Bandar Seri Begawan – The planet Mercury will transit in front of the sun on 11 November and ends on 12 November (Brunei Time). The passage will take for a total of 5h 28m 48s and will be visible from America, Europe, Africa and Western Asia. The phenomenon will not be visible from South East Asia including Brunei Darussalam and Australia.
Planet transit takes place in stages and the followings are the key time of contacts (Brunei Time) : I (first external contact of Mercury with the Sun’s disk): 20h 35m 26s II (first internal contact of Mercury with the solar disk) : 20h 37m 08s Greatest (distance between the planet’s disk and the sun’s centre at minimum): 23h 19m 48s III (last internal contact): 2h 02m 33s IV (last external contact): 2h 04m 14s
Mercury transit happens about 13 or 14 per century, and this is the last one for 13 years. The next one is on November 12, 2032.
Bandar Seri Begawan – Perlaksanaan program menamakan Bintang dan Exoplanet (Name Exoworlds) Brunei Darussalam anjuran Persatuan Astronomi Negara Brunei Darussalam selaku International Astronomical Union (IAU) National Outreach Coordinator yang sedang dijalankan telah mencapai ke peringkat kemuncaknya.
Sejak pelancarannya pada Ogos 2019, inisiatif berkenaan
telah berjaya menerima sebanyak 242 cadangan nama bagi Bintang Induk HD 179949
bersama Exoplanet HD 179949b. Keseluruhan cadangan nama adalah daripada 211
orang peserta yang terdiri daripada individu perseorangan, wakil-wakil pelajar
daripada institusi-institusi pendidikan, wakil organisasi kerajaan serta agensi
bukan kerajaan di negara ini.
“Penyertaan yang amat menggalakkan ini telah mencerminkan wujudnya usaha dan kesedaran yang ketara dari kalangan masyarakat dan pelbagai pihak dalam mengembangkan dan memajukan bidang astronomi di negara Brunei Darussalam.” kata YM Hj Abdul Aziz bin Hj Akob, Naib Yang Di-Pertua Persatuan Astronomi Negara Brunei Darussalam, semasa ucapan pelancaran Sempena Pembukaan Undian Awam bagi Name Exoworlds Brunei Darussalam pada 13 Safar 1440 bersamaan 12 Oktober 2019.
Bandar Seri Begawan – If you want to explore the night sky, then join us for these fun stargazing at the Eco Ponies Garden in Tutong on October 19, 2019. You can bring your telescope and enjoy camping under the stars featuring the Orionids Meteor Shower!
Kuala Belait – The International Space Station (ISS) flew exactly in front of the Moon on Thursday morning, Sep 19, 2019 at precisely 05:29:46.49 am for 0.61 seconds.
Despite of the hazy sky, the space station passing in front of the moon which takes less than a second was observable by a group of astrophotgraphers from the Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam over Panaga, Brunei Darussalam.
Tutong – A group of Year 11 Sc 4 students from Sayyidina Hassan Secondary Schools visited the Mini Astronomical Observatory located at Kampong Keriam, Tutong, on Friday night (September 6, 2019).
Students had the opportunities to use equipment in the observatory to gaze closely at the Moon and the planet Jupiter. There were also a space talk “Introduction of the Solar System” and a briefing on the proper use of the telescope by Secretary-General of the Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam.
Are you a Brunei science teacher with experiencing in teaching astronomy, using a telescope system and use astronomy as a tool of education?
Participate now! The 3-day ASEAN Astronomy Workshop for Teachers (AAWT) from 26-28 December 2019 at UTM Johor Malaysia will feature talks, hands-on activities such as telescope demonstrations, special observation of the annular solar eclipse including opportunities to use robotic observatories in the region.
More detail, contact Mhd Fairos bin Asillam (Secretary of
AAWT) at email@example.com or +60193553539
Bandar Seri Begawan – The Western sky was clear on the evening of August 31, 2019. The celestial objects, Venus and Sun, were used for scopes alignment during the new moon sighting.
The new moon observation of Muharram 1441H was held at Agok Hill by members of Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam. The 24 hour-old hilal (crescent moon) was sighted immediately after sunset, 6.28 pm (after pointing the scopes at sunset and slewing to the Moon).
PABD wishes all Muslims in Brunei Darussalam and around the world Salam Maal Hijrah 1441H.
Be part of a community passionates about astronomy education and making a difference in science literacy and Falak Syarie for Brunei Darussalam. PABD welcome all astronomy enthusiasts, scientists, students, educators - stargazers to explorers - to participate in and support our mission via our membership. Join the Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam now!