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Jun 27
2012

Venus Transit 2012 at Fasa University

Venus Transit 2012 at Fasa University We had a wonderful time during the important event of astronomical history “Venus Transit 2012” at Fasa University. Most of engineering students were very enthusiastic to know more about the Venus planet. Some audiences came because they knew next Venus Transit will happen in 2117. Soheil Salimi “the founder Astronomical Society of Fasa University” and “The Scientific & Educational Manager” at “The Scientific & Educational Department of ISAFU” (ISAFU or “Islamic Students Association of Fasa University” is an association that try to develop the science and outreach) introduced Mike Simmons( President of the Los... Read More...

Jun 15
2012

GAM 2012 EVENT STAR PARTY AT BCCIS CAIRO EGYPT

Date : 25th of April Time : Start : 8 pm - 11pm Event location : Britisch Columbian Canedian International School in Cairo Egypt Approx number of people attended : (children, parents and teachers) : 75 Description : Explanation of the basics of Astronomy, viewing of Moon, Saturn and stars Organizer of this Event : Space Observers Egypt ( Nader Kobaissy) Read More...

Jun 12
2012

Transit of Venus - some impressions from AUSTRIA

Following a short review of my (global & local) impressions and some picts of our local short Venus-transit-event organized by members of our local astronomy association (LAG) ..... Here in Austria it was a very short event but we had luck to see something of this rare event (about 1 hour). Unfortunately due to clouds we could not see the 3rd and 4th contact. Sunrise Linz 05:04 MESZ Egress Interior - 06:37 MESZ Egress Exterior - 06:55 MESZ To see the whole transit I used various sources by internet, of course the great AWB-webcast from Mt. Wilson too. (I have... Read More...

Jun 06
2012

Venus Transit ANIC Children in Colombia

“THE SUN HAS A POINT” Said a child excited to see for the first and last time this charming and mysterious astronomical phenomenon, the passage of a planet from the Sun, is a very interesting event that we saw and photographed with great splendor, clouds Bogota gave permission for observation. He gave a short introduction where I explain the importance of the phenomenon to human civilization because measurements are determined as: the first realistic estimates of the size of the sun, and the distance between it and Earth. Venus's orbit is tilted 3.4 ° from the orbit of the Earth,... Read More...

May 29
2012

Astronomy Day 2012 - Star party

Date: 28th April, 2012 Time: 20:00 to 23:00 IST (GMT+5:30). Location: Lakhota Lake, Jamnagar (Gujarat-India) Event description: This event was for observing the Saturn, Moon and constellations. 3" reflector telescope was used to show the rings of Saturn and the craters of Moon. Approx people attended the event: 170+. Other: It was public event. The pressnote was published in local newspaper to invite the people. No fees. clean weather. Organizer: Mr Dhiren K. Meshvaniya (Lakhota Nature Club). Telescope provided by: Mr Chhaganbhai B. Modhwadiya. Read More...

May 26
2012

GAM 2012 Report: Journey around the Moon

Date: April 5, 2012 Time: 12.00-14.00 Event location: Dacia Middle School, Oradea, Romania Number of students: 30 students, 7-th grade Event description: 1. Lunar Landscape 2. Volcanic features on the Moon Organizer: Valentina Matei. Read More...

May 26
2012

GAM 2012 Report: Exploring the Moon

Date: April 4-5, 2012 Time: 10.00-12.00 Event Location: Dacia Middle School Oradea, Romania Number of people attended: 30 students, 4 grade Event description: 1.Apollo program 2. GRAIL mission. Organizers: Matei Valentina and Bucse Georgeta. Read More...

May 26
2012

Journey to the Moon

Date: April 2-3, 2012 Time: 08:00-14:00 Event Location: A. Lazar High-School in Oradea, Romania Event description: Multimedia presentations for 25 students, 9 to 12 grades, about: 1. The Moon; 2. Internal structure and geology of the Moon; 3. Mercury and Gemini programs; 4. Apollo program; 5. GRAIL mission. Organizer: Valentina Matei. Read More...

May 20
2012

Street Astronomy!

Street astronomy in all but name ! Before the castle Scharstein our first date was in the street astronomy series , which we carry out this year instead ! Thanks to the experienced team of logistics was a breeze ! The guests were thrilled and the unconventional way to bring astronomy to the people worked perfectly . more pictures are here: http://www.auriga.co.at/wordpress/?p=110 Read More...

May 17
2012

GAM 2010 at Constantine

This is the link to an older page on the participation of Sirius at GAM 2010 in the wake of IYA2009 http://www.astronomerswithoutborders.org/projects/global-astronomy-month/gam360/members-blog/366-gam-2010-in-constantine-algeria.html Read More...

May 17
2012

GAM2012 Report - Ghana

In Ghana we organized events for each Saturday in April, all held at the Ghana Planetarium in Accra. On April 7 th , around 10 people attended our launch of GAM, where they watched the GAM 2012 trailer plus the wonderful timelapse video “Astronomers Paradise”. Sarah then used Stellarium to give a presentation on the planets and constellations that should be visible during April. A Planetarium show followed, but afterwards it was not clear enough for telescope viewing, although we were fortunate in seeing the ISS fly by! On April 14 th , around 20 people attended our “Yuri's Night”... Read More...

May 17
2012

GAM 2012 Sirius Algeria

Special day with People with Disabilities. Under the initiative of the Association APIMC, a team from Sirius has animated an Astronomy program at Sétif in Middle Algeria. This highly succesfull multifaceted event brought smiles and new expertise to young kids with disabilities. We are Sirius are proud to have worked hand in hand with the APIMC Association to bring some unforgettable moments to young students. Mourad Hamdouche, Fares Boudechiche; Imene Aymeur Setting up the exhibit Giving talks Lessons on drawing planets Outdoor activities Let us be all the Solar System Our Mother Earth Special day with People with Disabilities. Under... Read More...

May 16
2012

astronomical observations of Sun and Night Sky, Jaslo, Poland

25 th April Pupils took part in the astronomical observations of sun - sunspot and prominences, and at the show the night sky (Jupiter, Venus, the Moon). People involved approx. 50 They also, participated in a photo competition "Earth and Sky" and sent the drawings to a competition organized group of ARISS Poland "We fly to the moon and back to Earth. Time is short, but you can join! " Students were involved to international project developed by NASA for schools - "MoonKAM Grail" We made animations showing “ Grail probe flying across the moon' based on images obtained from... Read More...

May 16
2012

Contest of knowledge and art competition. Jaslo, Poland

17 th April 2012 As part of an international month of astronomy in our school was held a for students from junior high school and for students of 4 and 5 classes of primary school. Students of classes I – III of primary school attended art competition called "Cosmos". Approx. number of pupils involved: 40 Organizer: Zespol Szkol Miejskich Nr 3, Jaslo, Poland Read More...

May 15
2012

GAM 2012 Report

Date: 2th to 28th April 2012 Time: 08:00-14:00 every day Event Location: Computer lab or school yard of the School no 14 "Ion Tuculescu", Craiova, Romania Event Description: - Constellations: PowerPoint Presentation of the Constellations,  Drawing activities, WebQuest about Constellations, SF Essays of the 5th to 7th grade students. - Eyes on the skies-video presentation -Build a spectroscope- practical activity -Astronomical observations and on-line astronomical observations These activities are part of the educational program "The Magic Sky" included in a European eTwinning partnership .   Approx number of people Attended: 100 Organisers of the Event: School no 14 "Ion Tuculescu",... Read More...

May 15
2012

GAM 2012 - Batatais: Astronomia Para Todos / GAM 2012 - Batatais: Astronomy For All

Data/Date: 25/04/2012 Hora/Time: 19:00 - 23:00 hora local/local time Local do evento/Event location: Estação Cultura - Batatais - SP - Brasil Descrição do evento/Event description: Observação astronômica pública, através de telescópios./ public astronomical observation throug telescopes. Número aproximado de pessoas que compareceram/ approx number of people Attended: 300 Organizadores do evento/Organizers of the Event: Grupo A.A.T.E.U. (Astrônomos Amadores Tentando Entender o Universo) e Escola Estadual Mons. Joaquim Alves Ferreira / Group A.A.T.E.U. (Amateur Astronomers Trying to Understand the Universe) and State School Mons. Joaquim Alves Ferreira. Outros/others: Entusiastas do mundo todo comemoram em abril de 2012 o Mês Global da... Read More...

May 13
2012

GEOSTAR PARTY 2012 SEMBRANDO UNA ÉTICA POR LA VIDA DESDE LA ASTRONOMÍA, GAM Report 2012

ANIC Asociación de Niños Indagadores del Cosmos COLOMBIA. Casa Real de Guaduas. Cundinamarca Colombia. For centuries the life of men on earth was intrinsically linked to the behavior of the stars in the sky. All planting, any construction of a village, or the design of a strategy of war, was determined by the majestic path of the stars in the universe. Modernity and vertigo have made modern man, seduced by someone hard to what happens beyond the skyscrapers. And That was the purpose which was the fifth festival, rediscover that "we are all one" and that in the dance of... Read More...

May 10
2012

Astronomical Club of Guerrara/Algeria

Evening astronomical On the anniversary of Yuri Gagarin , first man in space on 12 April 2012, Science Club of Guerrara in Algeria, presented this evening astronomical about this great achievement in human history And presenting the most important developments in astronomy with the astronomical observation of the moon , Saturn and Mars. Presentation: (billal ben salah) Observation : (Med Aissa Moussa) thank you for all. Read More...

May 07
2012

GAM 2012, Star Observatory Gmunden/Upper Austria

Bad weather has spoiled almost all events for the GAM 2012! Only the 28/04/2012 was marked by good weather. We invited our guests to enjoy the stars on deck chairs , with a cool drink and smart music. At the same time April 28 was also the Austrian Astronomy . Therefore, there was something to celebrate twice . Not only the visitors welcome , we were able , even the planets Venus , Mars and Jupiter were there . Later still deep sky objects joined them and everything was perfect . Up until the early morning hours we had put... Read More...

May 06
2012

GAM 2012 Report

National contest : "In search for the disappeared stars " a national competition to help learning the names and positions of the constellations and stars and to increase the awareness about light pollution issues. - UNAWE workshops : Several UNAWE workshops were organised. Altair club in Beni Mellal : - Mirfak club in Temara : Sirius club in Ait Melloul : Mizar and Meissa clubs in Ben Smim : - Observing sessions : Sirius club during Saturn Watch : Altair club during the Science days in Moulay Slimane University in Beni Mellal : Global Star Party in Azrou : -... Read More...

May 05
2012

Global Star Party in Azrou

The young members of Mizar club and their teacher managed to show the beauty of Saturn rings to all the guests . Read More...

May 04
2012

"GAM2012 Report"

Organized and Participated in a Public Viewing Session on Saturday, April 28th, at the Little Red School House in Willow Springs, IL. Had 43 visitors, and viewed the Moon, Venus, and Mars, even though it was mostly cloudy. ~Jeff Read More...

May 04
2012

"GAM2012 Report"

"GAM2012 Report" Organized and Participated in a Public Viewing Session on Saturday, April 28th, at the Little Red School House in Willow Springs, IL. Had 43 visitors, and viewed the Moon, Venus, and Mars, even though it was mostly cloudy. ~Jeff Read More...

May 03
2012

GAM 28th April on the Observatory in Michelbach/Lower Austria

The forecast predicted awesome weather to come, which is why 24 members with 17 telescopes stood prepared for our visitors. In the afternoon we welcomed around 40 children to our Antares Kids event. Enthusiastically the children experimented and crafted models, collected “meteorites” and launched air rockets and “comets”. Meanwhile their parents enjoyed coffee and cake at our Astro-Buffet and observing the sun in white light and H-Alpha. Our radio telescope – the only one at an Austrian public observatory – also attracted a lot of interest. From 7 pm on we started our evening program. It got really crowded then... Read More...

May 02
2012

Global Astronomy Month 2012 in Iran at Sa'adat-shahr

GAM 2012 was a memorable month for all people who live in Sa'adat-shahr .Observing the sky with different groups of citizens,families,students,teachers,doctors,... in Global Astronomy Month 2012 . Since besides improving astronomy ,one of the goals of Astronomers Without Borders is to develop world peace through the programs such as " 30 Nights of StarPeace" in GAM 2012 under the motto One People*One Sky , Astronomical Society of Pasargad Sky has decided to have inauguration of Global Astronomy Month 2012 near the tomb of a man who wrote the first human right's constitution on a cylinder which is called "The Cyrus... Read More...