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Setting up the telescope to view the night sky at the Planetarium Science Centre.
Join us for the special Christmas edition of “Everything Astronomy”, our FREE monthly online astronomy session, this Saturday 18th December @4pm GMT. It’s going to be full of festive fun, and fascinating astronomy news stories, not to be missed!

FREE registration here: https://forms.gle/RdMdcus6MVCjzAcJ9
Niruj Mohan Ramanujam writes:
We are very excited to bring you an event around NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, to be launched by ESA on 22 Dec.
We have two members from the JWST team, Dr Sarah Kendrew and Robel Geda who will tell us the project and why astronomers around the world are holding their breath till the launch! Please see attached poster.

Zoom registration: bit.ly/afasjwst
Youtube live: bit.ly/afasjwstyt

Sarah Kendrew is an Astronomer and Instrument Scientist with the European Space Agency. She is based at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, MD, supporting the operations of the JWST instrument MIRI.

Robel Geda is a graduate student in the Department of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University. Before his time at Princeton, he served as a software engineer on the JWST mission at the Space Telescope Science Institute. Robel was born and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where he completed his primary and junior high school education. The dark African skies he grew up under inspired his life long passion for astronomy, which he hopes to share with us during his presentation.

--
regards
Niruj Mohan Ramanujam
Chair, Outreach Committee
African Astronomical Society

Website: https://www.africanastronomicalsociety.org
Facebook: Afas2.0
Twiiter & Instagram: africaastronomy
AfAS JWST.jpg
10/01/2022

Setting up the telescope to view the night sky at the Planetarium Science Centre.

Setting up the telescope to view the night sky at the Planetarium Science Centre.

09/01/2022

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Deployment Explorer Webb/NASA 29/12/2021

Deployment Explorer Webb/NASA

Deployment Explorer Webb/NASA Interactively explore Webb's deployments on this page. Webb is NASA's largest and most powerful space science telescope ever constructed. Webb’s enormous size and frigid operating temperature present extraordinary engineering challenges. After launching from French Guiana, the observatory will tra...

29/12/2021

APOD: Giant Storms and High Clouds on Jupiter (2021 Dec 29)
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS; Processing & License: Kevin M. Gill
https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap211229.html

Explanation: What and where are these large ovals? They are rotating storm clouds on Jupiter imaged last month by NASA's Juno spacecraft. In general, higher clouds are lighter in color, and the lightest clouds visible are the relatively small clouds that dot the lower oval. At 50 kilometers across, however, even these light clouds are not small. They are so high up that they cast shadows on the swirling oval below. The featured image has been processed to enhance color and contrast. Large ovals are usually regions of high pressure that span over 1000 kilometers and can last for years. The largest oval on Jupiter is the Great Red Spot (not pictured), which has lasted for at least hundreds of years. Studying cloud dynamics on Jupiter with Juno images enables a better understanding of dangerous typhoons and hurricanes on Earth.

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Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page
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#APOD

29/12/2021

Keep an eye on Mercury and Venus over the coming nights: they're going to be putting on quite a show!

https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/advice/see-planets-christmas/

Where Is Webb? NASA/Webb 25/12/2021

Where Is Webb? NASA/Webb

Where Is Webb? NASA/Webb 'WhereIsWebb' shows the status of Webb on its journey to L2 orbit. The page constantly updates as Webb travels, deploys, and cools to operating temperature. The most recently completed deployment step for Webb is displayed along a timeline that also indicates the major deployment phases. Note that t...

Timeline Photos 24/12/2021

Timeline Photos

The James Webb Space Telescope is set to launch soon! 🚀

It will study:

💥 light from the first stars and galaxies
💫 the formation and evolution of galaxies ⁣
⭐ the formation of stars and planetary systems ⁣
🧬 planetary systems and the origins of life ⁣

Learn more and take part in some fun science activities with this live show from science presenter Greg Foot! 👉 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYdtoTNqVyI

Using Ghana’s 32-m radio telescope to promote astronomy outreach - Nature Astronomy 17/12/2021

Using Ghana’s 32-m radio telescope to promote astronomy outreach - Nature Astronomy

Using Ghana’s 32-m radio telescope to promote astronomy outreach - Nature Astronomy Alongside its role in astronomical research, the newly commissioned 32-m radio telescope is being used as an outreach tool for astronomy education in Ghana. The observatory also serves as a facility for international postgraduate programmes.

16/12/2021

Join us for the special Christmas edition of “Everything Astronomy”, our FREE monthly online astronomy session, this Saturday 18th December @4pm GMT. It’s going to be full of festive fun, and fascinating astronomy news stories, not to be missed!

FREE registration here: https://forms.gle/RdMdcus6MVCjzAcJ9

Join us for the special Christmas edition of “Everything Astronomy”, our FREE monthly online astronomy session, this Saturday 18th December @4pm GMT. It’s going to be full of festive fun, and fascinating astronomy news stories, not to be missed!

FREE registration here: https://forms.gle/RdMdcus6MVCjzAcJ9

14/12/2021

📸... 😍🥰
Precise details of M31 better known as Andromeda captured by NASA / HUBBLE

Home - African Astronomical Society 07/12/2021

Home - African Astronomical Society

Niruj Mohan Ramanujam writes:
We are very excited to bring you an event around NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, to be launched by ESA on 22 Dec.
We have two members from the JWST team, Dr Sarah Kendrew and Robel Geda who will tell us the project and why astronomers around the world are holding their breath till the launch! Please see attached poster.

Zoom registration: bit.ly/afasjwst
Youtube live: bit.ly/afasjwstyt

Sarah Kendrew is an Astronomer and Instrument Scientist with the European Space Agency. She is based at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, MD, supporting the operations of the JWST instrument MIRI.

Robel Geda is a graduate student in the Department of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University. Before his time at Princeton, he served as a software engineer on the JWST mission at the Space Telescope Science Institute. Robel was born and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where he completed his primary and junior high school education. The dark African skies he grew up under inspired his life long passion for astronomy, which he hopes to share with us during his presentation.

--
regards
Niruj Mohan Ramanujam
Chair, Outreach Committee
African Astronomical Society

Website: https://www.africanastronomicalsociety.org
Facebook: Afas2.0
Twiiter & Instagram: africaastronomy
AfAS JWST.jpg

Home - African Astronomical Society The African Astronomical Society (AfAS) is a Pan-African Professional Society of Astronomers. Join Us CLICK HERE Astronomy Research Development of…

Timeline Photos 07/12/2021

Timeline Photos

😳🤯 Jaw-dropping detail of these storms on Jupiter - Credit: NASA. Image processing by Kevin M. Gill

Timeline Photos 06/12/2021

Timeline Photos

On 2 December 2021, the United Nations General Assembly approved a resolution promulgating 2022 as the International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development (IYBSSD2022). The aim is to promote the links between the basic sciences and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Astronomy-for-development is a leading example of basic sciences for SDGs. The International Astronomical Union and the OAD will be actively involved in IYBSSD2022.

https://www.astro4dev.org/2021/12/03/un-general-assembly-proclaims-international-year-of-basic-sciences-for-sustainable-development-in-2022/

Ghana Planetarium updated their phone number. 05/12/2021

Ghana Planetarium updated their phone number.

Ghana Planetarium updated their phone number.

05/12/2021

Book to telescope view the Star of Bethlehem / planets Jupiter, Saturn, and Venus with family and friends: 0540906817

Ghana Planetarium - Cantonments.

Book to telescope view the Star of Bethlehem / planets Jupiter, Saturn, and Venus with family and friends: 0540906817

Ghana Planetarium - Cantonments.

05/12/2021

Book to telescope view the Star of Bethlehem / planets Jupiter, Saturn, and Venus with family and friends: 0540906817

Ghana Planetarium - Cantonments.

Book to telescope view the Star of Bethlehem / planets Jupiter, Saturn, and Venus with family and friends: 0540906817

Ghana Planetarium - Cantonments.

30/11/2021

LINK TO EVERYTHING ASTRONOMY SESSION VIDEO - 27/11/2021
Hello all, please find below a link to our Free Monthly Astronomy Online Session Video.
on Google Drive
video1614553324.mp4.
Created by Solomon and Sarah, with Astronomer Dr Naomi Asabre Frimpong!

Timeline Photos 30/11/2021

Timeline Photos

Hear from Joshua Burrow who just completed his PhD and started a fellowship at Brown. Amplify Black Voices in Optics and explore a new resource for success: the Amplify Scholarship. http://ow.ly/3M2L50GQlGe

30/11/2021

"Science is not a boy's game, it's not a girl's game. It's everyone's game. It's about where we are and where we're going." -- Nichelle Nichols

Nichelle Nichols -- famous for her role as Lieutenant Nyota Uhura on Star Trek -- says that in 1969, when the original Star Trek series ended, “There were no women, and there were no minorities in the space program -- and that's supposed to represent the whole country? Not in this day and age. We just absolutely cannot have that.” So she accepted NASA’s invitation to help recruit the country’s first female astronauts and astronauts of color. Among them was Sally Ride, the first American woman in space -- as Nichols said in an interview: “Sally called me to tell me that I was the way she had heard about the space program." The 88-year-old has remained a staunch advocate of the value of space exploration throughout her life.

It's never too early to teach your Mighty Girl that science is for everyone! For our top picks of science toys for this holiday season, visit our new blog post, "The Gift of Curiosity: Science Toys for Mighty Girls" at https://www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=10528

For hundreds of empowering toys of all types -- from science toys to games & puzzles -- visit A Mighty Girl's "2021 Holiday Gift Guide" at https://www.amightygirl.com/holiday-guide

You can also find many books to introduce children and teens to trailblazing women of science throughout history in our blog post, "60 Books to Inspire Science-Loving Mighty Girls," at https://www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=13914

Did astronomers see the light from two black holes colliding for the first time? 29/11/2021

Did astronomers see the light from two black holes colliding for the first time?

Did astronomers see the light from two black holes colliding for the first time? Astronomers may have seen the light from two black holes smashing into one another for the first time ever.

26/11/2021

The Venus and the thin moon which wore earthshine rose in the summit of Mt.Fuji. 🇯🇵🌔🌛
📷@aquabloom_

26/11/2021

Earth-Moon as seen from ISS.
Credit: NASA/Jeff Williams
#astronomygeography #spaceexplorer

Photos from Ghana Planetarium's post 26/11/2021

One more day to go! Join us for “Everything Astronomy” to learn which planets you can see in the night sky, find out the latest astronomy and space news and meet Ghana’s first female astronomer! What are you waiting for? Free registration here: https://forms.gle/xFnX6WXQQMSpr85e9

The session is suitable for all ages. Saturday 27th November @4pm GMT

Hubble Space Telescope team revives powerful camera instrument after glitch 23/11/2021

Hubble Space Telescope team revives powerful camera instrument after glitch

Hubble Space Telescope team revives powerful camera instrument after glitch Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3 is back online.

21/11/2021

The next edition of “Everything Astronomy” our FREE monthly online astronomy session will take place on Saturday 27th November @4pm GMT. We’ll be checking out what you can see in the night sky, finding out about upcoming mission launches, and will feature an exclusive interview with Ghana’s first female astronomer – not to be missed!

Free registration here: https://forms.gle/xFnX6WXQQMSpr85e9

The next edition of “Everything Astronomy” our FREE monthly online astronomy session will take place on Saturday 27th November @4pm GMT. We’ll be checking out what you can see in the night sky, finding out about upcoming mission launches, and will feature an exclusive interview with Ghana’s first female astronomer – not to be missed!

Free registration here: https://forms.gle/xFnX6WXQQMSpr85e9

Timeline Photos 19/11/2021

Timeline Photos

No matter your industry or career path, you need a basic understanding of STEM. Whether it is optimizing your work environment, problem solving or decision making, you can find the path to success in a STEM related subject.

18/11/2021
18/11/2021

Book for Telescope Viewing at Ghana Planetarium

Book for Telescope Viewing at Ghana Planetarium

17/11/2021

Four Astronauts Arrive to International Space Station

17/11/2021

APOD: NGC 3314: When Galaxies Overlap (2021 Nov 17)
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble; Processing & Copyright:
William Ostling (The Astronomy Enthusiast)
https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap211117.html

Explanation: Why doesn't the nearby galaxy create a gravitational lensing effect on the background galaxy? It does, but since both galaxies are so nearby, the angular shift is much smaller than the angular sizes of the galaxies themselves. The featured Hubble image of NGC 3314 shows two large spiral galaxies which happen to line up exactly. The foreground spiral NGC 3314a appears nearly face-on with its pinwheel shape defined by young bright star clusters. Against the glow of the background galaxy NGC 3314b, though, dark swirling lanes of interstellar dust can also be seen tracing the nearer spiral's structure. Both galaxies appear on the edge of the Hydra Cluster of Galaxies, a cluster that is about 200 million light years away. Gravitational lens distortions are much easier to see when the lensing galaxy is smaller and further away. Then, the background galaxy may even be distorted into a ring around the nearer. Fast gravitational lens flashes due to stars in the foreground galaxy momentarily magnifying the light from stars in the background galaxy might one day be visible in future observing campaigns with high-resolution telescopes.

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Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page
http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=211117

#APOD

Space Is For You 16/11/2021

Space Is For You

Space Is For You Learn how space helps life on Earth. Browse space spinoffs, country profiles, space agencies, companies, and more.

Pleiades – or 7 Sisters – shine in November 16/11/2021

Pleiades – or 7 Sisters – shine in November

Pleiades – or 7 Sisters – shine in November The Pleiades star cluster - aka the Seven Sisters or M45 - is visible from virtually every part of the

After Dreaming About The Day For Decades, At The Age Of 89, Manfred Steiner Finally Got His PhD In Physics 14/11/2021

After Dreaming About The Day For Decades, At The Age Of 89, Manfred Steiner Finally Got His PhD In Physics

After Dreaming About The Day For Decades, At The Age Of 89, Manfred Steiner Finally Got His PhD In Physics One is never too old to learn as the love of knowledge knows no boundaries. That is the message this 89-year-old retired professor wants to convey to young people. Manfred Steiner just earned his PhD in Physics only a few weeks away from his 90th birthday. This is actually his third doctorate and th...

PSI START Program | Perimeter Institute 14/11/2021

PSI START Program | Perimeter Institute

PSI START Program | Perimeter Institute Perimeter Scholars International - Students’ Training Accelerator for Research in Theory (PSI START) Perimeter Institute invites students to join its world-leading research community for a part-time 10-week online school in theoretical physics beginning in May 2022. In addition, some of these stud...

Timeline Photos 14/11/2021

Timeline Photos

#NOCbarbados The Barbados Astronomical Society will be hosting a livestream of the upcoming partial lunar eclipse on November 19th. For those who are otherwise unable to view the eclipse, you can add this link to your online viewing options:
https://fb.me/e/1VcRuHtC6

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Vice President of the Republic of Ghana HE Dr. Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia congratulating Ghana Planetarium Robotics Club at...
ROBOTICS CLUB AT GHANA PLANETARIUM TODAY
At Afia Beach Hotel, Accra.
Part of a Creative Storm event at the Planetarium on Saturday.

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