IAU.org – Are you an astrophotographer with an enthusiasm for astronomy education? If so, a new contest run by one of the IAU Offices is for you. The IAU’s Office of Astronomy for Education (OAE) is running an astrophotography contest until 15 April 2021. The winning photographers will receive cash prizes, and their images will be made available as Open Educational Resources for teachers and learners worldwide.
Astronomy education is a powerful tool to teach students about our place in the Universe, and it is also an exciting gateway science to the STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). One of the OAE’s goals is to provide astronomy educators around the world with a foundational collection of high-quality educational resources. While many excellent images are already available for public use, the OAE has identified a number of astronomy-related themes with which educators could use further support.
by Dr Roslynna Rosli & Norjannah Mahmud. Members of the Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam (PABD)
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.
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
Bandar Seri Begawan – There’s a beautiful cosmic pairing – the waning crescent moon and dazzling planet Venus – in the early-morning sky on Sunday, December 13, 2020. Enjoy these photos from members of the Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam.
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)
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.
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.
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.
Due to the recent outbreak of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19), the Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam (PABD) has postponed most of our public engagement activities such as stargazing, new moon observation etc. until further notice and focus on implementing Astronomy at Home or in a small group activity. This is in view of prevention and to control the spread of the infection in Brunei Darussalam.