L-Għaqda Maltija tal-Astronomija

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 under 16,000 light years from Earth. It is the brightest globular cluster visible from Earth, visible to the naked eye from dark skies as a fuzzy globule of stars around half a degree across, or the size of the full moon in the sky.
The cluster is unfortunately not easily visible from the Northern hemisphere, and even at its best viewing time in May, it doesn’t rise more than a few degrees above the horizon to the South. From Malta, the cluster is visible from Southern facing locations, such as Dingli, low in the sky in the Centaurus constellation.
The Astronomical Society of Malta is organizing an observation night to attempt to view this cluster from Dingli. Telescopes will be set up on site, and images of the cluster will be taken. Any members who wish to bring along their telescope can do so, and we shall be assisting in using the telescopes to view the cluster.
Image taken from: project-nightflight.net/print049.html

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