Press Release: Partial Solar Eclipse on June 21, 2020

Bandar Seri Begawan – People in this country will have the opportunity to witness the rare sun eclipse on Sunday afternoon, June 21, 2020. The cosmic event will be expected to begin at 3.10 p.m. and ends at 5.23 p.m.

A solar eclipse occurs when the moon is perfectly aligned between the sun and the earth. During the partial eclipse, the moon never completely covers the sun.

Above: Looking West from Brunei Darussalam during the solar eclipse phenomena on Sunday, 21 June 2020. Picture shows the position of the sun and the moon in the sky.

The phenomenon of a partial solar eclipse will last for 2 hours 13 minutes, where throughout this event the Moon will obscure a small fraction of the sun. During the greatest eclipses, i.e. at 4.22 p.m., nearly 28 percent of the sun will be covered by the Moon.

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Facebook Live Bincang Santai Astronomi: Fenomena Gerhana Matahari

Rakaman Penstriman Program Bincang Santai Astronomi: Fenomena Gerhana Matahari

Program astronomi umum ini akan memberikan peluang kepada orang ramai dan netizen berinteraksi bersama pakar-pakar falak dan astronomi mengenai kejadian gerhana matahari. Perbincangan ini akan disiarkan seperti jadual berikut:

Tarikh:   19 Jun 2020 / 27 Syawal 1441H (Jumaat)
Masa:  8.30 malam – 9.30 malam.
Lokasi livestream:   facebook.com/bruneiastronomy

Anjuran:                        Persatuan Astronomi Negara Brunei Darussalam (PABD)

Dengan kerjasama:        Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD), Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA) dan  Kolej Universiti Perguruan Ugama Seri Begawan (KUPUSB)

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Public Skywatching on July 18 2011

Skymap showing a list of astronomical objects that will be visible on the evening of July 18, 2011.
Skymap showing a list of astronomical objects that will be visible on the evening of July 18, 2011.

All welcome. In conjuction to the Islamic Astronomy and Astronomy Education Convention, The Seri Begawan Religious Teaching University College (KUPUSB) will be holding exhibitions and skywatching activities at night, July 18 from 8 pm.

The city skywatching programme is also organised by the Astronomical Unit, Department of Survey and the Astronomical Society of Brunei.

Highlight of the night will be the ringed planet, Saturn, and few other deep sky objects like star clusters and nebulas. In addition to observation, an astronomy talk and presentation is also expected.

The event will be venue at the University Collage’s car park.
skymap showing a list of astronomical objects that will be visible on the evening of July 18, 2011.

Islamic Astronomy and Astronomy Education Convention on July 18, 2011

The Convention's Banner on the College-University's website. Closing date for registration is on July 10, 2011.
The Convention’s Banner on the College-University’s website. Closing date for registration is on July 10, 2011.

Above: The Convention’s Banner on the College-University’s website. Closing date for registration is on July 10, 2011.

The Seri Begawan Religious Teaching University College, Kolej Universiti Perguruan Ugama Seri Begawan (KUPUSB), in collaboration with the Astronomy Unit, Survey Department, Ministry of Development will organize a program of Al-Ihya Al-Diniyyah overreach “Islamic Astronomy and Astronomy Education Convention” with a the theme of Education and the Development of Astronomy and Astronomy Syar’ie on July 18 is at 8 am at the Main Hall, Kolej Univeriti Perguruan Ugama Seri Begawan

The program Ihya at-tarbiyyah ad-fifth Diniyyah aims to revive the glory of astronomy and space science as an obligatory Syar’ie kifayah associated with the activities and their religious duties of Muslims, as well as applying values ​​in themselves to observe and appreciate the greatness of Allah Ta’ala through the observation of celestial bodies.

Three papers will be presented by astronomers outside the country, Dr Baharuddin Zainal (Universiti Islam Sultan Zainal Abidin, Malaysia), Associate Professor Boonrucksar Soonthorthum, Director of Research of the National Institute of Thailand (attract) and Dr. Judge lazy, Director of Bosscha Observatory, Bandung, Indonesia.

In addition to seminars, the convention will also hold exhibitions and skywatching activities at night in collaboration with the Astronomical Unit, Department of Survey and the Astronomical Society of Brunei. Scientific program is open to students of Higher Education Institutions, schools, primary and secondary schools, government servants, NGOs, and the public. Registration is open until July 10 at the latest at 4:30 pm.

Those interested are welcome to register through the brochure or contact Dayang Amshahnoorwadi Haji Yaakub, secretary of the Ihya at-tarbiyyah Diniyyah KUPUSB, and Awang Haji Zaini Abdullah, Assistant Registrar, KUPUSB at 2225227 & 2225226. For more information, please visit http://www.kupu-sb.edu.bn.

Program Ihya at-tarbiyyah ad-Diniyyah is a means to promote the roles and services available at Kolej Universiti Perguruan Ugama Seri Begawan to the community in achieving the vision, mission and goals of the collage, as well as to inculcate a knowledgeable environment in Brunei Darussalam.