Rare Mars Occultation on Apr 17, 2021

Bandar Seri Begawan – Given clear skies, stargazers in Brunei can watch the red planet Mars disappear behind the crescent moon on Saturday night, April 17, 2021.

Watch Mars disappear behind the moon on Saturday, April 17, 2021

The Moon will pass in front of Mars, creating a lunar occultation visible from only small region of central Asia including Brunei Darussalam.

An occultation is an astronomical phenomenon when one object is obscured by another object that passes between it and the observer.

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2021 Mar 02 Mars Closes the Pleiades Star Cluster

Bandar Seri Begawan – A beautiful celestial parings of Mars closes approach with the Pleiades star cluster is set for this week.

The famous star cluster, also known as “Bintang Tujuh”, is a group of about 800 stars located 410 light-years away in the constellation Taurus.

A spectacular view of Mars embraces the Seven Sisters Star Cluster. Photographed by Hj Md Azri bin Haji Ibrahim, PABD

Look Northwest at dusk and throughout the evening to see the cosmic duo progress to setting in the West (at around 10.30 pm Brunei Time).

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City Stargazing @ Pulau Berambang

A new experience to gaze the stars at a newly scenic camp site @ Tanjung Kindana, Sg. Bunga

Only for Members of the Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam (PABD)
Friday, December 25, 2020 & overnight (depart @ 4 pm)
Our Activities: Camping, Moon Watching, Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction, Sunset/Sunrise, Stargazing, BBQ, Jungle Trekking / Brunei History Walk, Brunei River Cruise & moreโ€ฆ

๐Ÿ“ท๐ŸชBring your camera gears/smartphone & join our first Astrophoto Competition

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 Jameโ€™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 โ€“ 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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2020 Oct 18 Planet Mars at Post-Opposition

A close-up view of Mars from Brunei Darussalam tonight, October 18, 2020 – after a week from opposition and closest to Earth, the red planet is still best viewable in the night sky.

One of the prominent low albedo (dark) feature is Syrtis Major Planum, clearly visible on this photograph. Albedo is a measure of how much light something reflects.

The Martian albedo are the light (high albedo) and dark (low albedo) features can be seen on the planet Mars (Photo by Hazarry bin Haji Ali Ahmad, the Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam)
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Brunei joins โ€˜Moon Nightโ€™ 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 โ€“ the moon.

The gathering was the societyโ€™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

โ€‹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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