2020 Oct 03 Rare Cosmic Planet and Star Conjunction

Catch the special cosmic merging of a planet and a stellar star this weekend!

Bandar Seri Begawan – On the early mornings of October 2, 3 and 4, brilliant Venus and the bright star Regulus will appear near one another in the east before sunrise. Venus will appear about a degree above Regulus on October 2, and below Regulus on October 4. The amazing duo should appear in the same field of view in binoculars.

Spectacular Venus-Regulus Conjunction in constellation Leo from October 2 until 4, 2020 before sunrise.
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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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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 โ€“ 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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2020 Sep 12 Stargazing at HAGAP

Bandar Seri Begawan – About 15 children guests at Homestay Alai Gayoh Anak Pulau (HAGAP), Tutong, were treated to an amazing night for stargazing on September 12, 2020.

The stargazing @ HAGAP was facilitated by 11 members of The Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam (PABD). The session was planned to start at 7 pm at the front lawn, but a thin blanket of clouds and drizzles continuing until pre dawn which put the observation on hold. But, the rest of the sky was clear until sunrise.

Cikgu Benson bin Tunggong, the owner of Homestay Alai Gayoh Anak Pulau (HAGAP) in Bukit Udal, Tutong with some of the children guests (Photo by PABD)
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Pemakluman Awam: Pelantikan Rektor UNISSA sebagai Penasihat PABD

Ahli-ahli Jawatankuasa Eksekutif Persatuan Astronomi Negara Brunei Darussalam (PABD) dan seluruh warga persatuan merakamkan setinggi-tinggi ucapan tahniah kepada Yang Mulia Dr Haji Norarfan bin Haji Zainal, Rektor Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA), di atas lantikan sebagai Penasihat Persatuan Astronomi Negara Brunei Darussalam.

Penambahan bagi ahli Penasihat PABD telah termaktub di dalam pindaan perlembagaan PABD dengan kebenaran daripada Pertubuhan Pendaftar Negara Brunei Darussalam, Polis Diraja Brunei, melalui surat bilangan rujukan BPD 25/1133 Vol.I bertarikh 17 Muharram 1442H bersamaan 05 September 2020.

2020 Aug 29 Stargazing at Warisan Puk Balaban

Stargazing and camping go hand in hand to enjoy the beauty of our universe.

More than 30 students of Tanjong Maya secondary school enjoyed their ultimate first time stargazing experience at Warisan Puk Balaban on August 29, 2020.

Close conjunction of Saturn and the Moon at about 2 degrees separation on August 29, 2020 from Puk Balaban, Tutong (Photo by Dr Hjh Roslynna Hj Rosli of PABD)
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