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Member Reports from GABRIEL ANDRES JAIMES ILLANES

Oct 04
2018

BEIJING ANCIENT OBSERVATORY - GABRIEL JAIMES

Greetings and Clear Skies! On October, 1st I had the opportunity to visit the Ancient Observatorie in Beijing, China. Declared as UNESCO world Astronomical Heritage, the observatory was built in 1442 with Ming dinasty and during Qing dinasty it was expanded. It is located in DongCheng District. Besides structures, eight bronze instruments were constructed by Qing dinasty with Flemish Jesuit Ferdinand Verbiest: Chidao jingwei yi / 赤道经纬仪 - Equatorial armillary sphere Huangao jingwei yi / 黄道经纬仪 - Ecliptic armillary sphere Tianti yi / 天体仪 - Celestial Sphere Diping jingyi / 地平经仪 - Azimuthal ring Xiangxian yi / 象限仪 - Quadrant... Read More...

Aug 13
2018

LUNAR ECLIPSE OBSERVATION - SAN AGUSTIN ASTRONOMY CLUB

Greetings and Clear Skies! On July 27, World event of a Lunar Eclipse, The Astronomy Club of San Agustín School developed an Observational activity where we focused on determining a dilemma in reference to the institutions of sciences, observatories, planetariums and avtivists of Astronomy in Boliva: Will it be possible to observe the Eclipse in Cochabambaba, Bolivia (17.4140 ºS, 66.1653º W)? Being that different opinions and affirmations existed, the Club decided to arm its telescopes and to observe the sky at 6:13 pm. Being able to confirm the visibility of the Eclipse, the answer: Yes it will : The activity... Read More...

Aug 13
2018

ARCHEOASTRONOMY: TIWANAKU + OBSERVATIONAL ASTRONOMY COURSE - HÉROES DEL BOQUERÓN ASTRONOMY GROUP

Greetings and clear skies! On Wednesday, August 2 to 5, a study trip was found for significant learning purposes in the field of Astronomy for students of the Héroes del Boquerón School. A variety of activities were carried out jointly with professors, university professors, professional / amateur astronomers and academics interested in the field: Observatory Astronomy Courses, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Guided visit to Tiwanaku ruins Visit to the Chakana Astronomical Complex Visit to Museums of the city of La Paz General Objective: Generate, evaluate and provide feedback for meaningful learning experiences for students participating in the study... Read More...

Jul 28
2018

AUGMENTED REALITY ASTRONOMY 4D - SAN AGUSTIN ASTRONOMY CLUB

Greetings and Clear Skies! As an experiment expected by students, the Astronomy Club of San Agustín School developed the activity: Augmented Reality Astronomy 4D For this purpose the free allocation application OCTAGON 4D - SPACE was used, this application works with the technology of recognition of augmented reality and is presented as a very collaborative tool when teaching Astronomy for its diversity of functionalities, implementation costs and quality of interface. The students developed an experimental session, filling a descriptive report of the observed objects, the requirements were: Report printed Physical Letters - OCTAGON SPACE Tablet / Smarthphone own Installed application... Read More...

Jul 28
2018

PLANISPHERE CONSTRUCTION - SAN AGUSTÍN ASTRONOMY CLUB

Greetings to all! As a small experimentation project, the San Agustín Astronomy Club, developed a small experiment for the construction of academic material and astronomical observation, Construction of Planisphere The experiment consists of the following materials: Planisphere prints (coated paper) and front / rear covers designed by the club. Tacks and insurance Scissors Stapler Glue Likewise, with instruction from the teacher, the experiment was developed with a series of steps for the assembly of the planisphere. Planisphere designed, with latitude of the city of Cochabamba (Latitude: -17.414, Longitude: -66.1653 17 ° 24 ') including Photographs taken by the Club, Cost:... Read More...

Jul 10
2018

SAN AGUSTÍN ASTRONOMY CLUB - COCHABAMBA, BOLIVIA

FORMATION OF THE SAN AGUSTÍN ASTRONOMY CLUB GLOBAL ASTRONOMY MONTH 2018 Greetings and Clear Skies! In this document I present a summary of experiences and details of the creation of our Astronomy Club for the Global Astronomy month 2018. Background Astronomy in Bolivia presents great challenges for its diffusion, development and incersión of professional form to our means. Cochabamba, Bolivia presents a incubator of human potential for science, technology and engineering. The San Agustín school is an academic benchmark of excellence presented by consecutive winners of the Bolivian multinational student scientist Olympiads (OCEPB). San Agustín School has been active since... Read More...