IAU OAE Astrophotography Contest

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.

Source: https://www.iau.org/news/announcements/detail/ann21004/

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.

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2020 Dec 21 Great Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn

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

Post-Great Conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter with its Jovian Moons from Brunei Darussalam on December 22, 2020. Photo by Hazarry Hj Ali Ahmad of PABD.
Vibrant Jupiter and Saturn are less than 0.5 degree apart. Photo by Abdul Waliyuddin of PABD.
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2020 Dec 13 Crescent Moon alongside Morning Star

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.

Brilliant Venus, on upper right, and the slender lunar crescent shine side by side with just 1.5 degree of separation this morning, December 13, 2020. Photographed by Hazarry Hj Ali Ahmad if the Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam from Tutong, Brunei Darussalam.
A spectacular sight on display for early risers. Old Moon crescent and the Morning Star (Venus) hanged about 10 degree above the horizon from Bandar Seri Begawan at sunrise. (Photographed by Siti Nor Izuana Ayob of the Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam)

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 Jame’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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2020 October 21 How big are the Planets?

Tutong – Mars, Saturn and Jupiter have reached opposition and shine extra bright in the evening sky in October 2020.

How large the planets appear in the sky, as seen through a telescope? This photograph of the planets taken last night shows the actual apparent size for comparison, measured in arcseconds (“).

The evening planets – Mars, Saturn and Jupiter on October 21, 2020 and their apparent angular size for comparison (Photographed by Hazarry Hj Ali Ahmad of PABD)
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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 – 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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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 β€˜Moon Night’ 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 – 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.

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

​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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