Brazil-Sri Lanka Astronomy Hangout

First Brazil – Sri Lanka – Astronomy Hangout

  Briefing The first Brazil – Sri Lanka Astronomy Hangout took place on the morning of 30th May 2013 (Sri Lankan local time) by means of Google Hangout as a Video Conference for members of the Astronomy & Space Study Center of Sri Lanka and members of the Louis Cruls Astronomy Club of Brazil. The hangout was basically a session where the members of the both astronomy societies got the chance to interact with each other and share each other’s … Continue Reading →

Venus Transit

Expedition for Venus Transit 2012

On the morning of 06th of June 2012 Sri Lanka witnessed a rare event of the astronomy calendar, the transit of planet Venus over the solar disk. Provided the difference of the eccentricity and the deviation of the Venus’s orbit from those of the Earth, the alignment of these celestial bodies is rare and hence occurs in pairs with a period of 112 years. The Mathematical & Astronomical Society (MAS) of University of Colombo had made arrangements for the coverage … Continue Reading →


Fiami Sent me a Christmas Gift for IYA2009 : The Lives of Galileo

This was the most amazing bit of highlight that I’ve got at the moment. It is all about Fiami and his generosity. Yep, he send me a hard copy of his book « Lives of Galileo ». I received the English version during this Christmas week, and I was very delighted to have received it. I’m sure I’ll never ever forget this in my life. I’ve also attached the images of the book and you can browse them here. Credit should go … Continue Reading →

Annular Solar Eclipse Expedition 2010 & Outreach Campaign

Annular Solar Eclipse Expedition 2010 & Outreach Campaign

As many of you are aware, we went on an expedition to bring out a live webcast of the annular solar eclipse that took place on last 15th January 2010. The other priority of this eclipse expedition was to conduct an outreach campaign enabling as many peoples as possible to watch the eclipse with safe methods. (If you have been with my other blog which is dedicated to eclipse 2010, you must have known the whole story, for I brought … Continue Reading →

Austrian Coin

IYA2009 Commemorative Coins Issued by Many Countries Worldwide

As the title of this post hints, there were lot of countries involved in this worldwide celebration during 2009, which was the 400th anniversary of both the discovery of telescope for astronomical observation by Galileo Galilei and the publication of “Astronomia Nova” by Johannes Kepler. These were the reasons which were prominent in specifying 2009 as the IYA.Therefore many countries took part in different projects and they didn’t stop from that, and went on further by issuing commemorative material to cherish the … Continue Reading →