L-Għaqda Maltija tal-Astronomija

Call for astronomical images for the next ASM Calendar 2017

Even though we’re still not even halfway through this year… it is never to early to start preparing for yet another ASM Calendar! Throughout the month of April and May, all ASM members are invited to send any images (that haven’t been included in previous calendars) together with some brief [...]

April 10, 2016 admin Uncategorized 0

This Tuesday 12th! Occultation of star HIP 54057 by Jupiter

As reported in the link below, this Tuesday 12th April we will be able to witness an occultation of star HIP 54057 by Jupiter. www.hellas-astro.gr/sites/default/files/jupocc2016_AChristou.pdf In Malta we will be at the edge of visibility for the egress event. The ingress will not be visible (daytime). Those with methane filters, [...]

April 8, 2016 admin Uncategorized 0

Eyes on Jupiter!

​With the weather varying frequently these past few weeks have still offered many astrophotographers within our Astronomical Society the opportunity to capture frequent and stunning shots of Jupiter using a varied range of equipment! With all these images being uploaded daily in our Maltastro mailing list we couldn’t not share [...]

March 20, 2016 admin Uncategorized 0

COMET P/2016 BA14 – possible meteor activity

POSSIBLE METEOR ACTIVITY FROM COMET P/2016 BA14 Further to CBET 4257, comet P/2016 BA14 will pass within about 0.024 AU of the earth on Mar. 23, and comet 252P will pass about 0.0357 AU from the earth on Mar. 21-22. At just 2,199,933 miles (3.5 million km) or about 9 [...]

March 10, 2016 admin Uncategorized 0

The Implications of Gravitation Waves

First proposed 100 years ago by Albert Einstein, as a key prediction of his Theory of General Relativity, gravitational waves were finally detected by both the US instruments on the 14th September 2015, at 9:50:45 universal time—4:50 a.m. in Louisiana and 2:50 a.m. in Washington, which together make up the [...]

February 28, 2016 admin Uncategorized 0

ASTRONOMICAL IMAGING – SECOND SESSION (free entrance)

Wednesday 2 March 2016, 6.30pm, VO Centre (Valletta) ASTRONOMICAL IMAGING – SECOND SESSION (free entrance).   This is the second of a set of three sessions during which our member Leonard Ellul-Mercer will be describing the methods and techniques for shooting and processing astronomical images. After the successful first session, [...]

February 21, 2016 admin Uncategorized 0