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lundi 29 février 2016

The leap years

Why do we add an extra day to the month of February every four years? Does it carry some cultural or historical significance? Does it relate to weather or agricultural cycles? Do we even need leap years? Dr. Michio Kaku visited with Jamie Wax on ‘CBS This Morning’ to offer real answers. Kaku explains the history, the math, and the science that all gave rise to the leap year as we know it. WATCH NOW!

dimanche 28 février 2016

Great Comet of 1843 (From Wikipedia)

Great Comet of 1843 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

LE VOYAGE INTERSTELLAIRE BIENTÔT À NOTRE PORTÉE ?

Le voyage interstellaire bientôt à notre portée ?

Febuary Public Astronomy Talk

We had this afternoon (today Feb 27, 2016 at 6 PM) the regular meeting with the members of the association (Public Astronomy Talk).
We were discussing about the planet Mars. The core members were present and after a short PowerPoint presentation on the subject, a documatary film was projected ("Mars, the red planet").

Then the discussion was about the planet and the recent discovering of water on it.

One of the goal of the Haitian Astronomical Society is to make young Haitians interrested about astronomy. We try to engage them and have them informed and trained about the subject of astronomy. For this particular reason, we have scheduled a particular calendar distributed to members.
According to this calendar, each last saturday of a month, we have a meeting to inform and train about a subject on astronomy. This time then we were talking again about the planet Mars.

We are waiting for all interrested persons to be part of these meeting with video projection and discussion; But we understand too that since these regular meeting are done on the HQ of the association and at 5 H PM, some persons could not really participate even if they would like to. But we can not move for now since the projector we are using is in fact a roof-fixed one and owned by the institution where we are sharing office.

We would promise that we are currently applyng for a project to extend our public talk about astronomy. Please stay tuned as we may launch this project (for the extension of public astronomy talk.)

Asteroids & Cometes presented to children

One of the great moment of this week end was the presentation at the Comminity Library of Deschapelles about the comets & Asteroids (febuary 26, 2016 at 5 H PM).
Many children were effectively present.
This activity was inspired by Universe Awareness.





For more information about this kind of activity, please read here.

vendredi 26 février 2016

Cet Apres Midi a la Bibliothèque Communautaire de Deschapelles

A partir de 5 H PM, aujourd'hui même (26 Février 2016), a la Bibliothèque Communautaire de Deschapelles, il y aura la présentation "Astéroïdes & Comètes" aux jeunes et moins jeunes de la zone. Cette activité rendre dans le cadre d'une coopération avec Universe Awareness, la Société Haïtienne d'Astronomie se voulant le National Coordinator (NC) de cette idée d’éveiller l'attention des jeunes face au Cosmos.
Pour plus d'information sur ce genre d’activité, consultez notre page de Coordination Nationale Universe Awareness.

mercredi 24 février 2016

Here is the program for the week end

Astronomy activities in the block...

Here is the program for the week end








  • Febuary 25, 2016
    • New episod of the astronomy radio show "Atronomy en Equilibre" at the radio station Equilibre FM (90.9 FM) at 6 PM (Haitian Time). We will be talking tis time about the history of space exploration, space conquest. Of course, we will start by astronomy news for the week and then with the topic of the day. This emission could be reached too over the internet throu Youtube (Hangout On Air), Facebook where specific link will be provided and our Official Blog. The third part of the show will be answering question from phone calls or online interrogation (via Youtube, Facebook or our Chat system (SHA CHAT)). Phone cards as gifts will be available for the auditors answering well the questions. Global information about this activity could be seen here.
    • This activity is possible by the intervention of Astronomers Without Borders which sponsored our fundraising over Fiatphysica (see fundraising) throu the Big Impact Giving (BIG) Project. We are very proud to be the beneficiary of this project and we want to thanks all donors because they help make a difference.
    • Read also this nice article "A Radio Show to Connect Haiti and the Universe" written by M. Roberto Molar which has help us reach our fund raising goal. Many thanks to the Organizer: Christie McMonigal and to all the 9 backes (donors) who directly help us and also to all twitter followers who RT and like fund raising links.

  • Febuary 26, 2016
    • The Rendez Vous is at the Community Library of Deschapelles at 5 h PM (Haitian Time) where we will meet the children (and some adults too) to present them the topic "Asteroids and Comets". It will be a video projection followed by explanation and discussion aroud the subject. See the Facebook Page about this rendez-vous. This activity aims to raise awareness about the cosmos to the children as we follow Universe Awareness recommandations and our objectives in our organization chart. You may see our global orientaion for this kind of activity here since we are postulating to become the National Coordinator (NC) for Universe Awareness. We are working to set up a sustainable program for the children. And remember our outreach activity with some children on the football field of Deschapelles showing them a telescope as a scientific tool.
  • Febuary 27, 2016
    • That's coming the regular talk date with the members of the association and the general public, too. We have launched these meetings since December 2015 to inform and train them about astronomy. That's the meeting for the month of Febuary and we will be talking again about the planet Mars (Febuary 27, 2016 at 5 PM). See the Facebook Page for that event.
    • A calendar has been distributed to the associatiin members to schedule this activity. It is held usually at 5-6 PM (Haitian Time). And there is a non-obligatory participation fee of 5 GOURDES (U$ 0.08) usually used for electrical plant gas.
    • The meetings are held in the association HQ, but in fact we are sharing the numeric room of a school institution. They have a fixed projector (on the roof) we are using providing we have gas for electrical plant. We are actually planning to buy a mobile projector to have outreach astronomy public talk independantly and reaching more poeple about astronomy. We are planning a fund raising for March for that
  • Febuary 28, 2016
    • That the day for Board meeting. Usually, we cannot meet with all members as the same time, but we try. Members of the board are doing their professional activities as well as trying to do their best for the association activities. As I am working in Hospital Albert Schweitzer as OBGYN, I do my best too to reach our goals. Dr Gednard Clerveau in Port-au-Prince, with great experience in organization management, tracks administrative activities, M. Theogene Stinfil is whasing over the astronomical local club (Club Supernova). Dr Eliode Pierre, OBGYN and also journalist is doing his best to give us opportunity for national interview. View the Board members page or even watch this Youtube video about them.

A Radio Show to connect Haiti and the Universe

A Radio Show to connect Haiti and the Universe by Roberto Molar Candanosa A Radio Show to Connect Haiti and the Universe

mardi 23 février 2016

The next episode of "Astronomie en Equilibre" is approaching...

Effectively on Febuary 25, we will be talking about the Space Conquest. MarcRony and I (Dr Narcisse) will be on the radio station "Equilibre FM" at 6 to 8 PM to present the subject.

As usual, we will start with news for the week, then we will present the space conquest, the beginning of man in space and where we are now. During the news moment, the activity at the Community Librairy of Deschapelles will be announced again, where the Comets and Asteroids will be presented to youngs presented for the show (febuary 27, 2016 at 5 h PM). You may see the Facebook Page of this activity here.

Then, at the end the emission on air ("Astronomie en Equilibre"), we will start asking questions to the public , giving them some phone cards for good answers.

During this week, we had an outreach activity with the children in the community to raise their awareness in astronomy. We presented the a telescope and the opportunity to look throu it, viewing the nature this time. We may propose another outreach activity to the public again.

This is a great week for us at the Haitian Astronomical Society. On next day on (saturday), we will be at Bon Repos (Port-au-Prince) for the usual end-month saturday afternoon where this time we will be talking again about the planet Mars .

So next, stay tuned for the new episiode of "Astronomie en Equilibre" at 90.9 FM. It will be live on Youtube chanel, Facebook and then our Offical Blog. Have more info about this program here.

We are doing our best to prepare and present the emission on air, one a week. Thanks to Astronomers Without Borders organizing fundraising for us. You may help us throu Fiatphysica link.

lundi 22 février 2016

Melotte 15

This open cluster of stars known as Melotte 15 contains a few bright stars nearly 50 times the mass of our Sun, and many more dim stars that are only a fraction of our Sun's mass.


Read about the Hearth Nebula to learn more about Melotte 15


Telescope show with children at Deschapelles

As planned previously, we had that telescope show with children at Deschapelles (Haiti). The goal was to make them know about this scientific tool. We started at 4 H pm, showing them the environmental nature and explaining them we never have to look at the sun with this kind of telescopes.





It was a success and when we closed the show and moved back, there were still poeple coming.

We had to promise to come back on another day!!



We need support for this kind of outreach program. We are now in emergency for financing an Astronomy Radio Show. Click here to learn more and to help us (U$ 355.00).




vendredi 19 février 2016

Séance d'observation au telescope

La Société Haïtienne d'Astronomie organise un rendez-vous spécial ce dimanche 21 Février 2016 a partir de 4 H PM sur le terrain de football de Deschapelles pour une séance public d'essai de télescope.

Nous attendons les jeunes et moins jeunes de la zone pour cette séance dans le but de connaitre et savoir a quoi sert un tel instrument. Nous donnons la priorités aux enfants de 5-12 ans.

Les participants pourront gratuitement regarder a travers le télescope et avoir une idée de l'impact d'un tel appareil.

La Société Haïtienne d'Astronomie veut initier les jeunes et moins jeunes Haïtiens a la science astronomique.

Pour plus d'information sur l'implication de notre association sur l’éducation des enfants en astronomie, voir notre page de Coordination avec Universe Awareness.
La Société Haïtienne d'Astronomie vient d'avoir officiellement un photographe officiel dans son équipe.
Il s'agit de Lyonel Louis, un Membre Actif de l'association qui a décidé de nous rejoindre comme volontaire pour les photos et vidéos des activités entreprises (astronomie).

jeudi 18 février 2016

D’où venait la météorite qui a explosé au-dessus de Tcheliabinsk, il y a 3 ans ?

D’où venait la météorite qui a explosé au-dessus de Tcheliabinsk, il y a 3 ans ?: Des chercheurs qui sont enquêté sur la trajectoire de l’astéroïde à l’origine de l’événement de Tcheliabinsk survenu il y a trois ans, le 15...




New episode of Astronomie en Equilibre

Today, we will have a new episode of "Astronomie en Equilibre ". We will be talking about the renaissance part of the History of astronomy.
The emission will consist of a first part with recent global astronomy news. Then an introduction to a conference about the renaissance of astronomy. This is a conference named "Les Batisseurs du Ciel" by M. Luminet, a famous French astronomer for who a short biography will be presented.

All the episode will not be on Youtube since most of the episode will be the MP3 conference that will be on air. (90.9 FM).

Click here for detail about this project supported by Astronomers Without Borders

dimanche 14 février 2016

Happy Valentin Day...



From the Rosetta Mission and Comet #67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko with #love this #Valentine's Day – a heart-shaped boulder on the surface of a comet. See http://ow.ly/YhUAU
Posted by ESA - European Space Agency on Sunday, February 14, 2016

jeudi 11 février 2016

Astronomie en Equilibre-Histoire de l'astronomie Antique

L’émission de radio d'aujourd'hui autour de l’histoire de l'astronomie..

Nous avons abordé aujourd’hui la partie antique de cette histoire. L'histoire globale de l'astronomie se regrouperait en trois partie:

1-L’antiquité

2-La renaissance (de Copernic au 19 eme siècle)

3-l'astronomie moderne (a partir du 19eme siècle).



Voir la page du projet Astronomie en Equilibre pour plus de détails



Cette emission est soutenue par Astronomes Sans Frontieres a travers Fiat Physica https://www.fiatphysica.com/campaigns/astronomy-radio-show-in-haiti

mercredi 10 février 2016

Felicitation to IAU & Kevin Govender

Dear friends, we just received the report and want to share with you that Kevin Govender and the International Astronomical Union (IAU) obtained the Edinburgh Medal award. 

The Haitian Astronomical Society (Société Haïtienne d’Astronomie) is proud to congratulate them for this prestigious award. This is to accentuate the importance of passion in astronomy teaching work.

The Haitian Astronomical Society is taking their activities as model to orientate the young Haitians to astronomy as a science. We have appreciated the work of the Office of Astronomy for Development (OAD) since we have submitted project, too.

Silvia Torres Peimbert, President of the IAU

Kevin Govender, 2016 Edinburgh Medal recipient


You may have more information about this award using the following links:
Edinburgh International Science Festival Press Release: 2016 Edinburgh Medal Celebrates Astronomy
IAU Press Release: IAU Received Prestigious Edinburgh Medal
NRF Press Release: Prestigious Edinburgh Medal to be Awarded to South African

mardi 9 février 2016

Comètes et les Astéroïdes a la Bibliothèque Communautaire de Deschapelles

La Société Haïtienne d'astronomie présentera bientôt a la Bibliothèque Communautaire de Deschapelles un film sur les Comètes et les Astéroïdes. Ce sera le vendredi 26 Février 2016 a partir de 5 h PM.
Cette projection sera suivi de discussion débat autour du sujet. Il s'agira surtout d'un public très jeune ( écoliers pour la plupart) dans le but de les inspirer a la science en général et a l'astronomie particulièrement. 

Cette activités s'inscrit dans le cadre d'une coopération avec Universe Awareness toujours dans le but d'inspirer les jeunes aux merveilles du Cosmos.

La Bibliothèque Communautaire de Deschapelles est une nouvelle institution dans la zone orientée naturellement vers l’éducation. Elle a été inaugurée le 8 janvier 2016 (comme vous le voyez dans la photo ci-dessous.
Pour avoir plus d'information sur cette activité, visitez cette page dessinée pour les activités dans le cadre de la collaboration avec Universe Awareness.

Visitez aussi la page d’événement Facebook désignée pour cette première activité.


Asteroid Day Press Conference. Live

lundi 8 février 2016

Les rencontres Mensuelles de la SHA (Monthly Meeting)

La Société Haïtienne d'Astronomie ("SHA"), comme prévu dans ses documents stratégiques, réalise une rencontre  mensuelle de débat/discussion autour d'un sujet d'astronomie chaque dernier samedi du mois.

Depuis Janvier 2016, en effet une rencontre a eut lieu autour de la planète Mars. Une nouvelle rencontre aura lieu ce samedi 27 février 2016 a 5 heure PM toujours autour de la  planète Mars car faisant l’actualité avec les projets de voyage d'humains vers cette planète.

Ces rencontres mensuelles se font tous les derniers samedis du mois au siège social de l'association, soit au:

4, rue MBC, Lathan, Bon Repos, HT6312, Haiti.

Pour plus d'info vous pouvez nous appeler au +50938407775 ou envoyez nous une email en cliquant ici.

L'admission forfaitaire est a 5 GDES; Il s'agit au fait d'une participation non obligatoire, laissant toutefois la porte ouverte pour toute donation des participants.

La Société Haïtienne d'Astronomie vous souhaite tous la bienvenue en son siège social pour participer au débat, car cette grande aventure humaine nous concerne aussi, nous autres les Haïtiens.

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dimanche 7 février 2016

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vendredi 5 février 2016

Please use this HTML code on your website or blog

Please use this HTML code on your website or blog
If you own or manage a website or a blog, you may be able to help us reaching our goal in fund raising for our astronomy radio show.
Here is a HTML code you may integrate in your site:

<iframe width=260px height=525px src="https://www.fiatphysica.com/campaigns/astronomy-radio-show-in-haiti/add_to_website_card" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen scrolling ="no"></iframe>

You may contact us to propose a banner exchange. We would be so proud to have your banner and link in our blog (exept if it is sex-oriented). for more info about the page this banner may send you, you can visit https://www.fiatphysica.com/campaigns/astronomy-radio-show-in-haiti If you want to know about the project Astronomers Without Borders want to make the fund raising, go to http://haitiastronomie.blogspot.com/p/astronomy-radio-show.html . Or you may want to follow the rality of the radio show....Fortunately, it is reachable online live: http://haitiastronomie.blogspot.com/p/astronomie-en-equilibre.html Thank you for your help.

jeudi 4 février 2016

Support the astronomy radio show

Support the astronomy show we are just starting this afternoon (6-8 h PM) at Equilibre FM (90.9 FM)


mercredi 3 février 2016

Radio Show "Astronomie en Equilibre" des demain sur 90.9 FM

Restez branche... Demain a partir de 6 h pm, suivez en direct une emission denommee "Astronomie en Equilibre" sur Equilibre FM (90.9 FM). Vous puvez aussi le suivre en direct sur youtube, Facebook ou notre blog officiel. Les questions peuvent etre envoyees sur ces platformes ou par SMS au +50638407775. Ou encore sur Twitter avec le hashtag #AstronomieEquilibreFM 

Cette émission de radio sur l'astronomie est rendue possible grâce au support d'Astronome Sans Frontieres (Astronomers Without Borders),

Accédez des demain a l’émission en direct en cliquant sur ce link:
http://haitiastronomie.blogspot.com/p/astronomie-en-equilibre.html
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