The Institute of Space Sciences & Astronomy and The Astronomical Society of Malta are organising an astronomy night for the general public on the evening of Saturday, 24th August at the Dwejra Dark Sky Heritage Area. We will observe the Milky Way and a number of celestial objects. Astronomers will be present to explain the night sky and answer any astronomy questions. If you plan to attend, please register your interest on the online Google form here. If there is a lot of interest, we might have to restrict attendance to a first-come, first-served basis.
For this year's Open to the Public Event, we are organising an event dedicated to one of the more famous annual meteor showers, the Perseids. We shall be having a couple of telescopes set up for the night as the Milky Way is currently at a good elevation to spot at the time of the event. We shall also pry inside the Milky Way to view directly the four major nebulae located deep inside it.
2019 marks 50 years since mankind first set foot on our nearest cosmic neighbour, on the night between July 20th and 21st. As such the Astronomical Society of Malta is organizing an event on July 16th, starting off with a talk by Dr Gordon Caruana Dingli at the KSU common room at the University of Malta. An extremely interesting exhibition of memorabilia and other items related to the moon landings shall be set up by Mr Alessandro Bajada at the KSU common room itself for all those attending to view. Some other related items, such as the Moon for All Mankind initiative, shall also be displayed.
Join us this June for our Members observation event. As always, anyone who is a member and has a telescope or any imaging equipment is most encouraged to bring it along! Committee and society members will be present to assist everyone on how to best use their equipment. For those of you wishing to sharpen up their astrophotography skills, you're in luck, as this event will also double as an informal workshop which aims to demonstrate how to best image planets and deep sky objects!
It's that time of year again!
Galaxy Season refers to the period in Spring when the night sky offers up a slew of incredible galaxies to observe and photograph.
Astrophysicist and current Public Relations Officer of the Society, Karl Fiteni will be delivering a short talk about galaxies in general and about his work related to galaxy modeling. This will be followed with an observation of the night skies using telescopes brought over by members of the Astronomical Society.
It’s Winter and Orion is in full bloom. Orion's constellation is without a doubt the most recognisable and beautiful constellation in the sky, and for good reason.
Join us this coming Thursday for an event dedicated to this wonderful Constellation, where there will be a short talk, followed by an Observation session. Also members are encouraged to bring their cameras as we shall be setting up our mounts, so that all attending will able to take a shot of the Orion Nebula.
This event is only for members of the Astronomical Society of Malta. If you wish to become a member you can do so through the link below