The Winners of Sundial Competition

Date : 1 May 2016

The Winners of Sundial Competition were given appreciation letters and gifts by the officials of Marefat High School. First place: Newton team Hamid Hussain Tawakuli from 10th grade, Hassan Reza Kaihan and Ahmad Reza Kaihan from 11th grade Second place: Galaxians Nesar Ali Isar and Muhammad Sharif Amiri from 11th grade and Ali Sina Mohseni from 10th grade Third place: Shadows Wahid Foladi and Liaghat Ali Atayee from 9th grade Sundials were judged by their accuracy and their design. We received many sundials and it was a great sucess for Afghanistan Astronomy Association for the first time. We hope to have these kind of programs in other ... More

Sundial Competition

Date : 5 Apr 2016

For the first time Afghanistan-Marefat Astronomy Association presents: Sundial Competition A sundial is a device that tells the time of day by the apparent position of the Sun in the sky. In the narrowest sense of the word it consists of a flat plate (the dial) and a gnomon which casts a shadow onto the dial. As the sun appears to move across the sky, the shadow aligns with different hour-lines which are marked on the dial to indicate the time of day. We have some other plans in Marefat high school too, stay with us. More

Stars, closer than ever!

Date : 6 Dec 2015

Now students of Marefat high school have a better view of the sky with a gift from us. Afghanistan Astronomy Association presented Physics Department of Marefat high school one of its telescopes. The head of our association, Mr. Bakhshi, with some of our members, few journalists from the media like BBC and ABC and science teachers of Marefat attended this event. We gathered in the physics laboratory and Mr. Bakhshi gave a brief demo of how to use this telescope. Mr. Faramarz, principal of Marefat high school, expressed his appreciation and said collaboration with Afghanistan Astronomy Association has been really helpful for the students and ... More

Star Party

Date : 14 Jun 2015

There are different organizations in Afghanistan that care about science and want their employees gain some knowledge about it. In 2013 we had a Star Party in UNAMA. Here is the article about our program that day from UNV.orgFrom 21-23 September 2013, UN Volunteers and other United Nations (UN) personnel with the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) are joining with the Afghanistan Astronomy Association for a three-day “star party” to mark the International Day of Peace on 21 September 2013.“Star parties” resulted from the Star Peace project which the International Astronomical Union (IAU) set up as part of the ... More

Think Different : Looking to the Stars

Date : 10 Jun 2015

While some see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do. Steve JobsThis article is about Mr. Bakhshi, The Founder of Afghanistan Astronomy Association. I really believe that without him there would never be an astronomy association like this in Afghanistan. The man who was crazy enough to change this situation in our poor country. This article is originally from Pulitzercenter and I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I did An Oral History of Ending a War: The StargazerYunos Bakshi standing with one of his telescopes in Kabul, Afghanistan. ... More

Our Hero

Date : 10 Jun 2015

It was last year. I did not know that he was coming. I thought that it was an ordinary observation program. Mr. Bakhshi, the head of our association, wanted to surprise us and he definitely did! His surprise was Abdul Ahad MomandWho is Mr. Momand? He is the First Afghan Spaceman. We talked and observed stars that night but that's another story. Here is the article about his journey in BBC that I quoteIn 1988, just as the Soviet army was preparing to pull out of Afghanistan, a rocket blasted off carrying the first and only Afghan to travel into space. Abdulahad Momand returned to earth a hero - but within three years he was forced to flee the ... More

Night Sky beauty in Afghanistan

Date : 22 Feb 2010

Introduction of Afghanistan Astronomy Association (AAA)Institutional Background The Afghanistan Astronomy Association (AAA), founded in July 2009 is the Central Amateur Astronomy Association. Just a few days after the opening ceremony which was in October 10th, more than 60 individuals registered as members of AAA. AAA with hope to the luminous future and by sound dissemination of Astronomy and humanization of this culture, performing his role in building of Afghanistan's future. Using this opportunity and keeping in mind that the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), proclaimed the 2009 the International ... More

Equinox in Saturn system

Date : 8 Feb 2010

Of the countless equinoxes has been since the birth of the solar system...But also the shadows of newly revealed vertical structures in the rings themselves (see PIA11665). Also at equinox, the shadows of the planet’s expansive rings are compressed into a single, narrow band cast onto the planet as seen in this mosaic. (For an earlier view of the rings’ wide shadows draped high on the northern hemisphere, see PIA09793.)The images comprising the mosaic, taken over about eight hours, were extensively processed before being joined together. First, each was re-projected into the same viewing geometry and then digitally processed to make the ... More

 
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The Winners of Sundial Competition

The Winners of Sundial Competition were given appreciation letters and gifts by the officials of Marefat High School. First place: Newton team Hamid ...

Sundial Competition

For the first time Afghanistan-Marefat Astronomy Association presents: Sundial Competition A sundial is a device that tells the time of day by the ...

Stars, closer than ever!

Now students of Marefat high school have a better view of the sky with a gift from us. Afghanistan Astronomy Association presented Physics ...

Star Party

There are different organizations in Afghanistan that care about science and want their employees gain some knowledge about it. In 2013 we had a Star ...

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Face of Astronomy

Yesterday an article was published in Global Astronomy Month about my friend Ibrahim Amiri. He is one of our active members who graduated from ...

... but nothing can stop us!

This is an article about Afghanistan Astronomy association that was published in msn.com. I hope you enjoy reading it. you can read it from here: ...

Reach for the Stars in Afghanistan

Reach for the Stars - Afghanistan is an Astronomers Without Borders project in collaboration with the Astronomical Association of Afghanistan. The ...

The Challenges and Dangers of Amateur Astronomy in Afghanistan

Anyone who wants to experience such adventure we highly appreciate and welcome Most amateur astronomers take for granted that they can just go ...

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