2021 Lyrids Meteor Shower Camp

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.

2021 Lyrids Meteor Shower Camp

It Will Rain Stars! Join us for these fun stargazing & enjoy camping under the stars in the suburban dark skies which offer a great view of our Milky Way Galaxy, and featuring the most wonderful night in Ramadan to catch the Lyrids Meteor Shower.

📅Thursday, 22nd April 2021 / 10 Ramadan 1442H
🕖2.00 pm – 10.00 am
📍Bintudoh Greenspring Resort, Kg. Bang Nukat. Spg 113, Jalan Kg. Menengah-Bukit Sulang Tutong
💲BND 15 per pax (Limited participants)

More info: www.bruneiastronomy.org/meteorcamp

Reservation/Accommodation & Payment: +673 8899674 / WhatsApp / 2260122 (Mr Susis)

PABD Investigates Daytime Shooting Star

By Hazarry bin Haji Ali Ahmad, Haji Md Azri bin Haji Ibrahim & Husaini bin Ali Hassan,
The Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam

Bandar Seri Begawan – The Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam (PABD) is still investigating after sightings of a mysterious fireball accompanied with a loud bang was reported falling to earth in broad daylight last week, January 31, 2021.

On Sunday (February 7, 2021), a team of members of the PABD conducted further examination at the locations based on firsthand sighting video and photograph of the meteor event.

PABD is also working closely with the Sabah Stargazers with the support by a group of 4×4 off-road enthusiasts known as Jimmy Sierra Brunei Community by exchanging information on the coordinates in the sky of the reported meteor.

Group photo of Jimny Sierra Brunei Community with PABD team at the location of meteor sighting during the investigation

Currently, there are two key sources of evidence based on two dashcam-footage that accidentally caught the meteor at the same time – from Kampong Kulapis, Brunei Darussalam and Penampang, Sabah. These useful information were solid proof to determine the approximate physical characteristics of the meteor and its location, which were later triangulated by statistics from another eyewitness.

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Fenomena meteor besar hasilkan dentuman kuat

Sumber: Pelita Brunei
(http://www.pelitabrunei.gov.bn/Lists/Berita%202018/NewDisplayForm.aspx?ID=31437)
Oleh : Wan Mohamad Sahran Wan Ahmadi / Foto : Ihsan Persatuan Astronomi Negara Brunei Darussalam

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Isnin, 1 Februari. – Bunyi dentuman yang disangka guruh diiringi dengan gegaran yang terjadi kira-kira sekitar jam 11.00 pagi kelmarin sedikit sebanyak menimbulkan kepanikan dan menjadi persoalan kepada sebahagian penduduk di negara ini yang mengalami kejadian tersebut.

Jika terjadinya guruh dan kilat tetapi cuaca kelmarin begitu elok sahaja, sehingga ada beberapa persepsi yang mengaitkannya dengan beberapa insiden dari luar negara yang memberi impak kepada negara kita.

Keratan Akhbar Pelita Brunei Edisi Rabu, 03 Februari 2021

Menurut kenyataan yang dikeluarkan oleh Persatuan Astronomi Negara Brunei Darussalam (PABD) menerusi laman sesawangnya di ‘www.bruneiastronomy.org’, satu meteor besar (fireball) mencetuskan letupan yang disaksikan pada siang hari kelmarin, 31 Januari 2021.

Sehubungan itu, PABD menerima banyak laporan daripada orang ramai yang mendengar letupan kuat di awan dan mengumpulkan laporan saksi yang menyaksikan kejadian tersebut.

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Jangan Sebar! Video Tular Bukan Meteor di Brunei

Kenyataan Media
19 Jamadilakhir 1442H / 02 Februari 2021

Video tular di atas BUKAN kejadian di Brunei Darussalam, tetapi pernah dimuatnaik di laman Youtube empat tahun yang lalu.

Media rilis oleh Persatuan Astronomi Negara Brunei Darussalam (PABD) berserta gambar & video daripada para saksi berkaitan fenomena meteor dari negara ini pada 31 Januari 2021 boleh didapati di laman web rasmi www.bruneiastronomy.org

Orang ramai yang telah menyaksikan fenomena meteor besar (fireball) atau mempunyai rakaman visual mengenainya bolehlah melaporkan kepada International Meteor Organisation (fireballs.imo.net) serta agensi angkasa/astronomi berkenaan bagi penyelidikan lanjut. [bagi saksi di Malaysia bolehlah menghubungi Agensi Angkasa Malaysia MYSA www.mysa.gov.my dan/atau Sabah Stargazer fb.com/SabahStargazers]

-TAMAT-

Exploded Fireball thrills Brunei

Hazarry bin Haji Ali Ahmad, The Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam

Bandar Seri Begawan – A huge fireball boomed over the Brunei skies and was bright enough to be seen in the daylight today, January 31, 2021.

The Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam (PABD) had received numerous reports by the public who had heard a mysterious loud bang in the sky and put up a notice seeking for first-hand eyewitness accounts.

Photo: Haziq from Sengkurong eyewitnessed the blazing meteor and photographed the smoky trail with a “ring smoke” (circled in green) which only last for few seconds before finally disappeared.

Dozens of people sighting the spectacular phenomenon of a roaring sound from a disintegrated meteor based on eyewitness testimonies. The large boom that was heard and felt from across all districts in Brunei.

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Meteor Shower Observation & Stargazing

For members of the Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam only

Date: Wednesday 12 August 2020
Time: 7 pm–5.30 am (Meteor peak from midnight 12 am around 11-12-13 Aug)
Venue: Temburong

Fees: $25 for BBQ & entrance (open space, tea, dinner & camp) for PABD Members only
Optional: Additional $40 per person (check-in per night)
Activities: 100+ meteors per hour, planets observation/imaging, stargazing and informal meet-up + BBQ

Register: www.bruneiastronomy.org/join
Contact: Husaini +673 815 8392