L-Għaqda Maltija tal-Astronomija

Monthly Archives: August 2016

Bright Asteroid Occultation visible from Malta (1/2 September 2016)

What is an Occultation? An occultation occurs when a solar-system body passes in front of a more distant object (e.g. a star or another solar system body), partially or totally hiding the more distant object and momentarily blocking its light. [...]

August 29, 2016 Uncategorized

Observing the Perseid Showers – 11th August

Have you perhaps ever wondered why meteor showers occur? Or have you ever questioned why certain meteor showers tend to peak during the same time of year annually? This year, the Perseid meteor shower is set for its best show [...]

August 9, 2016 Uncategorized

The Milky Way project

Have you ever seen the Milky Way, that band of light made up by countless thousands of stars within our own galaxy? If not, then you are affected by light pollution. A dark sky is key to seeing the Milky [...]

August 1, 2016 Uncategorized