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The 35th International School for Young Astronomers 2013 and The End of the Rainbow
Published 9/28/2013 in Emanuel Mumpuni Author nggieng
The 35th ISYA had been organized a month ago in Indonesia, that would be the third time organized in my country. With the span of 40 years since the first commencement, surely it is a long history for us in Indonesia. I will not write about report about that last ISYA, because it is already reported somewhere, nor about the importance of ISYA. Obviously, it is important for the IAU, because they organize this event on yearly basis, they do have reasons. So what is this all about? Some years ago... read more ❯

100 Years of Cosmic Ray, and the Contribution from Bandung
Published 8/14/2012 in Emanuel Mumpuni Author nggieng
August this year 2012, the scientific community is celebrating the 100 years of 'cosmic ray' discovery. I will not give much on how it's discovered since already covered on other articles, such as this, this and this. Instead i only discuss about the contribution from a laboratorium in Java, and how the result helping on paving the way to the study of the cosmic ray. The modern view of cosmic ray study can be seen because of important contribution from experiment of Victor Hess in 1912, using balloon to study the atmosphere and its relation to the electricity. The work of Hess... read more ❯

Borobudur Redux
Published 3/29/2010 in Emanuel Mumpuni Author nggieng
One of my favorite place to visit is Borobudur, i never bored to visit & the last vernal equinox, i have an opportunity to return there. I will not write much about Borobudur, i have written much about it on my previous post; nonetheless, the trip might be an escape way from my tedious routinity, a pilgrimage perhaps. Been occupied, even haven't time to write, even one single post recently. Now i can start over. Enjoy the pictures. [caption... read more ❯

Space Odyssey, 2010
Published 2/5/2010 in Emanuel Mumpuni Author nggieng
Well, the IYA 2009 already closed a month ago, with all the memories left behind. The IYA 2009 had played important role to expose astronomy to wider general public through various activities, and that is a good thing, as the repercussion felt this year, there are more people getting excite for astronomy activities. Professional, amateur, try to find another excitement in astronomy, even after the IYA closed, but not the excitement. So what about this 2010? There are various path of journey to select. As i notice, there were numerous community-based club in several cities in Indonesia, established last year. Those... read more ❯

The Closing of IYA 2009 & All Good Things
Published 12/31/2009 in Emanuel Mumpuni Author nggieng
When will the IYA 2009 closed? If one consider the IYA 2009 is merely a celebration, there should be a closing date. But, what is IYA 2009 anyway? Celebration of 400 years of Telescope? 5000 years of astronomy? Indeed, the IYA 2009 is a commemoration of humanities in their endeavor through the universe, space & time. For myself, the celebration was closed during my last 'winter solstice expedition', simply, because the 'time' has particular information in astronomy. This expedition was actually my day off, after a long year of working. Time to took off from the cities, and return to rural... read more ❯

The Closing of IYA 2009 & All Good Things
Published 12/31/2009 in Emanuel Mumpuni Author nggieng
When will the IYA 2009 closed? If one consider the IYA 2009 is merely a celebration, there should be a closing date. But, what is IYA 2009 anyway? Celebration of 400 years of Telescope? 5000 years of astronomy? Indeed, the IYA 2009 is a commemoration of humanities in their endeavor through the universe, space & time. For myself, the celebration was closed during my last 'winter solstice expedition', simply, because the 'time' has particular information in astronomy. This expedition was actually my day off, after a long year of working. Time to took off from the cities, and return to rural... read more ❯

Festival Sains Antariksa 2009
Published 11/30/2009 in Emanuel Mumpuni Author nggieng
IYA 2009 is only a month away, and before officially closed, my office organized activities, in the participation of this IYA 2009. The name of the activity is Festival Sains Antariksa 2009 (Space Science Festival). There were various activities, as usual, like years before, for young to high-school students. But unlike the previous years, for this year, there was a national competition for space science writing, with various themes: space weather, space debris, human and the universe, and about what the students expect from the space study in the school. As grand prizes, we... read more ❯

A Visit to Candi Cangkuang
Published 11/29/2009 in Emanuel Mumpuni Author nggieng
Two days ago, during the Eid al-Adha, the Muslim "Festival of Sacrifice", i went to Candi Cangkuang, the only candi (ancient temple) that well preserved in West Java Province. This candi lies near the Garut town, about 50 km from Bandung. To reach the location, visitors should follow the main-road between Bandung-Garut, once reach the district of Leles, in the alun-alun (square) of district, can continue, either by car or delman (horsecar) to the site. Rediscovered in 1966, after buried for centuries, the experts conclude that this candi is the evidence of the existence of Hinduism... read more ❯

Astronomy in Pecha-Kucha Night #7 Bandung
Published 11/21/2009 in Emanuel Mumpuni Author nggieng
Some times ago, on the 6th of November, i went to the Pecha-Kucha Night #7 in Bandung, in Gedung Merdeka, Asian African Conference Museum. Such an interesting activity, to share idea in a 20x20 format (20 slides x 20 seconds/slide) for each presentation. But, maybe what makes this Pecha-Kucha interesting (at least for me), because of there were subjects of astronomy presented in the Pecha-Kucha. My friends gave presentation about our work in 'archaeo-astronomy' (Astronomy & Borobudur) by Irma Hariawang & 'etno-astronomy' (star-lore of Indonesia) by Yatny Yulianty. Well, i hope this would enlight... read more ❯

Indonesian Astronomers Set Sights on New Observatories
Published 11/8/2009 in Emanuel Mumpuni Author nggieng
Astronomers are studying the feasibility of constructing two observatories in the central and eastern parts of Indonesia, where the sky is still relatively free from light pollution. Hakim Luthfi Malasan, an astronomer from the Bosscha Observatory near Bandung, told the Jakarta Globe on Friday that the two planned observatories could provide a number of direct benefits to society, such as the ability to sight the thin crescent of the new moon that determines the start of Ramadan This would help end the annual debate between the country’s two largest Islamic organizations, Nahdlatul Ulama and Muhammadiyah, in determining the beginning and the end... read more ❯

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