Revealing 10 stories about “Astronomy” worth watching in 2023

On December 28, 2022, Dr. Saran Posayachinda, DirectorNational Astronomical Research Institute and Dr. Wipoo Rujopakarn, Deputy Director of the National Astronomical Research Institute or Dr. jointly announced 10 stories “astronomy” worth following in 2023 via Facebook NARIT, National Astronomical Research Institute revealing important astronomical phenomena such as the closest full moon to the earth in the year And it’s the second full moon of the month, also known as the Super Blue Moon. The moon obscures Venus. Geminid meteor shower, etc.

Inviting the island of world astronomy next year with projects exploring the solar system of many countries Keep an eye out for new discoveries from the James Webb Space Telescope, the work of internationally outstanding Thai astronomers. More importantly, it is the next step for the National Radio Telescope that will elevate Thai research to world-class levels, opening a new dimension to ancient astrophysical research that uses astronomy as a tool to trace back archeology.

Technology Development Division And advanced engineering continues to advance and develop continuously. to aim for human resource development goals And develop advanced technology and innovation (Deep Tech) in the country. Academic service and communication of astronomy to society Preparing to open the service of the 4th regional observatory for the people of Thailand in Khon Kaen province. ready to pop another important project Astronomy for all Aiming to spread learning opportunitiesastronomyfor everyone to be able to thoroughly learn astronomy and equal

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10 Astronomy Stories to Watch in 2023

1. Astronomical phenomenon namely

The full moon farthest from the earth in the year (Micro Full Moon) The full moon closest to the earth in the year. and the second full moon of the month (Super Blue Moon), the moon obscuring Venus, lunar eclipse – partial solar eclipse over the sky of Thailand. Venus is the brightest in the year, Saturn and Jupiter are the closest to Earth in the year.

2. The meteor shower is worth watching. most outstanding namely

Perseids Meteor Shower Or Mother’s Day meteor shower, night 12 – morning 13 Aug. ’23, the maximum meteor shower forecast 100 stars / hour, and the Geminid Meteor Shower, night 14 – morning 15 Dec. ’23, the maximum meteor shower forecast 150 horoscope/hour

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3. The island of world astronomy circles Many countries around the world set missions to send spacecraft to explore the solar system. namely

Solar Exploration: Aditya-L1 (India) Lunar Exploration: US Government Private Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) Program / Government space agency expeditions such as India’s Chandrayaan-3 Luna. 25 of Russia, SLIM of Japan and Seven sisters of Australia. Exploration of Other Solar System Objects: American asteroid orbiter Psyche / JUICE (Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer), Jupiter’s large icy moon probe (Europa Ganymede Callisto) of the European Space Agency ( ESA)

4. James Webb Space Telescope

with the ultimate new discovery in the future Let’s continue to see what other mysteries in the universe this state-of-the-art space telescope will solve. and will bring new discoveries What else was unexpected?

5. Keep an eye on world-class astronomy research The work of a new wave of Thai astronomers in various fields namely

Cosmology and High Energy Astrophysics cosmology and theoretical astronomy radio astronomy planet outside the solar system and astronomy stellar astrophysics

6. Next steps for the National Radio Telescope

Preparing for National Radio Telescope Operation Real-time celestial object data collection to study astronomy research in radio waves with a plan to develop manpower Creating a new generation of radio astronomers to collaborate on world-class research

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7. Advanced Astronomical Technology and Engineering Development

Revealing the ultimate development of high-frequency radio technology innovation and optical equipment that extends from astronomy to other fields, such as the Q-zone, C-zone radio receiver, a new coronagraph low resolution spectrograph, etc.

8. Ancient Astronomy

Astronomy traces archeology The use of astronomy as a tool to help study history and archeology through the scientific process. Study the orientation of religious places and ancient sites, such as Wat Phra That Doi Suthep. Phanom Rung Castle and Prasat Phimai linked to astronomical phenomena, beliefs, traditions and the solar-lunar calendar Use of key star positions in conjunction with the position of the moon and the sun Dates in the inscriptions can be compared to the Gregorian calendar. More importantly, knowledge of the rotation of the equinox has been applied. can be used to solve the age of religious places and ancient sites

9. Observatory in honor of His Majesty the King’s 7th Cycle Birthday Anniversary, Khon Kaen The 4th full-scale regional observatory in Thailand, ready for operation by the end of 2023

10. Astronomy for All

Push for a pilot project to study and produce prototypes of learning materials for the visually impaired astronomy To encourage, encourage and motivate the visually impaired able to imagine and learn astronomy on a par with other people

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