L-Għaqda Maltija tal-Astronomija

New world atlas of artificial sky brightness

The new world atlas of artificial sky brightness was published in the journal Science Advances. A copy of the paper may be downloaded from the following URL advances.sciencemag.org/content/advances/2/6/e1600377.full.pdf This is a seminal publication and we believe it is essential that everyone reads it and understands its consequences. You can explore [...]

June 11, 2016 admin Uncategorized 1

Utopia(s) beyond the Earth: How and why Mars beckons

Utopia 2016 Anniversary Events Wednesday, 1st June at 6 p.m. at the Faculty of Arts Library, University of Malta. In our next event, Godfrey Baldacchino (Department of Sociology) will hold an intriguing talk on ‘Utopia(s) beyond the Earth: How and why Mars beckons’! The 21st century has opened with, on [...]

May 30, 2016 admin Uncategorized 0

The Mystery of Dark Matter

2 June at 6pm Aula Magna, University Valletta Campus Public lecture by the Institute of Space Sciences and Astronomy.   Professor Isabel Lopes from the Department of Physics, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal is a leading researcher in the experimental detection of Dark Matter. She is involved in a number [...]

May 25, 2016 Patrizia Madiona Uncategorized 0

Upcoming Events

Two upcoming events in the coming weeks – (i) an observing session at Dwejra (in collaboration with ISSA and DLĦ) and (ii) a lecture by honorary member Prof. Godfrey Baldacchino.   Saturday, 28 May 2016 – Observation at Dwejra (Gozo) The Institute of Space Sciences & Astronomy (ISSA) of the [...]

May 20, 2016 Patrizia Madiona Uncategorized 0

Mercury’s Transit 2016

Transits of Mercury occur in May or November. The last four transits occurred in 1999, 2003, 2006, and May 9, 2016. The next will occur on November 11, 2019, and then on November 13, 2032. A typical transit lasts several hours. The interval between one November transit and the next [...]

May 14, 2016 Patrizia Madiona Uncategorized 0

LIVE – Mercury transit webcast

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May 9, 2016 admin Uncategorized 0