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jeudi 31 mars 2016

Dans quelques minutes...suivez en direct

Dans quelques minutes, suivez en direct l'emission "Astronomie en Equilibre". Le sujet du jour: Planetes naines, Ceinture de Kuiper, Nuage d'Oort, Objets Trans Neptuniens

mercredi 30 mars 2016

New episode of astronomy radio show tomorrow

Stay tuned for our new episode of radio show "Astronomie en Equilibre".
Tomorrow at 6 PM on Equilibre FM (90.9 FM) if you are in the Artibonite region or over Youtube or Facebook if you are somewhere else.

The topic will be  the Comète- the Kuiper belt-eptunian Objets and the Oort cloud.

mardi 29 mars 2016

Discussing the theories of relativity of Einstein at Radio MegaStar

The special show on radio MegaStar on Sunday 27 March, 2016. Discussing about the theories of relativity od Albert Einstein.

The link btw astronomy and health...from radio MegaStar

An Archived video of the TV emission of January 2016 with Drs Eliode Pierre et Rulx Narcisse talking about astronomy and health:

vendredi 25 mars 2016

Schedule for this week-End

Schedule for this week-end

Jeudi 24 Mars 2016

The already done Astronomy radio show “Astronomie en Equilibre” on Equilibre FM (90.9 FM).

Samedi 26 Mars 2016

Regular monthly meeting at SHA HQ, 5hPM: We will be talking about “The Moon”

Dimanche 27 Mars 2016

Live on Radio Television MegaStar, a special interview with Dr Narcisse & Dr Eliode Pierre about the Einstein General relativity gravity. At 1hPM

Dimanche 27 Mars 2016

At 6hPM in the church community of Les Forges, a special presentation about the life of a star.


mercredi 23 mars 2016

Stay tuned for tomorrow new radio show episode.

Tomorrow at 6 PM on radio Equilibre FM (90.9 FM) in the community of Artibonite, Haiti, we will have a new episode of the emission :Astronomie en Equilibre", an activity done via the fininancial aid of Astronomer Without Borders and Friends ( (Karen Jay, Elise Watts, Dionis Gauvin, Patricia Figueiro Spinelli, Fabio Del Sordo, Erwin Roessler,  Michael Mills, Aparna Dasgupta, James Durbano )).

This emission is available live throu Youtube. Visit this dedicated page for live or archived show.

This time (Mars 28, 2016), we will be talking about the planets Saturn, Uranus & Neptune. We will talk too about the trans-Neptunian objects.

Concours international de dessins pour enfants

Dans le cadre d’un concours international de dessin organisé par Astronomes Sans Frontières –AWB , la Société Haïtienne d’Astronomie s’érige comme intermédiaire pour favoriser la participation des jeunes écoliers Haïtiens a ce concours.

Il s’agit d’un concours de dessin destiné à 4 catégories de jeunes: moins de 6 ans, 7-10 ans, 11-14 ans et finalement 15-18 ans.

Les soumissions de dessins doivent être approuvées par les parents, le professeur ou le responsable.
Le thème du concours est 'The Diverse Universe' ou "L'Univers Très Riche". Il s'agira de soumission de dessin et non de photographie.
Chaque dessin sera apporté ou envoyé au siège social de la SHA ou a une de ces cellules (Club des Jeunes en Astronomie de Deschapelles ou Club Supernova de Lathan) ou en fichier attaché par email ( Les dessins seront numérisés à notre HQ et envoyés à AWB qui sera le juge final de ce concours international.

Il y aura trois gagnants dans chaque catégorie. Les dessins serviront à faire des calendriers (2017) et des cartes de vœux qu’AWB va utiliser.

Les prix sont les suivants:
1.        Calendrier et jeu de cartes avec les dessins (+ des jumelles, un livre d'astronomie et une carte de membre actif offerts par la Société Haïtienne d'Astronomie)
2.        Calendrier (+ un livre d'astronomie et une carte de membre actif offerts par la Société Haïtienne d'Astronomie)
3.        Jeu de cartes (+ une carte de membre actif offerts par la Société Haïtienne d'Astronomie)
Les dessins doivent être soumis avant le 15 Avril 2016 pour que la SHA ait le temps de les numériser et de l'envoyer à AWB. L’inscription au concours est gratuite.

Pour plus d'informations, vous pouvez nous écrire a l'adresse email donnée plus haut, ou encore nous appeler directement +50938407775

Haiti as a node in Universe Awareness!

We are very happy to be part of the nodes of Universe Awareness since we are very concerned about the implication of children in astronomy. We want to raise their awareness about the cosmos.

See our official link in Universe Awareness site. And visit our dedicated page for reporting any related activities (with the children)

mardi 22 mars 2016

From the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa to their scientifics

We appreciate when the politic recognize what you scientific guys are doing.

We have appreciated that too: view it here.

We would appreciate that our politicians in our country appreciate what we are doing too, but...
A surprise letter arrived at the office on Friday... from the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa
Posted by Astronomy for Development on Tuesday, March 22, 2016

lundi 21 mars 2016

What are we doing...


The Haitian Astronomical Society (Société Haïtienne d'Astronomie, « SHA ») is a non-profit organization founded on January 2013 to inform, educate and orient Haitians about astronomy as a science. It is managed by a board of Director composed by 7 members. Dr Rulx Narcisse is the President. AnStrategic planning document has been published ( ) for global orientation from 2015-2020.
The organization is continuing fighting in its particular mileu to reach its goals & objectives. Following is the report for thr month of March 2016 as we have done as our best.

Our objectives are as followed:

1. Give desire and tools to young and less young people from different areas of Haiti to motivate them in astronomy and related science such as physics, chemistry, geology, mathematics, biology. This list of scientific subdivisions is just indicative and not limiting.
2. Offer to the members  of the association, amateurs and sky curious some methods, observation's tools, to experiment and better understand astronomy.
3. Be the link between the different categories of public interested in astronomy and realted science from the amateurs to the researchers and economic players.
4. Conceive, write and execute astronomical project.

We are very motivated. Help us make a difference today here to see help options...

A new video animation of dwarf planet Ceres

A new video animation of dwarf planet Ceres, based on images taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, provides dramatic flyover views of this heavily cratered, mysterious world. The images come from Dawn's first mapping orbit at Ceres, at an altitude of 8,400 mile (13,600 kilometers), as well as navigational images taken from 3,200 miles (5,100 kilometers) away. The images provided information for a three-dimensional terrain model. The vertical dimension has been exaggerated by a factor of two, and a star field has been added in the background

samedi 19 mars 2016

New data from flyby of pluto

Source: American Association for the Advancement of Science
Summary: Pluto's surface exhibits a wide variety of landscapes, results from five new studies. The dwarf planet has more differences than similarities with its large moon, Charon

Pluto's surface exhibits a wide variety of landscapes, results from five new studies in this special issue on the New Horizons mission report. The dwarf planet has more differences than similarities with its large moon, Charon. What's more, the studies in this package reveal, Pluto modifies its space environment -- interacting with the solar wind plasma and energetic particles around it. The results pave the way for many further, in-depth studies of Pluto.
Image from "The atmosphere of Pluto as observed by New Horizons," by G.R. Gladstone et al. This material relates to a paper that appeared in the March 18, 2016, issue of Science, published by AAAS. The paper, by G.R. Gladstone at Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas, and colleagues was titled, "The atmosphere of Pluto as observed by New Horizons."
Credit: G.R. Gladstone et al. / Science (2016)

American Association for the Advancement of Science. "New data from flyby of pluto." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 17 March 2016. .

NASA's New Horizons mission continues to download information gathered from Pluto and its moon Charon during its historic flyby on 14 July, 2015. As this data arrives on Earth, scientists process and study it. In the first of five papers in this package, Jeffrey Moore et al. offer some of the first descriptions of the wide array of geological features on Pluto and Charon. They report evidence of tectonics, glacial flow, transport of large water-ice blocks, and broad mounds on Pluto -- possibly a result of cryovolcanoes.

Data on the variability of terrain suggests the dwarf planet has been frequently resurfaced by processes like erosion, pointing to active geomorphic processes within the last few hundred million years. Such processes have not been active so recently on Charon; divided into a rugged north and a smooth south, the moon is marked with older craters and troughs, contrasting with Pluto.

In a second study, Will Grundy et al. analyze the colors and chemical compositions of the icy surfaces of Pluto and Charon. The volatile ices, including water ice and solid nitrogen, that dominate Pluto's surface are distributed in a complicated way, they report, a result of geomorphic processes acting on the surface over different seasonal and geological timescales. Broad expanses of reddish-brown molecules called tholins accumulated in some parts of Pluto, the study suggests. In a third study, G. Gladstone et al. investigate the atmosphere of Pluto, which is colder and more compact than expected and hosts numerous extensive layers of haze.

In a fourth study, Harold Weaver et al. examine the small moons Styx, Nix, Kerberos, and Hydra, which are irregularly shaped, fast rotating and have bright surfaces. Finally, Fran Bagenal et al. report how Pluto modifies its space environment, including interactions with the solar wind and a lack of dust in the system. Taken together, these results from the flyby of Pluto pave the way for scientists' better understanding of processes of planetary evolution.

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Journal Reference:

G. R. Gladstone, S. A. Stern, K. Ennico, C. B. Olkin, H. A. Weaver, L. A. Young, M. E. Summers, D. F. Strobel, D. P. Hinson, J. A. Kammer, A. H. Parker, A. J. Steffl, I. R. Linscott, J. W. Parker, A. F. Cheng, D. C. Slater, M. H. Versteeg, T. K. Greathouse, K. D. Retherford, H. Throop, N. J. Cunningham, W. W. Woods, K. N. Singer, C. C. C. Tsang, E. Schindhelm, C. M. Lisse, M. L. Wong, Y. L. Yung, X. Zhu, W. Curdt, P. Lavvas, E. F. Young, G. L. Tyler, F. Bagenal, W. M. Grundy, W. B. McKinnon, J. M. Moore, J. R. Spencer, T. Andert, J. Andrews, M. Banks, B. Bauer, J. Bauman, O. S. Barnouin, P. Bedini, K. Beisser, R. A. Beyer, S. Bhaskaran, R. P. Binzel, E. Birath, M. Bird, D. J. Bogan, A. Bowman, V. J. Bray, M. Brozovic, C. Bryan, M. R. Buckley, M. W. Buie, B. J. Buratti, S. S. Bushman, A. Calloway, B. Carcich, S. Conard, C. A. Conrad, J. C. Cook, D. P. Cruikshank, O. S. Custodio, C. M. D. Ore, C. Deboy, Z. J. B. Dischner, P. Dumont, A. M. Earle, H. A. Elliott, J. Ercol, C. M. Ernst, T. Finley, S. H. Flanigan, G. Fountain, M. J. Freeze, J. L. Green, Y. Guo, M. Hahn, D. P. Hamilton, S. A. Hamilton, J. Hanley, A. Harch, H. M. Hart, C. B. Hersman, A. Hill, M. E. Hill, M. E. Holdridge, M. Horanyi, A. D. Howard, C. J. A. Howett, C. Jackman, R. A. Jacobson, D. E. Jennings, H. K. Kang, D. E. Kaufmann, P. Kollmann, S. M. Krimigis, D. Kusnierkiewicz, T. R. Lauer, J. E. Lee, K. L. Lindstrom, A. W. Lunsford, V. A. Mallder, N. Martin, D. J. McComas, R. L. McNutt, D. Mehoke, T. Mehoke, E. D. Melin, M. Mutchler, D. Nelson, F. Nimmo, J. I. Nunez, A. Ocampo, W. M. Owen, M. Paetzold, B. Page, F. Pelletier, J. Peterson, N. Pinkine, M. Piquette, S. B. Porter, S. Protopapa, J. Redfern, H. J. Reitsema, D. C. Reuter, J. H. Roberts, S. J. Robbins, G. Rogers, D. Rose, K. Runyon, M. G. Ryschkewitsch, P. Schenk, B. Sepan, M. R. Showalter, M. Soluri, D. Stanbridge, T. Stryk, J. R. Szalay, M. Tapley, A. Taylor, H. Taylor, O. M. Umurhan, A. J. Verbiscer, M. H. Versteeg, M. Vincent, R. Webbert, S. Weidner, G. E. Weigle, O. L. White, K. Whittenburg, B. G. Williams, K. Williams, S. Williams, A. M. Zangari, E. Zirnstein. The atmosphere of Pluto as observed by New Horizons. Science, 2016; 351 (6279): aad8866 DOI: 10.1126/science.aad8866

Nous Sommes Tous Touches!

vendredi 18 mars 2016

Global Astronomy Month 2016 (GAM2016)

Global Astronomy Month (GAM), organized each April by Astronomers Without Borders, is the world's largest global celebration of astronomy. GAM 2016 brings new ideas and new opportunities, again bringing enthusiasts together worldwide to celebrate Astronomers Without Borders' motto One People, One Sky.

 - See more here .

The Haitian Astronomical Society is involved in activity for that so special GAM2016. We will devote our regular monthly meeting to this. We will be presenting about the Moon in this particular context. 

Vew more about our involvement here.
We are setting up the participation of Hation students in AstroArt contest, too.

jeudi 10 mars 2016

Juste un Rappel pour la Rencontre de Fin de Mois

Comme d'habitude, au dernier samedi du mois se tient au siège social de l'association une rencontre avec les jeunes et les moins jeunes pour discuter d'un sujet d'astronomie.
Regardez le calendrier global des rencontres pour cette année (2016)

Ce mois ci, samedi 26 Mars 2016, a partir de 5 h pm, nous allons faire une projection vidéo de la Lune et ensuite discuter autour de ce sujet.

Voir la page Facebook de Evénement ici.

mardi 8 mars 2016

Notre prochain épisode d'Astronomie en Equilibre

Le prochain épisode d'Astronomie en Équilibre sera autour des femmes astronomes qui ont marque cette science.

Apres une courte introduction ou l’actualité astronomique sera présentée (comme d'habitude), une conférence spéciale en version audio sera diffusée sur les ondes: "Astronomie au Féminin". Il s'agit d'une conférence présentée par Yaël Nazé, une astrophysicienne belge travaillant à l'Université de Liège et spécialiste des étoiles massives et de leurs interactions avec leur environnement.

Restez branchés sur 90.9 FM, ou informez vous ici sur l’émission.

Astronomie au Feminin

En ce jour spécial des femmes (journée internationale de la femme) tous les membres masculins du Comité Directeur de la Société Haïtienne d'Astronomie tirent leur chapeau devant la force et la bravoure des femmes a travers le monde et particulièrement en Haiti. En effet, la situation n'est pas non plus agréable pour les femmes de notre pays car elles sont fort souvent bafouées, trompées.

Nous honorons les membres féminins du Comité Directeur: Mme Roselene Paraison Narcisse (Trésorerie) & Mme Myriam Laguerre (Responsable Relation Publique), toutes devouees pour le succès de l'association.

Il y eut tellement de femmes importantes en astronomie, difficile de les citer toutes. Je commence par citer:
1-La première Américaine dans l’espace : Sally Ride
2-La mère de l’astronomie moderne au Mexique : Paris Pismis
3-À la recherche d’une intelligence extraterrestre : Jill Tarter
4-Au croisement des genres, des races et des sciences : Chanda Prescod-Weinstein
5-Chasseuse de planètes : Debra Fischer

Il y a tant d'autre. Je vous invite donc a visualise ce vidéo, une conférence justement intitulée "Astronomie au Féminin"

samedi 5 mars 2016

mercredi 2 mars 2016

New episode of astronomy radio show tomorrow

Tomorrow is the date to save . There will be a new episode of "Astronomie en Equilibre", the astronomy radio show to inform and educate the community about basic astronomy.

This project is done with the financial help of AWB, thanks to the successfull fund raising they made for us!

For more info about this project click here. You may go in our live page where past epsodes are stored too.

Tomorrow, we will be talking about sky observation and having some info about the solar system and inner planets (Mercury & Venus).

March 2016 Total Solar Eclipse

March 8, 2016 - March 9, 2016 - Total Solar Eclipse

mardi 1 mars 2016

Astronaut Scott Parazynski live now!
Scott Parazynski - Live Q&A

Hi, I'm Astronaut Scott Parazynski. I flew five Space Shuttle missions and conducted seven spacewalks during my career. I'm also a physician and space physiologist, so I can tell you a bit about how the body changes in space - and what my buddies Scott Kelly and Mikhail Korniyenko might be experiencing on their return! Ask me anything!Twitter: @AstroDocScott

Posted by Science Channel on Tuesday, March 1, 2016