L-Għaqda Maltija tal-Astronomija

Astronomy Course November 2016

The Astronomical Society of Malta is once again organizing its Astronomy Course! To apply, kindly send your details including name, surname, ID card and email address to info@maltastro.org. If you have any problems, kindly inform us immediately via info@maltastro.org as well. Kindly note that attendance for this course is FREE [...]

October 11, 2016 Patrizia Madiona Uncategorized 0

2017 Sky Almanac now available to order!

The 2017 sky almanac by the Astronomical Society of Malta is now available! This is an ideal Christmas present for all stargazers! Find out what’s visible in the night sky each month together with astronomical imagery shot from Malta by our very own ASM members. The calendar costs Eur 5 [...]

October 7, 2016 Patrizia Madiona Uncategorized 0

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. Each occultation can be seen only at the right time [...]

August 29, 2016 Patrizia Madiona Uncategorized 0

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 in nearly 20 years You can expect to see up [...]

August 9, 2016 Patrizia Madiona Uncategorized 0

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 Way – so head towards our countryside for a totally [...]

August 1, 2016 Patrizia Madiona Uncategorized 0

The 3rd Variable Star Discovery from Malta & Discovery Circumstances

The 3rd variable star has been discovered recently by ASM member Stephen M. Brincat – Flarestar Observatory in collaboration with Winston Grech. The star catalogued as UCAC4 472-112478 was discovered to be a W Ursa Majoris (W UMa) type eclipsing binary. Prior to this study, the star was not known [...]

July 30, 2016 Patrizia Madiona Uncategorized 0