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Mar 16

AWB SERBIA - ASTRONOMY QUIZ ON MARCH 15th 2021

Every 15th of the month, except in April, AWB-Serbia is organizing a small quiz featuring 10 questions on a selected astronomical theme. On March 15th, was the theme of 50th Quiz: "Spiral Galaxies". We had 137 participants, each got an astronomy e-book. Read More...

Mar 06

Brief Introduction Of Gravitational Waves

Gravitational Waves Introduction Gravitational waves are 'ripples' in space-time caused by some of the most violent and energetic processes in the Universe. Albert Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves in 1916 in his general theory of relativity. Einstein's mathematics showed that massive accelerating objects (such as neutron stars or black holes orbiting each other) would disrupt space-time in such a way that 'waves' of undulating space-time would propagate in all directions away from the source. These cosmic ripples would travel at the speed of light, carrying with them information about their origins, as well as clues to the nature... Read More...

Mar 06

Why do we love all of this!!! / Porque amamos tudo isso!!!

Elon Musk, see how he is serene and calm, he knows what few know, that to build sometimes it is necessary to demolish, he knows that the tomorrow in which he dreams is right there, clearly visible. Every time a person scorns or questions what leads a person to spend good money on things that explode to take people to distant and dangerous places, and that in the view of normal people normal people would do quite a lot of normal things, I don't I think, for people it is difficult to dream of so much debt to pay or... Read More...

Feb 25

Making of Balloon Powered Rocket

by AUSAO

To understand "Newtons Third Law of Motion" we conducted this activity for grade V students Read More...

Feb 22

AWB SERBIA - ASTRONOMY QUIZ ON FEBRUARY 15th 2021

Every 15th of the month, except in April and August, AWB-Serbia is organizing a small quiz featuring 10 questions on a selected astronomical theme.On February 15th, was the theme of 49th Quiz: "Brightest Stars". We had 163 participants, each got an astronomy e-book. Read More...

Feb 11

Haldia Institute of Management Astronomy Club inaugurates its First Observatory

Haldia Institute of Management Astronomy Club also known as Aryabhatta Asatronomy Club launches its first observatory centre with its Reflector Telescope with 130mm aperture and 650mm Focal Length with magnification of 33x and 65x. It is the first management institute in Haldia to launch an observatory for the astronomy enthusiast. The telescope was inaugurated by Dr. Lakshman Chandra Seth, Chairman Indian Centre for Advancement of Research & Education (ICARE). The occasion was also graced by Mr.Asish Lahiri ,Secretary ICARE, Advocate Sudipton Seth, Vice Chairman ICARE , Mrs.Sparshita Ponda Seth ,Chairperson ICARE cultural committee , Dr. Soumendra Nath Bandyopadhyay, Director Haldia... Read More...

Feb 10

Working in remote area of Pakistan to convey the message of cosmos in regional languages

Working in remote area of Pakistan to convey the message of cosmos in regional languages Read More...

Jan 27

Asteroi Day Brazil 2021 Starts in Goias .

Asteroid day Brazil starts in Goias. Accepting yet another international mobilization challenge at IGTAC, adventure corporation Ira will hold 2021 Asteroid Day events every month of the year and we invite all our colleagues and compatriots on planet Earth to do the same. In January we promoted 4 activities for Asteroid Day Brazil, 2 planetarium sessions with the themes Ceres the Goddess Queen of the known and Eunomia the Goddess of Order, the planetarium sessions also talked about Greek myth constellations in the sky and about the 88 official contellations of IAU besides others like the ones of the Original... Read More...

Jan 21

''Un viaje a las estrellas''.

by Mauricio de Jesús García Ruíz

Se realizó el 2do encuentro de charlas astronómicas con los niños del círculo de lectura, la ponencia a cargo del Ing. Mauricio García, miembro de la asociación nicarag ü ense de astronomía aficionada ''Los Cadejos''. Se utilizaron herramientas tales como: colores, plantillas, cuadernos, computadora, datashow y un manual de actividades para que ellos pudieran realizar sus ejercicios. Una actividad muy amena, con mucha participación y cuestionamientos. La proyección consiste en ejecutar estas reuniones todas las semanas, con el objetivo de cultivar el conocimiento astronómico. Este punto de encuentro se desarrolló en el local de la biblioteca pública ''Fernando Buitrago Morales''... Read More...

Jan 19

Discovery of Supernova by Dr. Amit Manna ( https://www.wis-tns.org/object/2021avd )

by Dr. Amit Manna

Discovery of Supernova This transient was discovered with the help of citizen science project Supernova Hunters run by Zooniverse. The candidate was identified by volunteers including Henryk Krawczyk, Dr. Amit Manna and Jingyuan Zhao Read More...

Jan 19

Discovery of Supernova by Dr. Amit Manna ( https://www.wis-tns.org/object/2021avd )

by Dr. Amit Manna

Discovery of Supernova This transient was discovered with the help of citizen science project Supernova Hunters run by Zooniverse. The candidate was identified by volunteers including Henryk Krawczyk, Dr. Amit Manna and Jingyuan Zhao Read More...

Jan 19

Discovery of Supernova by Dr. Amit Manna (https://www.wis-tns.org/object/2020urk)

by Dr. Amit Manna

Discovery of Supernova This transient was discovered with the help of citizen science project Supernova Hunters run by Zooniverse. The candidate was identified by volunteers including Dr. Amit Manna, Henryk Krawczyk and B L Goodwin Read More...

Jan 19

Discovery of Supernova by Dr. Amit Manna

by Dr. Amit Manna

This transient was discovered with the help of citizen science project Supernova Hunters run by Zooniverse. The candidate was identified by volunteers including Dr. Amit Manna, Evan Koch and David Maetschke of Supernova Read More...

Jan 17

Discovery of Supernova by Dr. Amit Manna

by Dr. Amit Manna

TRANSIENT NAME SERVER This transient was discovered with the help of citizen science project Supernova Hunters run by Zooniverse. The candidate was identified by volunteers including Dr. Amit Manna, Sovan acharya and David Maetschke. Read More...

Jan 16

ASTRONOMY SCHOOL FOR BEGINNERS-SECOND TRIMESTER 2021

Since September 1st, 2020 I have been publishing lessons for the "Astronomy School for Beginners" every Tuesday on this Twitter page: https://twitter.com/GracaninLiliana Second trimester started on january 12th. It is open for all nationalities. There are lessons for adults and lessons for children. Next Tuesday the school continues with Lesson 02. Read More...

Jan 16

AWB SERBIA - ASTRONOMY QUIZ ON JANUARY 15th 2021

Every 15th of the month, except in April and August, AWB-Serbia is organizing a small quiz featuring 10 questions on a selected astronomical theme.On January 15th, was the theme of 48th Quiz: "Constellation Cassiopeia". We had 114 participants, each got an astronomy e-book. Read More...

Jan 16

ALL QUIZES WITH Q & A IN E-BOOKS

Every year, astronomers without borders - Serbia publishes e-books with all the questions and answers from all awb-serbia quizzes during the year. It is also a good reference for learning. Download is here: http://bit.ly/awb-2020 Read More...

Jan 14

''Un encuentro astronómico''.

by Mauricio de Jesús García Ruíz

La actividad se desarrolló el día 13 de enero del 2021, en la biblioteca pública '' Fernando Buitrago Morales '' del municipio de Boaco y contó con la presencia de niños que pertenecen al círculo de lectura de dicha institución, se sumaron a la misma la directora Lic.Pastora Urbina y miembros de la biblioteca. Los participantes fueron parte de una jornada de conversación sobre astronomía. Un punto de encuentro muy ameno, divertido y sobre todo lleno de muchos cuestionamientos. Como introducción y parte de las preguntas expresadas: ¿qué es la astronomía? y ¿qué saben acerca del universo ?, ¿diferencia entre... Read More...

Jan 05

INTERNATIONAL ASTRONOMY CONTEST 2020-21

The International Astronomy Contest gives you an opportunity to groom your knowledge in Astronomy and gives you a platform for your career dream in astronomy. Institute of Aeronautics Astronautics and Aviation (IAAA) organizes International Astronomy Contest 2021 in association with Space Generation Advisory Council of Cameroon and National Space Society, Mumbai as Knowledge Partner. Office For Astronomy Outreach of the International Astronomical Union is the Dissemination Partner. The jury panel consists of Astronomy Club of Cameroon and Bangladesh Astronomy Research Collaboration. The COVID19 pandemic crisis has severely impacted and disrupted academic education and regular student activities all over the world.... Read More...

Jan 01

The Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn watched fro St.Estevam Village in Goa, India

by William Afonso

An exciting way to end the Year. With a Wonderful Viewing done from St.Estevam , Goa India Following all the Norms of Social Distancing Video Taken in Midsts of Live harp Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFAF-cCXzmE Read More...

Jan 01

The Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn watched fro St.Estevam Village in Goa, India

by William Afonso

An exciting way to end the Year. With a Wonderful Viewing done from St.Estevam , Goa India Following all the Norms of Social Distancing Video Taken in Midsts of Live harp Music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFAF-cCXzmE Read More...

Dec 22
2020

Great Conjunction _ 2020

At December 21 st we have all witnessed the rare astronomical event – Great Conjunction of two giant planets - Jupiter and Saturn, which occurs in every 800 years. Georgia Astronomy Club - GAC encouraged its members to observe this remarkable happening and take pictures. Club administrator Lucas Khutiashvili provided live coverage of the Conjunction from his Celestron 127 STL telescope: https://www.facebook.com/100003344579177/videos/g.698316136907929/3596011333853650 Peak of the event for Georgia has occurred right after the sunset from 06.20PM till the planets set beyond the horizon at 7.40PM. After that GAC has been broadcasting live from the Youtube of Virtual Telescope Project by... Read More...

Dec 17
2020

SOLAR ECLIPSE 2020 - DECEMBER 14TH - COCHABAMBA, BOLIVIA

Hello Astronomers! Great expectation about Solar Eclipse in many countries! In Bolivia, we were able to watch a partial eclipse though. As time allowed in midday, and also since we are in rainiy season. I was able to make som Astrophotography, using some Solar Viewer Glasses + DSLR Camera for that moment. For the city of Cochabamba, the eclipse was visible as follow: Start: 10:46 Maximum: 11:55 Percentage of Disk: 29% End: 13:08 Using this Solar viewer filters, we were allowed to watch the Solar Eclipse by: Using Glasses and directly looking at it; Adapting one filter for using DSLR... Read More...

Dec 17
2020

The Great Conjunction - Visual Challenge

by Arvind Paranjpye

The Great conjunction of Jupiter-Saturn on 21 December 2020 Visual Challenge Long-awaited conjunction is now only a few days away. We know that on 21 December 20 the planets will be just 0.1 deg from each other. This will be a very special event. The planets will be so close to each other that it will be extremely difficult, if not completely impossible to see them separately with the naked eyes. For reference, Alcor and Mizar of Ursa Major, the Great Bear are separated by 12 minutes of arc or 0.2 deg. Sighting of Alcor and Mizar as two separate... Read More...

Dec 17
2020

AWB SERBIA - ASTRONOMY QUIZ ON DECEMBER 15th 2020

Every 15th of the month, except in April, AWB is organizing a small internet quiz featuring 10 questions on a selected astronomical subject. On December 15th, 2020, the 47th quiz took place, the theme of the day was: "Binary stars". We had 57 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...