Banner for Solar Eclipse Observation

Bangladesh Astronomical Society in joint collaboration with National Museum of Science & Technology, Dhaka, arranged a Solar Observation Camp at the roof-top of its office on Monday, 26 January. It was an Annular Solar Eclipse which began from Atlantic Ocean and ended at Philippines crossing over Africa, Australia and some parts of South-East Asia. The maximum annularity was observed in a mid point over Indian Ocean which lies between Africa and Australia. From Bangladesh, it was a Partial Eclipse which was slightly

Participants are observing Solar Eclipse

observed from around 09:30 to 10:10 Universal Time or 15.30 to 16.10 in Bangladesh Standard Time. Huge numbers of students, teachers, and ordinary people had participated to observe this celestial spectacle with great wonder and enthusiasm. Media people from TV Channels and Newspapers came up to cover this event and they asked several questions to the organizers including superstition that Eclipse brings omens to the fate of the people. The sky was a bit cloudy but sometimes created windows for a few minutes allowing the participants to

Observation of Solar Eclipse though Venuscope

observe the Eclipse clearly. A Venuscope was set up to determine the location of the Eclipse. Earlier a Video Show was arranged by Bangladesh Astronomical Society on the ground floor of the Museum to offer preliminary knowledge to the participants about the types and events of Solar Eclipses. Among those who were present in the Solar Eclipse Observation Camp were Mr. F. R. Sarker, General Secretary , Bangladesh Astronomical Society and the Single Point of Contact (SPoC) in Bangladesh for International Year of Astronomy-2009 , Dr. Mobarak Ali Akand, the former Director of Science Museum, Mr. Mizanur Rahman, the Chief Artist and Mr. Masudur Rahman , the Gallery Assistant of the Science Museum.

A slightly Partial Eclipse was observed