Press Release: PABD holds Inaugural Appreciation Ceremony & 4th AGM

by Dr Roslynna Rosli & Norjannah Mahmud. Members of the Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam (PABD)

PABD Group photo with the Honorary Advisors and the newly elected Executive members at the 4th AGM

Bandar Seri Begawan – Persatuan Astronomi Negara Brunei Darussalam (PABD) held its 4th Annual General Meeting (AGM) yesterday at the Higher Hotel, Kiulap on Sunday afternoon, January 10, 2021.

Present during the AGM were advisors to PABD, Yang Arif Awang Hj Johar bin Hj Mohammad, Judge of the Syarie Court and Dr Haji Norarfan bin Hj Zainal, Rector UNISSA. Also present were about 40 members of PABD and members of the public.

The ceremony began with the welcoming speech by Yang Di Pertua PABD, Awang Hj Mahadi bin Hj Md Tahir. The AGM was then officiated by Yang Arif Awang Hj Johar bin Hj Mohammad, one of the Advisor Board members of PABD.

2021/2022 Executive Committee of PABD
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2020 Dec 21 Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn

by Hazarry bin Haji Ali Ahmad, The Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam

Updated Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Two of the gaseous giants, Saturn and Jupiter, continue to pass each other in the evening sky this week. The angular separation of the planets will steadily increase in the next few days, and both of the planets will hang just above the western horizon in the twilight sky.

Today the sky was pretty clear to catch the post great conjunction moment from Brunei Darussalam Live stream video of the cosmic event can be found www.bruneiastronomy.org/youtube

Post-Great Conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter with its Jovian Moons from Brunei Darussalam on December 22, 2020. Photo by Hazarry Hj Ali Ahmad of PABD.
Vibrant Jupiter and Saturn are less than 0.5 degree apart. Photo by Abdul Waliyuddin of PABD.
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Mesyuarat Agung Tahunan PABD Kali Ke-4 Tahun 2021 pada 10 Januari 2021

Dengan ini sukacita dimaklumkan bahawa Mesyuarat Agung Tahunan Persatuan Astronomi Negara Brunei Darussalam (PABD) kali ke-4 akan bersidangan sepertimana berikut:

Hari / Tarikh: Hari Ahad, 26 Jamadilawal 1442H bersamaan 10 Januari 2021
Jam: 3.15 pm – 5.30 pm

Tempat: Tingkat 2, Higher Hotel
(Spg 88-4, Jalan Jame’Asr, Kampong Kiulap, Gadong B, BE1518, Brunei Darussalam)

Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/sDCLABY3XcNsXN9x9

RSVP (Hadir atau Tidak): www.bruneiastronomy.org/rsvp

Basement Parking: FREE

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Berusaha memajukan astronomi Islam

Pelita Brunei
Oleh : Hajah Siti Zuraihah Haji Awang Sulaiman / Foto : Ihsan Persatuan Astronomi Negara Brunei Darussalam

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Isnin, 19 Oktober – Persatuan Astronomi Negara Brunei Darussalam (PABD) selaku satu-satunya agensi bukan kerajaan yang berkaitan dengan bidang astronomi di Negara Brunei Darussalam (NBD) memainkan peranan dalam memajukan bidang ini, terutamanya astronomi Islam (Falak Syarie) melalui pelbagai inisiatif dan mempelbagaikan program bagi menarik minat masyarakat.

Antara lain, strategi utama PABD adalah untuk memastikan pendedahan terhadap bidang astronomi dalam kalangan masyarakat di NBD melalui penganjuran cerapan astronomi di peringkat kebangsaan.

PABD didaftarkan secara rasmi kepada Pendaftar Pertubuhan, Pasukan Polis Diraja Brunei pada 6 Januari 2003 dan sejak ditubuhkan, pelbagai kegiatan dilaksanakan bagi mencapai matlamat utama organisasi, iaitu menggalakkan penyebaran Ilmu Falak dan Astronomi ke dalam masyarakat melalui aktiviti pendidikan di negara ini.

Menurut salah seorang ahli PABD, Awang Mohammad Husaini bin Ali Hassan, aktiviti-aktiviti PABD memfokuskan kepada pencerapan hilal, Gerhana Matahari / Bulan, jejak komet, Astronomy Talk / Theater serta cerapan planet / bintang dan sebagainya.

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Brunei joins β€˜Moon Night’ celebration

Aziz Idris
Borneo Bulletin, Sep 28, 2020.

The Astronomical Society of Brunei (PABD) on Saturday night gathered night sky enthusiasts at Warisan Puk Belalan in Kampong Bukit Udal, Tutong District to catch a glimpse of our nearest neighbour in space – the moon.

The gathering was the society’s first participation in the International Observe the Moon Night celebration that has been held annually around the world since 2010 as a global community outreach initiative to encourage the observation, appreciation and understanding of the moon.

Telescopes set up at Warisan Puk Belalan for Astronomical Society of Brunei (PABD) members and other participants to catch a glimpse of the moon. PHOTO: PABD
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Negara buat kali pertama sertai dunia mencerap bulan

​Oleh : Marlinawaty Hussin / Foto : Ak. Mohd. Aminol Adi Azraie Pg. Haji Nikman
Pelita Brunei edisi 28 September 2020

TUTONG, Sabtu, 26 September. – Kira-kira 100 ahli Persatuan Astronomi Negara Brunei Darussalam (PABD) mengadakan acara memerhatikan bulan sempena Malam Memerhati Bulan Sedunia (International Observe the Moon Night – InOMN) di Warisan Puk Balaban, Kampung Bukit Udal, di sini.

Keratan akhbar Malam Memerhati Bulan Sedunia (International Observe the Moon Night) 2020 dalam Pelita Brunei, Jabatan Penerangan, edisi 28 September 2020.

Pelancaran acara tersebut dirasmikan oleh Pemangku Setiausaha Majlis Ugama Islam Brunei (MUIB), Awang Haji Abdul Aziz bin Haji Akop, yang juga selaku Naib Presiden PABD.

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2020 Sep 26 International Observe the Moon Night 2020

International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) is a time to come together with fellow Moon enthusiasts and curious people worldwide. Everyone on Earth is invited to learn about lunar science and exploration, take part in celestial observations, and honor cultural and personal connections to the Moon.

Past first quarter moon from Warisan Puk Balaban, Brunei Darussalam on Sep 26, 2020 (Photo by @je0nflwr)
Touch the Moon activity at InOMN Brunei Darussalamn
International Observe the Moon Night 2020 coverage by Radio Television Brunei.

Brunei Darussalam joined it’s first global InOMN moon observation which was organised by the Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam and Warisan Puk Balaban management on September 26, 2020. More than 100 lunar observers participated in the public outreach event at Warisan Puk Balaban in Tutong. Here are some of the scenes in action at InOMN.

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Terokai Keindahan Alam Semesta

Media Permata, September 17, 2020
Oleh Ak Zaki Kasharan

TUTONG, 16 SEPT – Bersempena dengan cuti persekolahan, sebuah rumah persinggahan di Daerah Tutong yang dikenali sebagai Homestay

Alai Gayoh Anak Pulau (HAGAP) baru-baru ini memberi peluang kepada lebih 15 orang kanak-kanak yang menginap di rumah persinggahan tersebut untuk meneroka keindahan alam semesta dengan melihat kerlipan bintang dari kawasan berkenaan.

Sebahagian daripada kanak-kanak yang berpeluang menyertai aktiviti tersebut.
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