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Apr 28
2012

INTERNATIONAL ASTRONOMY DAY 2012 - SPACE -X [ 2012 ] COLOMBO SRI LANKA

WELCOME TO THE INTERNATIONAL ASTRONOMY DAY 2012 THE PUBLIC NEEDS YOUR KNOWLEDGE SPECIALLY IN 2012 PLEASE GET KNOWLEDGE AND GIVE KNOWLEDGE AW JOIN HANDS WITH OFS (ORIGIN OF FUTURE SCIENTISTS) TO FOR THIS PURPOSE OFS ORGANIZES SPACE - X 2012 FOR THIS PURPOSE VISIT AW-EDUMEDIA Read More...

Apr 27
2012

Mês Mundial da Astronomia - Noite das Estrelas na EB1 Igreja nº2 Sandim, Portugal

A associação de Pais da escola EB1 Igreja nº2 de Sandim - Vila Nova de Gaia, promoveu, pelo segundo ano consecutivo, um evento inserido no Mês Mundial da Astronomia 2012. Nesta edição a "conversa" foi sobre o planeta Saturno e o Planeta Marte e as crianças tiveram a oportunidade de conhecer melhor o sistema Solar. Com um telescópio foi possível observar as fases de Vénus, as crateras da Lua, observar Marte e fotografá-lo e ver os anéis de Saturno. The parents association from the school EB1 Igraja nº2 from Sandim - Vila Nova de Gaia, promoted, for the second year,... Read More...

Apr 24
2012

GAM 2012 - again meeting an NC from another country, and much more ..........

This year I had the great pleasure and honour to be invited to the 5th International Meeting of Astronomy and Astronoautics in Campos dos Goytacazes (Brazil) to represent AWB from the point of view of of an NC in the heart of Europe. Arriving in Brasil means to meet very friendly people, laughing and happy people, people with high dedication, for example with great dedication to astronomy in Campos. This depends on Marcelo de Oliveira Souza, a man with a big heart, with a nice wife and a dedication to astronomy you have to search for ! Reading his meeting... Read More...

Apr 21
2012

Mês Mundial da Astronomia – “Titã, uma Lua parecida com a Terra” - Lyrids Watch no OAPB

No dia 21 de Abril, o Observatório Astronómico de Gaia (OAPB) voltou a promover mais uma rubrica do Mês Mundial da Astronomia 2012, desta vez foi dedicado à maior Lua de Saturno,Titã, a única com uma espessa atmosfera no nosso sistema solar, cuja composição se assemelha à atmosfera primordial quando a vida despontava na Terra. O dia era propicio também à observação de estrelas cadentes da chuva de meteoros, as Liridas, mas não foi visualizada nenhuma, talvez devido à poluição luminosa e devido à neblina e algumas nuvens que incomodavam a observação. No final foi possível a observação de Saturno... Read More...

Apr 17
2012

Saturn Watch in Public at Saadat-shahr

Another activity of Astronomical Society of Pasargad Sky was Saturn Watch . We joined the groups,families,amateur astronomers, and citizens to watch the Saturn by setting up telescopes in public to share the those breathtaking views of Saturn with others. Please click here to watch more photos. Read More...

Apr 15
2012

Mês Mundial da Astronomia - International Dark Sky Week in OAPB

Mais uma actividade organizada pelo OAPB este Sábado, dia 14 de Abril, desta vez, infelizmente, o público não aderiu como se esperaria, durante o dia as condições meteorológicas não foram favoráveis à astronomia, mas à noite, apesar de algum vento e frio, o céu estava sem nuvens e com boa transparência. Estava prevista uma palestra, que foi cancelada, com o titulo "A impressão digital dos Astros", bem fica para a próxima... ainda foi possível fotografar o céu oeste do local das observações onde constata-se as luzes no horizonte provenientes das cidades de Gaia e Porto e ainda uma luz incomodativa... Read More...

Apr 15
2012

Astronomical Society of Pasargad Sky & GAM 2012

We have observing during Global Astronomy Month 2012 with our citizens at Saadat-shahr every night. Astronomy is something we can share across all cultures, even at a distance, and learn about each other in the process. Wherever we are*We share the same sky. Mike Simmons Sky & Telescope Magazine-March 28, 2012 Please click here to watch more photos. One People * One Sky GAM-2012 Astronomical Society of Pasargad Sky Read More...

Apr 12
2012

Observação Astronómica na Escola Primária Visconde de S. Gião

Observação Astronómica na Escola Primária Visconde de S. Gião Read More...

Apr 12
2012

A poluição luminosa, os seres vivos e a Astronomia

No dia 14 de abril, pelas 21h, na sede da Reserva Natural do Paul do Boquilobo ( ver mapa ), irá realizar-se uma palestra sobre "A poluição luminosa, os seres vivos e a Astronomia", seguida de uma observação astronómica com telescópios (se as condições meteorológicas o permitirem). Esta atividade realiza-se no âmbito do Mês Global da Astronomia e do projeto " Apagar as luzes e acender as estrelas " da Escola Secundária de Maria Lamas, com o apoio do NUCLIO - Núcleo Interactivo de Astronomia e colaboração da Câmara Municipal da Golegã. Read More...

Apr 12
2012

Observação Astronómica na Escola Primária Visconde de S. Gião

Observação Astronómica na Escola Primária Visconde de S. Gião Read More...

Apr 09
2012

Lunar Week celebrated with UNAWE activities for children

Mirfak club from Aldebaran Project (project of creation of school astronomy clubs within the UNESCO's Associated School Network in Morocco) organized during Lunar Week two UNAWE's workshops for Al Makrizi primary school in Temara. UNAWE (Universe Awareness) is an international program which use the beauty and grandeur of the Universe to inspire young children and encourage them to develop an interest in science and technology http://www.unawe.org/ - "Deadly Moons" workshop for CE 3 level : - Apollo missions workshop for CM2 level : - And Moon's observations with telescope : Read More...

Apr 09
2012

kakastrobservatory

Please see the webpage of mine at: http://kakastrobservatory.webs.com. You will see photos of moon, sunspots, etc taken using 2" Galileo-scope with 5120c mobile phone Read More...

Apr 08
2012

Mês Mundial da Astronomia - Lunar Week - Semana Lunar no OAPB

A Semana Lunar do Mês Mundial da Astronomia 2012 decorreu entre os dias 1 e 7 de Abril, o OAPB escolheu o ultimo dia, Sábado dia 7, para comemorar este evento. Infelizmente o dia estava mau em termos de condições meteorológicas e no inicio da actividade o céu estava encoberto o que levou ao seu cancelamento, contudo o corpo organizativo manteve-se no local para confraternização e teve a sorte de verificar que a partir das 22:30 o céu limpou e ainda foi possível obter algumas imagens de planetas do sistema solar apesar do seeing estar péssimo. The Lunar Week of... Read More...

Apr 08
2012

AWB-GAM 2012-Lunar Week in Iran-Saadat-shahr

Here at Saadat-shahr in April1-7 we put the telescopes at popular streets of city to introduce the Moon and answer the questions of people. Saadat-shahr , near to Pasargadae World Heritage , is known as Astronomy Town in Iran because of a great passion to astronomy and skygazing among locals. Astronomy is involved with everyday life and culture here, after years of broad activity by the town's astronomy association which also resulted in Astronomical Society of Pacific 2006 Amateur Outreach Award for Asghar Kabiri , the leading astronomy educator in the town. Many wedding ceremonies end with star party and... Read More...

Apr 08
2012

AWB-GAM 2012-Lunar Week at Saadat-shahr

Here at Saadat-shahr in April 1-7 we put the telescopes at popular streets of city to introduce the Moon and answer the questions of people. Saadat-shahr , near to Pasargad World Heritage , is known as Astronomy Town in Iran because of a great passion to astronomy and skygazing among locals. Astronomy is involved with everyday life and culture here, after years of broad activity by the town's astronomy association which also resulted in Astronomical Society of Pacific 2006 Amateur Outreach Award for Asghar Kabiri , the leading astronomy educator in the town. Many wedding ceremonies end with star party... Read More...

Apr 08
2012

AWB-GAM 2012 SunDay in Iran-around Saadat-Shahr & Sizdah Bedar

Sizdah Be-dar (also frequently stylized as "13 Bedar")is the name of a ceremony in Persian Culture.Sizdah is the Persian term for thirteen. Leaving the house on the Thirteenth Day of Farvardin (the first month of Iranian calendar), and joyfully spending the day outdoors have been a national tradition since ancient times in Iran. Most of the times Sizdah Bedar coincides with the first day of April, which is known as SunDay in GAM2012 programs . The Team of Astronomical Society of Pasargad Sky (ASPS) and its Manager Asghar Kabiri who accomplished 2006 Amateur Outreach Award went to popular places outdoors... Read More...

Apr 08
2012

Global Astronomy Month 2012 in Iran-Pasargad (World Heritage)

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 Cylinder". In addition I'm proud to say that we hosted Mr. Simmons , "The President of AWB" and his friends at Pasargad during the " 2004 Venus... Read More...

Apr 07
2012

Global Astronomy Month 2012 in Iran-Pasargad (World Heritage)

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 Cylinder ". In addition I'm proud to say that we hosted Mr. Simmons , the president of AWB and his friends at Pasargad during the "... Read More...

Apr 07
2012

Global Astronomy Month 2012 in Iran-Pasargad (World Heritage)

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 issued the first human right code (The Cyrus Cylinder), by the way ,Mr Simmons the President of AWB and his friends held their " 2004 Venus Transit " observations here that is our honor. Please click here to watch the photos... Read More...

Apr 07
2012

Starpeace 2012: Vietnam-Phillipines- New Zealand 04 April 2012

On 4th April 2012, along with Armando from Phillipines and Paul Moss from New Zealand, our club had organized Starpeace 2012 segment 2 in celebrating GAM 2012. With the slogan ONE PEOPLE under ONE SKY, we had guided participants about the sky, some major constellations, 4 planets: Mars, Saturn, Jupiter and Venus, some major Messier objects and our natural satellite THE MOON. We also introduced AWB, Starpeace and the significance of the slogan ONE PEOPLE ONE SKY. Due to unfavourable weather, 2 other astro clubs from Hanoi city(Hanoi astronomy Society) and Danang City (PAC -Polytechnic Astronomy Club) had cancelled their... Read More...

Apr 03
2012

Stars contest

The Contest was officialy launched on 1 April in five moroccan cities . Read More...

Apr 02
2012

Lunar Observing Timaru New Zealand - Our first event GAM 2012

We had excellent viewing conditions, the location is the Timaru Piazza New Zealand, alot of street lights but we were observing the Moon so light pollution was not too much of a problem. Members of the South Canterbury Astronomers Group setup ten different instruments for the public to use, 150 people attended, all age groups. Many "wow" were heard so thats all ways a good sign. This was the first of five events planned for the month of April. Below are some images from the evening. A general view at the start of the observing Two girls using there smartphone... Read More...

Apr 02
2012

AWB-GAM2012 SunDay in Nicaragua

The celebration of GAM2012 in Nicaragua blasted off in Nicaragua with the Sun Day, on April 1st. in the small town of Catarina, Masaya. With a couple of properly filtered telescope, educational posters, mylar hand-hel filters and a solar kitchen, ANASA and FUPROSOMUNIC (a.k.a. Women of the Sun), shared their love for the Sun with the people of Catarina. For a couple of hours, more than 80 local residents learned about the Main Star in the Solar System and how to take advantage of its light and heat. Children wanted to repeat their observations and asked questions about the size... Read More...