2021 Lyrids Meteor Shower Camp

18

Max Meteors per Hour

12

Hours of Stargazing

5

Astronomy Talks

2

Fun Recreational Activities

1

Night Photography Workshop

1

Rocket Challenge

13000000000

1 : ... Largest Scaled Solar System Model in Brunei (Ratio)

20

Brunei Amateur Astronomers

90

Limited Participants

Tonight, It Will Rain Stars!

If you are a recreational adventurer and love to see what’s happening in the night sky, then you’ll want to join us for these fun stargazing in the suburban dark skies which offer a great view of our Milky Way Galaxy. You can bring your telescope and enjoy camping under the stars featuring the most wonderful night in Ramadan to catch the Lyrids Meteor Shower. Come for an extra-special 2021 Earth Day and get a chance to be part of a worldwide movement about protecting the environment.


📅 Thursday, 22nd April 2021 / 10 Ramadan 1442H
🕖 2.00 pm – 10.00 am
📍 Bintudoh Greenspring Resort,

Kg. Bang Nukat. Jalan Kg. Menengah-Bukit Sulang Tutong (Google Map)

💲 BND 15 per pax (terms and conditions apply)

Latest Updates

Dear Participants,

Thank you for registering the Lyrids Meteor Shower Camp 2021. Here are some important notes:

Important notice: Please participate safely and responsibly in adherence to MOH’s health guidelines, such as social distancing, handwashing, and face coverings. Upon arrival, please scan and check-in via BruHealth apps on your mobile phone.

Good news! All registered participants (including PABD members/organizers) can enter our Lyrids Meteor Shower Camp online quiz and to win our grand prize, a pair of astronomy binoculars.

Parking areas are available at 2 different access routes:
(a) Jalan Bintudoh, look for a big signage Bintudoh Greenspring Resort [Bigger Space]
(b) Simpang 113 [Limited Space for VIPs & Guest of Honour]

Weather by Accuweather here for hourly forecast and Brunei Darussalam meteorological department here for advisory.

Activities Sign Up! A form will be provided at the registration desk for you to join the activities (please check the event schedule below for latest updates). Our activities are informal, and will require your active engagement. During stargazing sessions, our PABD amateur astronomers will guide you for best viewing of the night sky. Few telescopes will be setup at the camp area (near Gazibo) for you to closely look up and enjoy the view of our universe. Just find us if you’re lost among the stars 🙂

Smile You’re on Camera! There will be RTB reporters as well as some media journalists to cover our event tonight.

Coffee!? Tampd Koffee Co will be at our event to keep you awake with their specialty coffee offered at special price.

This event is supported by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) National Outreach Coordinator for Brunei Darussalam

Take lots of photo moments, please tags us #bruneiastronomy @bruneiastronomy on your preferred social media to encourage more people to look up the sky, and get noticed too.

Reservation/Accommodation & Payment: Your camping ground will be assigned by the resort management, please call +673 8899674 / WhatsApp / 226 0122 (Mr Susis) susis.ukoi@gmail.com

Thank You! We look forward to seeing you soon. Keep looking up & happy observing!

Secretary-General,
The Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam


Catch the Falling Stars

In 2021, the Lyrids will peak on the night between 22–23 Apr. The Lyrid Meteor Shower is usually active between April 16 and 25 every year. It tends to peak around April 22 or 23 with up to 18 meteors per hour.

Named after constellation Lyra (where the meteors radiated from), the Lyrids are one of the oldest recorded meteor showers—according to some historical Chinese texts, the shower was seen over 2,500 years ago. The fireballs in the meteor shower are created by debris from comet C/1861 G1 (Thatcher), which takes about 415 years to orbit around the Sun.

Join this special event for the dazzling light show in the night sky with amateur astronomers, the Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam.

Look Up! Explore the Night Sky

Star chart on 23 April 2021 at midnight (Source: in-the-sky.org)

What to see at the stargazing session? A wide variety of wonderful things to observe throughout the night (see star chart above) – probably the best naked eye wonder is the Milky Way, and of course the amazing Lyrids. But there are more! – Learn the patterns of stars (known as constellations); Observe through the telescopes at visible planets, craters of the Moon, and beautiful star clusters & nebula. Let’s hope for a clear sky in one of the driest months of April in Brunei.


Proudly Co-organised by:

Bintudoh Greenspring Resort,
Kg. Bang Nukat

Jalan Kg. Menengah-Bukit Sulang Tutong
+673 8899674 / 226 0122 (Mr Susis)
susis.ukoi@gmail.com
FB: BintudohGreenSpringResortBrunei

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The Astronomical Society of
Brunei Darussalam (PABD)

+673 8820277 (Secretary-General)
+673 8272963 (Treasurer)
pabd@bruneiastronomy.org
www.bruneiastronomy.org
IG: bruneiastronomy
FB: fb.com/bruneiastronomy

Brunei Adventure Recreation
Association (BARA)

+673 7285184 (General Secretary II)
bara.office@gmail.com
IG: @bara.bn

Universiti Brunei Darussalam Students’ Association (PMUBD)

+673 7251040 (Head of Executive of Sport & Recreation)
Student Representative Council, 2020/2021
esr.pmubd@ubd.edu.bn
www.pmubd.com


Program of Event (Updated on April 21, 2021)

TimeActivitiesVenue
14:00Check-in & Registration

Activity Signup
Reception
 Free and Easy 
15:34Sembahyang fardhu AsarFunction Hall – Surau
 Free and Easy 
16:00Activity 1: Obstacle Course Racing
by Brunei Adventure Recreation Association (BARA)
 
Obstacle course
17:15[Private Event: Majlis Bersungkai Bersama Anak-Anak Yatim with co-organisers] Function Hall
18:27Sungkai***

Sembahyang fardhu Maghrib  
Function Hall – Surau
19:00Activity 2: All-night Stargazing* (Constellations, the Moon, Planets & bright Deepsky objects, plus the Milkyway)  Camp area (near Gazebo)
19:38Sembahyang fardhu Isyak

Solat Sunat Tarawih
Multipurpose Hall – Surau
21:15Safety Briefing by Bintudoh Resort Management Function Hall
 21:30Activity 3: Astronomy Talk – Tonight, It Will Rain Stars
by Hazarry bin Haji Ali Ahmad, Secretary-General of the Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam (PABD)
Function Hall
Lyrids Meteor Shower Observation* begins / Lights Off 
22:00Activity 5: Astronomy Talk – The standard cosmological model: An origin story
by Md Qawiem Hj Md Jamil, Exco, the Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam (PABD)
Function Hall
23:00Activity 4: Scavenger Hunt
by Universiti Brunei Darussalam Students’ Association (PMUBD)
[Optional:  (i) Catch or don’t catch; (ii) Pass the water]
Obstacle course / Resort vicinity
00:30Activity 6a: Astronomy Talk – Making Space for All
by Nur Bazilah binti Zainal Abidin, IAU Telescopes for All 2020 Award Recipient  
Function Hall
00:30Activity 6b: Launch Your Own Rocketship (for children below 15 years old)
by Dayang Siti Nor Izuana Binti Ayob, the Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam (PABD)
Multipurpose Hall
01:30Workshop 1: Basic Night Mobile Photography
by Mr Sonny Jumpo, the Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam (PABD)
Function Hall
02:51Moonset / Dark hours / Meteor Peak starting**
04:43Imsyak 
04:53Sembahyang fardhu SubuhFunction Hall – Surau
05:01Astronomical Twilight / End of Lyrids Meteor Shower Observation 
05:15Activity 7: Astronomy Talk – Skies, Space & Spirituality
by Abdul Waliyuddin bin Yahya, the Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam (PABD)
Function Hall
06:15Activity 8: Astronomy Talk – 11 Top Celestial Events Not to be Missed in 2021
by Hazarry bin Haji Ali Ahmad, Secretary-General of the Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam (PABD)
Function Hall
07:30Activity 9: Astronomy Exhibition: The Largest Solar System Model in Brunei, featuring a 1 to 13-billion scale model

Solar Observation*
Camp Area (near Multipurpose Hall)
08:30Activity 6b: Rocket LaunchingMultipurpose Hall
09:30Prize Presentations (Rocket Challenge & Quiz Winners)

Group Photograph
Function Hall
 Free and Easy 
12:00Check Out 
Terms and Conditions:
*Subject to weather, and there are no refunds if the shower/astronomical objects aren’t visible due to cloud cover.
** Prayer areas for male and female are provided by Bintudoh Greenspring Resort
*** Food & Drink (Iftar & Sahur) are not provided by the organisers.

Important notice:
Participate safely and responsibly in adherence to MOH’s health guidelines, such as social distancing, handwashing, and face coverings. To avoid crowded area, this event can only accommodate 90 participants on first come first serve basis.
Upon Check-in, please scan and register via BruHealth apps on your mobile phone.


Special Price

ItemCost
a. Entrance Fee
(inclusive campground & participate in our event activities. Excluding tents, please bring your own tent. Refreshments (Iftar & Sahur) are NOT provided by organisers, please bring your own food & drink.
$15 per pax
FREE for children below 3 years old
b. Available for rental:
Tent / Chalets / Camp fire / Chair / Table
Please refer to the pricelist by Bintudoh Greenspring Resort  below
c. Resort Activities:
Flying Fox, Jungle Trekking & Paddle Boat
Please refer to the pricelist by Bintudoh Greenspring Resort  below
Terms and Condition
*Subject to weather, and there are no refunds if the shower/astronomical objects aren’t visible due to cloud cover.
** Prayer areas for male and female are provided by Bintudoh Greenspring Resort
*** Food & Drink (Iftar & Sahur) are not provided by organisers. Please bring your own food & drink.
Location Map

Join Now! (Closed)


Sorry we are fully booked!
GOOD NEWS. WE HAVE INCREASED THE NUMBER OF
PARTICIPANTS DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND


Reservation/Accommodation & Payment:
+673 8899674 / WhatsApp / 226 0122 (Mr Susis)
susis.ukoi@gmail.com


Parking areas are available from 2 access roads:
(a) Jalan Bintudoh (look for signage Bintudoh Greenspring Resort) or
(b) Simpang 113 [Limited Space]

Limited to 70 (+20) participants only.
This event is supported by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) National Outreach Coordinator for Brunei Darussalam


Suggested Items to Bring

Stargazing Checklists:
◾Friends and family
◾Eyepieces and telescope accessories (if you have a telescope)
◾Binoculars
◾Red flashlight (to provide visibility while your eyes are dark-adapted)
◾Star maps/smartphone app (download Skyportal app)

Camping Checklists:
◾Tent (or you can rent from the resort, limited tents available)
◾Sleeping Bag, Blanket or Portable Chair
◾Beach towel (to lay down on the ground)
◾Mosquito repellent
◾Weather-appropriate clothing & rain gear
◾Prayer mat (for Muslims)
◾Food and drink for Sungkai & Sahur


Calling Food Vendors

The co-organisers are excited and welcome to offer food vendors at this event to cater Sungkai and/or Sahur for stargazers/campers from just $25 per vendor

Please bring your own setup at around the vicinity of the camping ground. Food truck is not allowed .

To reserve, please call +673 7285184 (Afifi)


Event Objectives

a. Bringing astronomy closer to the public through community outreach
b. Promoting and advancing the field of astronomy, especially Islamic astronomy (astronomy Syarie) in Brunei Darussalam
c. Increasing public awareness on the importance and appreciation of environmental conservation in conjunction of the 2021 Earth Day.
d. Corporate Social Responsibility: Charities by co-organisers to support orphanages’ welfare in Brunei Darussalam, providing iftar, enriching experience and giving access to education.

An engaged, enthusiastic event committee name list. Thank you!