Bandar Seri Begawan – Bruneians who want to have hands-on experience to achieve personal discoveries by searching asteroid from world-class telescopes can participate for a 2-day intensive training in September 2021.

Training Day: Friday & Saturday
Date: 24th & 25th September 2021
Time: 7.15pm – 10.15pm
Duration: 6 hours or more (3 hours x 2 days)
Medium: Online via Zoom
Facilitator: Mr. Suresh Bhattarai, Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO) – Citizen Science expert in Asteroid Search
Funding: Full Scholarship (limited) / BND$15 per person for PABD members / and BND$25 per person for non-PABD members

The training is part of All-Brunei Darussalam Asteroid Search (#AsteroidSearchBN) project which is currently in trial phase. After this training, the second component of the Citizen Science project which is the asteroid search campaign will be developed. This is when the real detection of unknown asteroid using an astronomy tool software and authentic telescope image data happens, and the piloting session is expected to commence in October 2021.

The course will cover Introduction to Astrometry & Digital Sky Survey, Astrometry Software, Calibration and manual search techniques for detecting asteroid. The duration will be about 2 days or about 6 hours of practical to prepare participants for the actual asteroid search campaign at international stage.

For more information and registration: www.bruneiastronomy.org/asteroidsearch

Press Release (12 September 2021):

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