My Introduction to Astronomy -
My First Globular Cluster Date- 26.04.09 2:08am My first ever sight of a Globular Cluster was the Great Cluster in the constellation...
PROJECT - THE INFINATE CREATION
Education is the most powerful tool when used to make the world a better place. It does not just happen in schools, but in all aspects of life. The Sikh Astronomical Society know the importance of broadening the minds of the next generation by bridging their faith with the observable, and sometimes non-observable universe.
We have partnered with Mata Sahib Kaur Educational Trust and Nihal Nihal Nihal Productions to create an amazing series of 10 books aimed at educating children across the globe about the reality of the Gurbani within the scientific spectrum. With our first book focusing on Cosmology and Gurbani helping the reader to understand the beautiful connection between the two.
All members of the Sikh Astronomical Society are volunteers, and we now need the help of our amazing community to help drive this global project. If you would like to help us spread this message to the upcoming generation by showing them how Gurbani explains the wonders of the universe, please support us.
All funds raised go directly towards the project and will enable us to undergo a worldwide book publishing campaign for at least the next 5 years to bring this 10-book series to life. Your contribution will help us with the creative, publishing, printing and distribution costs.
It is up to us to educate our children about Sikhi and there is no better way, in our humble opinion, to do so than by building the foundations when they are at their most inquisitive, interested and engaged.
Our aim is to create an amazing series of 10 books aimed at educating children across the globe about the reality of the Gurbani within the scientific spectrum. Through this series we want to educate and empower people with the knowledge of Gurbani and the Solar System so they can see the beautiful connection between the two. We aim to release our first book by May 2022 and the 10 books will follow over the course of the 5 years
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30 November 2020
2020 marks the formal start of the Sikh Astronomical Society. Since Guru Nanak Dev ji, our first divine light, bestowed upon us the wonders of Waheguru, Sikhs throughout the world have been in awe of His creation. Our Guru’s literally bring the light (ru) from darkness (gu), and from within our prayers revealed by His word, to looking up at the skies from dusk to dawn, we bear witness to His greatness.
Gagan Meh Thaal, Rav Chand Deepak Baney, Taarka Mandal Janak Moti
The sky is your platter, the sun and moon are the lamps, the stars in the sky are the pearls
2020 also marks 30 years of the anniversary of the Hubble space telescope. The telescope’s science discoveries revolutionised nearly all areas of astronomical research, from planetary science to cosmology, and its countless beautiful pictures are appreciated throughout the world. The ESA/Hubble press release featured various supporting media, Hubblecasts and pictures. The anniversary media can be found for your further information at: https://www.spacetelescope.org
Galaxies, galaxies everywhere - as far as the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope can see. This view of nearly 10,000 galaxies is the deepest visible-light image of the cosmos. Called the Hubble Ultra Deep Field, this galaxy-studded view represents a "deep" core sample of the universe, cutting across billions of light-years. The snapshot includes galaxies of various ages, sizes, shapes, and colours. The smallest, reddest galaxies, about 100, may be among the most distant known, existing when the universe was just 800 million years old. The nearest galaxies - the larger, brighter, well-defined spirals and ellipticals - thrived about 1 billion years ago, when the cosmos was 13 billion years old.
In vibrant contrast to the rich harvest of classic spiral and elliptical galaxies, there is a zoo of oddball galaxies littering the field. Some look like toothpicks; others like links on a bracelet. A few appear to be interacting. These oddball galaxies chronicle a period when the universe was younger and more chaotic. Order and structure were just beginning to emerge. The Ultra Deep Field observations, taken by the Advanced Camera for Surveys, represent a narrow, deep view of the cosmos. Peering into the Ultra Deep Field is like looking through a 2.5 metre-long soda straw. In ground-based photographs, the patch of sky in which the galaxies reside (just one-tenth the diameter of the full Moon) is largely empty. Located in the constellation Fornax, the region is so empty that only a handful of stars within the Milky Way galaxy can be seen in the image. In this image, blue and green correspond to colours that can be seen by the human eye, such as hot, young, blue stars and the glow of Sun-like stars in the disks of galaxies. Red represents near-infrared light, which is invisible to the human eye, such as the red glow of dust-enshrouded galaxies. The image required 800 exposures taken over the course of 400 Hubble orbits around Earth. The total amount of exposure time was 11.3 days, taken between Sept. 24, 2003 and Jan. 16, 2004.
Credit: NASA, ESA, and S. Beckwith (STScI) and the HUDF Team
There many official publicly accessible dark sky sites in the UK. We will be hosting event across the UK to be accessible to as many people as possible. If you are a keen astronomer and are keen to host or attend a dark sky event near you, please contact us so we can facilitate.