Watch Online Live Stream the Rare Transit of Mercury on November 11, 2019

Transit of Venus from Brunei Darussalam on June 8, 2004 (Photo by Pg Shahdani of PABD). The planet disk or silhouette during the transit of Mercury will be smaller than Venus as seen from the Earth.

Bandar Seri Begawan – The planet Mercury will transit in front of the sun on 11 November and ends on 12 November (Brunei Time). The passage will take for a total of 5h 28m 48s and will be visible from America, Europe, Africa and Western Asia. The phenomenon will not be visible from South East Asia including Brunei Darussalam and Australia.

Planet transit takes place in stages and the followings are the key time of contacts (Brunei Time) :
I (first external contact of Mercury with the Sun’s disk): 20h 35m 26s
II (first internal contact of Mercury with the solar disk) : 20h 37m 08s
Greatest (distance between the planet’s disk and the sun’s centre at minimum): 23h 19m 48s
III (last internal contact): 2h 02m 33s
IV (last external contact): 2h 04m 14s

Mercury transit happens about 13 or 14 per century, and this is the last one for 13 years. The next one is on November 12, 2032.

These are the live video streaming links:

Link 1: https://www.pbs.org/…/watch-live-mercury-parades-between-ea…

Link 2: https://www.timeanddate.com/live/

Link 3: https://mercurytransit.gsfc.nasa.gov/2019/

Link 4: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Fzcmd_KQpEw

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Siaran Akhbar: Undian Awam dibuka bagi Name Exoworlds Brunei Darussalam mulai 13 Oktober hingga 13 November 2019

Bandar Seri Begawan – Perlaksanaan program menamakan Bintang dan Exoplanet (Name Exoworlds) Brunei Darussalam anjuran Persatuan Astronomi Negara Brunei Darussalam selaku International Astronomical Union (IAU) National Outreach Coordinator yang sedang dijalankan telah mencapai ke peringkat kemuncaknya.

Yang Mulia Haji Abdul Aziz bin Haji Akop, Naib Yang Di-Pertua Persatuan Astronomi Negara Brunei Darussalam

Sejak pelancarannya pada Ogos 2019, inisiatif berkenaan telah berjaya menerima sebanyak 242 cadangan nama bagi Bintang Induk HD 179949 bersama Exoplanet HD 179949b. Keseluruhan cadangan nama adalah daripada 211 orang peserta yang terdiri daripada individu perseorangan, wakil-wakil pelajar daripada institusi-institusi pendidikan, wakil organisasi kerajaan serta agensi bukan kerajaan di negara ini.

“Penyertaan yang amat menggalakkan ini telah mencerminkan wujudnya usaha dan kesedaran yang ketara dari kalangan masyarakat dan pelbagai pihak dalam mengembangkan dan memajukan bidang astronomi di negara Brunei Darussalam.” kata YM Hj Abdul Aziz bin Hj Akob, Naib Yang Di-Pertua Persatuan Astronomi Negara Brunei Darussalam, semasa ucapan pelancaran Sempena Pembukaan Undian Awam bagi Name Exoworlds Brunei Darussalam pada 13 Safar 1440 bersamaan 12 Oktober 2019.

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2019 Sep 19 Brunei Spots Spectacular ISS Transit across the Moon

Kuala Belait – The International Space Station (ISS) flew exactly in front of the Moon on Thursday morning, Sep 19, 2019 at precisely 05:29:46.49 am for 0.61 seconds.

Despite of the hazy sky, the space station passing in front of the moon which takes less than a second was observable by a group of astrophotgraphers from the Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam over Panaga, Brunei Darussalam.

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Educational Visit to Mini Astronomical Observatory in Keriam

Tutong – A group of Year 11 Sc 4 students from Sayyidina Hassan Secondary Schools visited the Mini Astronomical Observatory located at Kampong Keriam, Tutong, on Friday night (September 6, 2019).

Group photo

Students had the opportunities to use equipment in the observatory to gaze closely at the Moon and the planet Jupiter. There were also a space talk “Introduction of the Solar System” and a briefing on the proper use of the telescope by Secretary-General of the Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam.

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ASEAN Astronomy Workshop for Teachers (AAWT) in December 2019

Are you a Brunei science teacher with experiencing in teaching astronomy, using a telescope system and use astronomy as a tool of education?

Participate now! The 3-day ASEAN Astronomy Workshop for Teachers (AAWT) from 26-28 December 2019 at UTM Johor Malaysia will feature talks, hands-on activities such as telescope demonstrations, special observation of the annular solar eclipse including opportunities to use robotic observatories in the region.

More detail, contact Mhd Fairos bin Asillam (Secretary of AAWT) at mhdfairos@gmail.com or +60193553539