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Indonesia

The 35th International School for Young Astronomers 2013 and The End of the Rainbow

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 ...

100 Years of Cosmic Ray, and the Contribution from Bandung

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 ...

Borobudur Redux

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 ...

Space Odyssey, 2010

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 ...

The Closing of IYA 2009 & All Good Things

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 ...

The Closing of IYA 2009 & All Good Things

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 ...

Festival Sains Antariksa 2009

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 ...

A Visit to Candi Cangkuang

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 ...

Astronomy in Pecha-Kucha Night #7 Bandung

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) ...

Indonesian Astronomers Set Sights on New Observatories

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 ...