L-Għaqda Maltija tal-Astronomija

MAAPOW: Week 2

Malta Amateur Astronomy Picture of the Week: Week 2 (05-08-2018): Horsehead Nebula Taken by: Clive Michael Smith Information: The Horsehead nebula, or Barnard 33, is a dark nebula in the Orion constellation. Radius: 3.5 light years Distance to Earth: 1,500 light years If you are a paid member of the [...]

August 5, 2018 Josef Borg Uncategorized 0

MAAPOW: Week 1

Launch of the Malta Amateur Astronomy Picture of the Week! (MAAPOW) Week 1: Rosette Nebula Taken by: Leonard Ellul Mercer Information: The Rosette Nebula is a large spherical H II region located near one end of a giant molecular cloud in the Monoceros region of the Milky Way Galaxy. Radius: [...]

July 29, 2018 Josef Borg Uncategorized 0

Lunar Eclipse YouTube live feed

The total lunar eclipse is just one day away! For those of you who won’t be able to make it for our event at Fort St Elmo, and won’t be able to view the eclipse from where you will be during the event, you can tune in to a live [...]

July 26, 2018 admin Uncategorized 0

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