Discussion with students about astronomy and working in science

josephcaruana/ March 24, 2021

Today we had a very interesting online workshop with students (13 – 19 years old, both from Malta and abroad) as part of ESPLORA’s “Catch Them Young” programme, itself part of Project RAISE (Raising Awareness and Interest in STEAM Employment). The most interesting part – as is often the case – was the time when the students themselves asked their questions. In a time of pandemic, many schools have missed out on

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Jupiter and Saturn Conjunction

josephcaruana/ December 17, 2020

On this page you may find some information about the upcoming Jupiter-Saturn conjunction on the 21st of December, 2020, including some visuals and videos created with Stellarium showing the view of the sky; these include views over the past few days up to (and beyond) the 21st of December, and of historical occurrences of the same phenomenon. This event has caught the attention of many, and has been mentioned a lot in the

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Discussion about astronomy on TVAM

josephcaruana/ November 10, 2020

On the 29th of October, I was interviewed on TVM during the programme TVAM. The discussion revolved around the summer’s appearance of Comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE), the discovery of water on the moon, and current projects. The interview is found below.

Feedback document on draft guidelines for the reduction of light pollution

josephcaruana/ August 3, 2020

Recently, the Environment and Resources Authority (ERA) and the Planning Authority (PA) published draft guidelines for the reduction of light pollution. As part of the public consultation process, a feedback document was prepared and submitted on behalf of the Night Sky Brightness Monitoring Group within the Institute of Space Sciences and Astronomy. This document can be accessed by clicking here.

Radio Interview on the Night Sky Brightness in Malta

josephcaruana/ April 16, 2020

19-26 April is International Dark Skies Week.  In the latest edition of Danielle Farrugia’s science  programme ‘Radio Mocha’ we talked about Malta’s night sky brightness, light pollution, and the effects of the latter upon astronomy, ecology and human health. The programme (in Maltese) can be viewed on Facebook by clicking here.

TVAM interview on light pollution

josephcaruana/ March 2, 2020

Below is a recent interview on our study that produced the first map of the night sky brightness in Malta, and on light pollution in general.

TV News Feature on Study of Light Pollution in Malta

josephcaruana/ February 3, 2020

TVM aired a news feature on our study on light pollution in Malta; you may view it by clicking here.  TVM have also uploaded an English transcript which can be accessed by clicking here.