L-Għaqda Maltija tal-Astronomija

Total Lunar Eclipse @ Fort St Elmo: 27th July, 2018

A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth eclipses the Sun from the Moon’s point of view. As a result, the Moon is seen to darken as it enters the Earth’s shadow during its orbit around our planet. When the Sun-Earth-Moon alignment is precise, viewers on the night side of [...]

July 7, 2018 Josef Borg Uncategorized 0

22nd June: Observation and Astrophotography Workshop: Members Only Event

The Astronomical Society of Malta shall be organizing an observation and astrophotography workshop for beginner and intermediate amateur astronomers on Friday, the 22nd of June at 19:30hrs. All members of the Society are welcome to join, bring along their telescopes or cameras and learn how to use them for capturing [...]

June 21, 2018 Josef Borg Uncategorized 0

8th June: Public Event: Jupiter and the Gas Giants

The Astronomical Society of Malta is organizing another talk and observation night on Friday, the 8th of June, at 19:30hrs. This time round, Maltese astrophotographer Alexei Pace (canopus123.wordpress.com/) shall be delivering a short talk about Jupiter and the other gas giants in our cosmic neighbourhood, and shall be sharing his [...]

June 7, 2018 Josef Borg Uncategorized 0

13th May: Members Only Event: Omega Centauri Observation Night

We are organizing our first, *exclusively members only* event – an observation of the Omega Centauri globular cluster from Dingli on the 13th of May! To *become a member of the Society*, you can apply via: goo.gl/forms/3EocSQMK4eOEWGnD2 Omega Centauri is a globular cluster of stars at a distance of just [...]

April 25, 2018 Josef Borg Uncategorized 0

4th May 19:30hrs: Public Event: It’s Galaxy Season! Did You Know?

It’s that time of year again! The Winter skies, with Orion, the Pleiades and so many other targets in the outer arms of the Milky Way, are slowly being replaced by Summer sky targets, with the Milky Way core itself slowly coming into view as Earth relentlessly makes its way [...]

April 25, 2018 Josef Borg Uncategorized 0

Perseid shower observation

*UPCOMING EVENT* *PERSEID METEOR SHOWER MAXIMUMSaturday 12 August 2017 – from 10pm onwards at Miġra Ferħa (Imtaħleb l/o Rabat, Malta)* Location: goo.gl/maps/fz3zzNLnxX12 As with previous years, the Astronomical Society of Malta shall be organizing an observation night event on the night of the shower’s peak, between the 12th and 13th [...]

August 1, 2017 admin Uncategorized 0