participants in Avebury stone circle (UK) on excursion day. Read More...

Jan 31

A solar eclipse far, far away

An annular eclipse will take place on February 26, but very few will enjoy a first row sighting from their own home. On this occasion, the Moon's shadow will sweep a narrow strip of land across southern Argentina and Chile, and central Africa. In Argentina, the maximum visibility lane will be in the Province of Chubut, in Patagonia. This is a land of farms and vast ranches. For many miles, you may only see small herds of guanacos grazing near the road. In fact, only one city and a couple of very small towns will be able to see the... Read More...

Jan 30

Meteorites in the University

Por primera vez, el Museo Didactico de la Ciencia "MUDIC" de la Universidad de Elche, recibe la visita de material procedente de otros mundos. 43 meteoritos fueron expuestos para el conocimiento de todos los visitantes, mientras se daba una pequeña charla introductoria al mundo de la meteórica. Los meteoritos proceden de mi colección privada "Fragmentos de otros mundos". For the first time, the Didactic Museum of Science "MUDIC" of the University of Elche, receives the visit of material from other worlds. 43 meteorites were exposed for the knowledge of all the visitors, while a small introductory talk was given to... Read More...

Jan 29

Publicizing AWB programs and getting people, clubs and other schools in Kosovo involved.

Publicizing AWB programs and getting people, clubs and other schools in Kosovo involved. With the invitation of the Prof. of Physics & Astronomy Mr. Rahmani, we held an outreach solar event / activity at the Gymnasium of Natural Sciences Xhavit Ahmeti in Gjilan. Students of the school were presented with the news of astronomy, demonstrated the telescope and we observed the sunspots through solar glasses & binoculars as well using the protective filter on the telescopes. With the beginning of the next semester, the Gymnasium will form a non formal group of astronomy within the school with the help of... Read More...

Jan 29

Worst lightpollution-attack in Austrian alps - ever!!!

Following some photographic impressions from my Tyrolean-astrofriends attacked by beams of light. A really hard attack to men and wildlife. Wondering events like these ( Festival of Light - Swarovski ) are authorized by the provincial government :-( ca. 500 floodlights ca. 1,000,000 lumens light intensity Hopefully this bad example does not catch on ! Some more picts showing the impact of lightbeams. Best regards Joe Read More...

Jan 29

Orion and Chinese New Year

When the three Belt stars of Orion shine high in the south after sunset, it's time for the spring festival in China ... the traditional Chinese New Year, starting this weekend! The three lined-up prominent stars of Orion, which are regarded as the three gods of fortune, prosperity and longevity by Chinese. Here are the views of the three gods above all around China. Over a billion people in China and millions around the world will celebrate the the Chinese New Year – the most important of Chinese holidays – on January 28, 2017. It's a lunar new year and... Read More...

Jan 29

Report on The Solar Filters Recommendations for the Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017

I share with you an YouTube report on solar filters for the partial and total solar eclipse event on August 21, 2017 For view the YouTube report here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=on2vuKq1i5k Read More...

Jan 28

Small GEO lift off

http://www.esa.int/spaceinvideos/Videos/2017/01/SmallGEO_H36W-1_liftoff_repla Read More...

Jan 28

Astroclock

Astro Clock Dedfine The sun & moon at Their Transit Read More...

Jan 28

The Time

The Time The Time is can be reckoned in the space at any random point. But ending of reckoning is not possible. Beginning of the time reckoning is can be do any random point of the infinite space time but reckoning of the ending point of time's are not possible. From which origin point to time begin? This is not too be verified that, from which origin point to time begin. So that this is very difficult to say that about farming of the cosmos & time started get togather in the past moment & that point oh the space,... Read More...

Jan 25

M46/M47 in Binoculars

Stargazing with binoculars is a speedy way to see celestial objects in awesome detail. project nightflight has developed an astrophotography and image processing technique to show some deep-sky objects as they appear in binoculars. This way we would like to encourage stargazers to use their binoculars for finding their way around in the nightsky. For the simulation images we use HDR imaging technology and a special filter to make the final image look almost exactly as seen through a binocular. The field of view of our binocular simulations spans six degrees, which represents the typical 8x30 or 10x50 binos used... Read More...

Jan 25

AWB SERBIA - MONTHLY ASTRONOMY QUIZ ON 15. JANUARY 2017

Every 15th of each month, except in April, the Serbian AWB organize a small quiz with 10 with different astronomy themes. On 15th January was the 9th Quiz, this time with the theme "Orion". We had 65 participants. Each of them gets an e-book on astronomy as a gift. Read More...

Jan 24

Primera Capsúla Informativa sobre el Eclipse Solar Total y Parcial en los Estados Unidos y Puerto Rico en el 2017

I share to you this report of Total and Partial Solar Eclipse event in August 21, 2017 in USA and Puerto Rico To view the report, please click YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_u6emo_s_YU&t=4s Read More...

Jan 20

GAM 2017 in Spain

AstroGEDA (Elche, España) comienza a adaptar su centro de actividades para participar en el GAM 2017. Contará de una sala con terraza para las actividades con telescopio y poder transmitir en directo algún evento y de una sala de conferencias y talleres para realizar con los más pequeños. AstroGEDA (Elche, Spain) begins to adapt its center of activities to participate in the GAM 2017. It will have a room with terrace for the activities with telescope and to be able to transmit live some event and a conference room and workshops to do with the little ones. Read More...

Jan 16

Charla Astronomia y Astrofotografia para Aficionados

I share a talk about Amateur's Astronomy and Astrophotography for the entire enthusiast community in astronomy on social networks. To access the talk here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeAub0Xg1_I Read More...

Dec 27
2016

The Star of New Year's Eve

Fireworks and celebrations, that's what many people associate with the coming of the New Year. But as the countdown is peaking and expectations are running high, there is yet another show going on in the sky. The brightest star visible from Earth reaches its highest point of its apparent path across the night sky. Sirius culminates around midnight on New Year's Eve. This is a phantastic coincidence. And, of course, this happens every year at midnight as the old year ends and the next year begins and is visible from almost everywhere on Earth. So, if the skies are clear... Read More...

Dec 16
2016

AWB SERBIA - ASTRONOMY QUIZ 15. DECEMBER 2016

Every 15th of each month, except in April, the Serbian AWB organize a small quiz with 10 questions, with different astronomy themes. On 15th December was eighth quiz, this time with the theme: "Comets". We had 57 participants. Each of them gets an e-book on astronomy as a gift. Read More...

Dec 08
2016

The dove Still Continued to Dwell on the roof, but i had sparroweggs in my hand

Last Sunday evening, when it was Finallly clear during waxing moon & on the left mars, did some people of the church look thro' my t elescope, Bu No one else brought Any optical aids, so Only my telescope & binos were used then & there Read More...

Dec 05
2016

Perseus Double Cluster in Binoculars

It's that season again. And with the long and chilly winter nights awesome binocular objects start populating the northern hemisphere night skies. One of the most beautiful is unquestionably the famous Double Cluster. Also known as h & Chi Persei or NGC 869 and NGC 884, these two adjadent star clusters herald the cold winter months in the norhern hemisphere. They are high up in the sky already in the early evening and easy to find between the two constellations Cassiopeia and Perseus. From a dark observing site, they are easily visible with the unaided eye, but in binoculars or... Read More...

Dec 01
2016

Astronomy for the Filipino Youth

Astronomy compels us to look up to the skies, to wonder and to discover. The youth of today's generation will belong to the space generation; and last November 29, the Manila Street Astronomers decided to promote that fact to the grade 10 students of Quezon City Science High School. The group was invited to speak during the school's career orientation in order to inspire them to take interest in other subject fields such as astronomy and space sciences. Astronomy is relatively new in the Philippines with only two universities offering a degree program. Because of this I decided to give... Read More...

Nov 18
2016

A great space adventure in the Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias) in Bayamón, Puerto Rico

The adventure begins on the morning of November 17, 2016. Our destination is the Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias) in the town of Bayamón, Puerto Rico as part of a school tour. The first and second grade students of Cipriano Manrique's Elementary School of Caguas, PR are eager to see the planetarium. The resources in astronomy are the amateur astrophotographer and the communicator in astronomy Fernando Roquel Torres and the professor Érica Correa Félix, (both members of Astrofotografia y Ciencia and Astronomers without Borders). Students identified the planet Saturn and its striking rings, asteroids, comets and a galaxy painted... Read More...

Nov 16
2016

AWB SERBIA - ASTRONOMY QUIZ ON 15. NOVEMBER 2016

Every 15th of each month, exceept in April, the Serbian AWB organize a quiz with 10 questions with diferent astronomy themes. This was the seventh Quiz, this time with the theme "Earth". We had 51 participants. Each of them gets an e-book on astronomy as a gift. Read More...