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Oct 13
2019

Earth And Beyond

Astronomy has the power to instill a sense of wonder and joy in students and teachers. Let's learn from each other. Make a poster, presentation or write text for interesting celestial bodies and events. The Universe or the Cosmos The Moon is the Door to the Stars Read More...

Oct 11
2019

Unusual celebrations for "International Observe the Moon Night" and "World Space Week"

I was honorably interviewed by TVB informative program as special guest (the largest television broadcast in HK). Mostly I shared my sharing my adventurous experiences for astronomical observation and promoted the importance of popular science . More importantly, this year is the #MoonLanding50. I also introduced some of knowledge about Apollo mission, and technique for Lunar Photography. And also my precious opportunities to meet with Apollo 15 Astronaut at the California, U.S.A. With the previous television interview about “Lunar Observation” last month (Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival) , I shared about the lunar features (e.g. craters, Maria) and how we can capture... Read More...

Oct 11
2019

Summary InOMN Spain

Hello everybody !! InOMN activities in Spain have already been completed and we have again broken records: On October 5, the International Moon Observation Night (InOMN) was held, an annual event organized by the Communication and Education team of NASA's LRO mission, which brings the whole world together in his observation. In Spain, 101 activities were registered, of which 23 were organized by FAAE associations. Museums, observatories, associations, schools, institutes and individuals joined the great celebration of the Moon, which reached more than 2000 activities worldwide. The event presented several formats in addition to direct observation with telescopes and binoculars,... Read More...

Oct 08
2019

InOMN 2019

On the night of October 5, 2019 the Manila Street Astronomers community conducted several event setups for the International Observe the Moon Night. The group conducted lectures and free telescope viewings at Cavite, Mandaluyong, SM North EDSA, Angono, Mendiola, and Baguio. Other astronomy organizations and individuals also conducted their respective setups (unfortunately not all were registered). At the start of the month the local astronomy community was worried due to cloudy and rainy skies accompanying Tropical Storm 19W (Onyok) that lasted until the night of October 4. From my end in Baguio City we had to cancel the telescope viewing... Read More...

Oct 08
2019

How an Amateur Astrophile and Astronomer Made Her First Step Towards Space Observation

by Bhagyashree Singh

On 5th October 2019, it was the 5th edition of International Moon Observing Day. Although for the world it was the 5th one, it was the first ever observing day for this one-nanosecond old zygote in the world of Astronomy. I have been in connection with this cosmos ever since, but recently, under The Treaty Of Ghaziabad, 2019, I was formally introduced to this extravagant world of astronomy and astrophysics by my Astronomical guide urf Guru, with whom I have no terms of contact or relation. I was very excited for this day since I read about this on the... Read More...

Oct 06
2019

International Observe The moon Night 2019 in Erbil, Iraq

Hosted by the International Maarif Schools in Erbil, AOYA has invited the public to attend a night dedicated to observing the moon on Saturday, October 5th. This event was precceded by a 4 day activity program including a lunar photo contest, moon painting, poetry, and creating 3D models of the lunar features. The event was a great sucess, children have added a nice atmosphere and were left speechless when saw the detailed features of the moon as being projected from the scope onto the desplay. We have answered numerous questions about the moon by visitors from all ages and cultural... Read More...

Oct 06
2019

InOMN2019 Goias it was a success.

Acting in worldwide engagement during World Space Week and in conjunction with the International Moon Observation Night, and in solemnity to the 50th anniversary of the Apollo missions and 100 years of the International Astronomical Union, we of the Gunstar Team Institute of Cultural Astronomy, with our largest and most vibrant project the Itinerant Telescope, we took several telescopes for a night of magic and friendship and diffusion of scientific knowledge at the biggest point of cultural reference in the state the Oscar Nyemeier Cultural Center, all for free and in solidarity. For about 45 min the moon and saturn... Read More...

Oct 06
2019

First InOMN-Event in Austria

I am happy to tell that we startet this year our first InOMN Event here in Linz at our little public observatory of our astronomy association - Kepler Sternwarte Linz . Following the appeal of Jessica Santascoy, our AWB-Community Engagement Manager, finally we registered this year an event to celebrate the moon together with many people around the globe. It was a great success despite we had mostly bad weather. Nevertheless we had some holes in the cloud cover and we could give some nice live-views from the moon to our visitors. Additionally to our main instrument for visual observations... Read More...

Oct 06
2019

Retrun To AWB through InOMN 2019

Very long time spent after our last activity in AWB as (Amaterur Astronomers Association of Kurdistan - AAAK) thats due to a very bad security and military circumastances in our region and Iraq after the black occupation of ISIS. Thank to Allah, now every thing is better and here we are return to AWB Community with a new organization named (Kurdistan Astronomical Organization - KAO) just like old days of our early beginning sa (AAAK). InOMN 2019 was our return celebration after we made it last evening, Saturday 5, 2019 in (Minara Park) of (Erbil city) in Iraqi Kurdistan Region,... Read More...

Sep 18
2019

AWB SERBIA - ASTRONOMY QUIZ ON SEPTEMBER 15th 2019

Every 15th of the month, except in April, AWB is organizing a small quiz featuring 10 questions on a selected astronomical subject. On September 15th, 2019, the 33rd quiz took place, the theme of the day was: "Characteristics of the planets in Solar system". We had 46 participants, each of whom got a free e-book on astronomy. Those who had all 10 answers correct, received an e-book and a gold certificate. Read More...

Sep 12
2019

Goias State Astronomy Festival It was a success.

Goias State Astronomy Festival It was a success. Name: Glitter Festival 2019 Adventure World 6 Edition Start: 02/07 Closing 09/10 Official Events: 02/07 Eclipse of the Sun Meeting (60 people) 07/07 Glitter Go University Square. (150 people) 12/07 On the Moon Again (500 people 2 days) 16/07 Concealment of the Planet of the Rings (saturn) (3 people) 07/16 Partial Eclipse of the Moon (100 people) 17/07 Glitter Go Hydroland (250 people) 27/07 Message to You (Old Goias (90 people) 08/03 Glitter Go, Area 51 Townhouse (200 people) 08/04 5th Week of Astro Adventures in Alto Paraiso (200 people) 08/08 Rain... Read More...

Sep 06
2019

International Observe the Moon Night - InOMN 2019

Astronomers Without Borders invites all astronomical organizations and entities to participate in the 10th annual International Observe the Moon Night. We also invite the public to find an event OR just look up and enjoy the Moon. On October 5th, let's celebrate International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN)! "International Observe the Moon Night is a worldwide celebration of lunar science and exploration held annually since 2010. One day each year, everyone on Earth is invited to join NASA and other organizations to observe and learn about the Moon together, and to celebrate the cultural and personal connections we all have... Read More...

Sep 04
2019

ASTROEDU - COCHABAMBA #IAU100

Hello Astronomers! AstroEDU-COCHABAMBA was a training event in the teaching of Astronomy and Space Sciences for college teachers and normalist students in workshop mode. On Saturday, August 17, the AstroEdu - Cochabamba event was held with great success bringing together teachers from different districts of Cochabamba and other cities as well. As part of the “Open Astronomy Schools” project of the International Astronomical Union (IAU), some of the scope of the event were: A. Free training and empowerment of teachers for the development of ast ronomy in scenarios of sustainable development goals. B. Experts and representatives of the field of... Read More...

Aug 29
2019

TO THE MOON AND BACK

On 12 April 2019 (58th anniversary of the first person in Space) this photo of our 7m Ase Dome Planetarium was transmitted to the Moon and back as part of the Opticks SciArt project by artist Daniela de Paulis and Astronomers Without Borders , to commemorate the first Apollo Moon landing. The 'noise' in moonbounced images is caused by the great distance travelled by the radio signals to the Moon and back (approximately 800,000 km) and by the poor reflective qualities of the Moon's surface. Find out more here: bit.ly/it-opticks . Original photo by Lauren White. Read More...

Aug 22
2019

DEVELOPMENT OF FREE DESIGN PLANISPHERE - ASTROEDU - COCCHABAMBA #IAU100

Hi Astronomers! As part of the free teacher workshop ASTROEDU - COCHABAMBA event, part of the "Open Astronomy Schools" of The International Astronomical Union (IAU). Link of the AstroEdu - Cochabamba: https://www.facebook.com/AstroEduCochabamba/ The followi ng is a Celestial Planisphere of free Design for download and printing, its purpose is to implement a practical class of planisphere assembly. Its design coordinates are for the city of Cochabamba, Bolivia. It consists of an Assembly Guide and was one of the materials developed and provided by AstroEdu - Cochabamba Hopefully this is a first version for the near future with the development of... Read More...

Aug 12
2019

Exoplanet naming contest

The International Astronomical Union has launched the seconde edition of exoplanet naming. See the official site for more detail: http://www.nameexoworlds.iau.org/ In Haiti, we will give a name for the star HD 1502 (a k type star) & its exoplanet HD 1502b (a giant gazeous planet) throu online platforms: https://haitiastronomie.blogspot.com/p/propositions-de-noms-pour-exoworlds.html & https://haitiastronomie.blogspot.com/p/platforme-ii.html I wish for each of you that their respective country is engaged in this contest. I wish that any Haitians visiting this forum would join this adventure for our culture and history on space: https://haitiastronomie.blogspot.com/p/nommer-ne-exoplanete.html Read More...

Aug 12
2019

Mesurer l'Univers

If you are francophone, don't miss this MOOC from Observatoire de Paris: Mesurer l'Univers Mesurer l'Univers Calendrier: Inscription en cours.... Fin des inscricption: 20 octobre 2019 Debut des cours: 23 septembre 2019 Fin des cours: 11 novemvre 2019 Effort estime a 4 h / semaine Read More...

Aug 11
2019

Activities in Spain August 2019

1.- Workshop: The phases of La Luna with Oreo cookies, in the Astronomical Group of Huesca 2.- Guided observation of the sky, in the Astronomical Group of La Rioja 2.- Guided observation of the sky with binoculars and telescopes, in the Astronomical Group of Huesca 3.- Exhibition: Journey to the Moon, 50th Anniversary in the Astronomical Group of Huesca 3.- Conference: The origin of gold in the death of the stars and exhibition of precious metals, in the Astronomical Association of Burgos 3.- Conference: 50 years of Apollo 11, in the Astronomical Group of Huesca 3.- Talk and astronomical observations,... Read More...

Aug 11
2019

Nights of the Stars august 2019

Hi all, This year, clouds were not too much in the way , we had 2 giant planets, the Moon, Messier objects, NGC, some perseids, (even the Milky Way at the ESC), with my Nexstar 6 inches, many children, 3 consecutive nights in 3 different locations! Even Apollo 11conferences in various languages I'm exhausted but satisfied by this year's Night of the Stars! http://www.astrovega.be/index. php?option=com_kunena&view= topic&catid=30&id=1253&Itemid= 837 http://www.astrovega.be/ index.php?option=com_kunena& view=topic&catid=30&id=1252& Itemid=837 http://www.astrovega.be/ index.php?option=com_kunena& view=topic&catid=30&id=1255& Itemid=837 Read More...

Aug 02
2019

Perseids 2019

As every year, in the month of August, we have the classic "Perseids", a stream of meteors that is produced by combustion in the atmosphere of dust and rockery from the tail of comet 109P / Swift-Tuttle, whose radiant is found in the constellation Perseus, hence its name. Graph made with Stellarium From July 17 to August 24, the Earth will be crossing this area of ​​debris deposited by the comet, but the night of 12 to 13, between 23h and 5h, will be when you can enjoy more, since it will reach its maximum THZ with 100 meteors per... Read More...

Jul 27
2019

Lecture: The Moon Revisited: 50 Years After Apollo, A Gateway to Mars

This is a free, public program sponsored by www.MontaukObservatory.com Seating is limited. To register for free tickets, go to: https://emmart.eventbrite.com https://emmart.eventbrite.com Join Carter Emmart for a lively, illustrated walk through the historic Apollo landing sites as visualized from current data sent back from a now international fleet of spacecraft imaging the Moon. NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter—the mission of which includes identifying sites close to potential resources with high scientific value, favorable terrain and the environment necessary for safe future robotic and human lunar missions has imaged what was left on the Moon fifty years ago by Apollo 11, as well... Read More...

Jul 26
2019

Astronomy and Cloudy Skies

Observational astronomy is one of the most appealing aspects of astronomy. Be it in gazing at the starry skies, looking through a telescope, or capturing the beauty through a camera, there will always be something that appeals to the general public. Those of us who venture out into the dark sites are stunned by the beauty of a star filled sky and would want to be able to see more of it. But alas, be it in dark sites or more urbanized locations we share a common enemy in observational astronomy – clouds! For those of us who live in... Read More...

Jul 26
2019

ASTRONOMY FOR YOUTH – COCHABAMBA, BOLIVIA EVENT #IAU100 #MOONLANDING50

Hello Astronomers! As part of worldwide events in #MoonLanging50 and #IAU100. An event dedicated for youth on development of Astronomy in Cochabamba Bolivia was realized. Astronomy for Youth – Cochabamba, Bolivia Teens and kids prepared for a special presentation, observation practice and use of the telescope by various astronomy enthusiasts and educators. The activities of the event were as follow: Presentation of 50 th anniversary of Moonlanding of Apollo II mission. Dynamics for learning of students. Prizes and items were provided to students. Presentation of part recognition and use of telescopes. Documentary session Use of MoonLanding50 contest winners Telescope and... Read More...

Jul 21
2019

Happy [email protected] Landing!

WOW!! Want to experience Neil Armstrong's iconic first step on the Moon as exactly it was happening 50 years ago (at 9:56pm Central)? Hear the voice loops between the crew and Mission Control and see the photo/TV imagery that was provided! Go to https://www.apolloinrealtime.org/11/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P60oN47lTrc&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0nfzk1ONUjiNEj5Y9_i1gK2vUrxgCO8TDW4NBzogRN9lixvTUMSnPZHO0 https://www.facebook.com/rogerhw/videos/10219938262830649/ https://www.facebook.com/rogerhw/videos/10219938669920826/ Thank you, Roger Weiss! Read More...

Jul 20
2019

Moon eclipse recorded on 16th of July 2019

This partial moon eclipse was taken by Institue of Astronomy, Sri Lanka Read More...