Wanaanga na Safari za Angani

Shauku kubwa ya kutaka kujua iliwajaa wanafunzi wa shule ya Msining Ilboru mara baada ya kusikiliza kipindi cha macho angani kinachohusu wanaanga na safari zao za angani.

Kwa kushirikianana mwalimu wao Eliatosha Maleko, wanafunzi waliweza kujifunza kuhusu safari za anga na wanaanga waendao safari za mbali.

Kabla ya kipindi mwalimu alipakua na kuwaonyesha picha za wana anga mbali mbali akiwamo Yuri Gagarin na Neil Armstrong pamoja na vifaa walivyovitumia miaka hiyo ya 1961 na 1969.

Wanafunzi hawa pia waliweza kuona video ya kituo cha kimataifa kinachoelea angani kiitwacho ISS (International Space Station).

Wanafunzi walipata fursa ya kuuliza maswali yaliyopo hapa chini kuhusu kituo hicho na wanaanga. Sikiliza majibu ya baadhi ya maswali hayo kwa kubofya hapa na kisha  hapa au hapo chini kabla ya maswali kusikiliza.

Unaweza kujifunza pamoja nasi kwa kusikiliza kipindi hiko hapa na kujaribu kujibu maswali ya wanafunzi wewe mwenyewe.

Swali liliulizwa na Clara Elirehema

-Kwanini Yuri Gagarin alifanikiwa kuizunguka dunia kwa muda mfupi ikilinganishwa na Wanasayansi wengine kwani chombo chake kilichokuwa ni bora kuliko hivi vinavyotengeneza nyakati hizi za karne ya 21?

Elen Emanuel aliuliza

-Kwanini ni lazima kuwa na afya njema ili uweze kwenda/ kusafiri katika kituo cha anga cha kimataifa cha ISS ?.

-Kwanini Yurigagar alisema kwamba alikua akikaa tu katika chumba chake bila kufanya chochote ina maana gani?

-Inawezekanaje kituo hicho cha ISS kujengwa angani vifaa hivyo vilifika je huko?.

Yugen Elias aliuliza

-Kama angani hamna hewa wanaanga wanavutaje hewa wanapofika katika kituo hicho cha Anga cha kimataifa na je huwa wanabeba gesi kwa ajili ya kupumulia na je huwa inapoisha wanapata wapi nyingine kwa haraka?

Irene aliuliza

-Wanaanga wanapofanya mazoezi mbalimbali kama ya kukimbia huelea angani au inakuwaje?.

-Kwani ni nilazima kuwa na degree ya Sayansi ili uweze kwenda katika chombo cha anga cha kimataifa na sio degree za masomo mengine kama arts na Economic?

Iddy Twahiru aliuliza

 -Kwanini Yurigagar alikaa kwenye chombo kidogo kuliko gari na je vyombo vinavyotumika nyakati hizi huwa na ukubwa gani?

Jesca aliuliza

 -Kwani vyombo vinavyotumika kwenda katika anga za mbali javigonga ni angani kwani twajua huko angani kuna vitu vingi kama vile mabomba yanakwenda kwa kasi kubwa na vitu vingine?

Neema Florence aliuliza

 -Kwanini wana anga wanaweza kuishi na kufanya shughuli mbalimbali huko angani wakati hakuna graviti kama jinsi wanavyoonekana katika video ya wanasayansi katika kituo cha anga cha kimataifa wanavyofanya kazi zao?

-kwanini muda unatumika kufikia katika kituo cha anga cha kimataifa (ISS) ni mafupi kuliko ilivyokuwa zamani au sasa?

Happyness Edward aliuliza

-Kwanini Yurigagar  katika mwaka 1961aliruka juu kwa muda mfupi kwa dakika 180 ambao ni mfupi kuliko muda unaotumika hivi sasa au vyombo vyake na vya karne hizi vinatofautianaje?

Vanessa Gasto aliuliza

-Je hizo Suti zinazotumika katika vyombo vinavyotumika amani , anatofautiana na suti za kawaida tuzijuazo?

-Hao wana anga wanaweza kutoka nje ya vyombo vyao na je wakitoka wanaweza kukabiliana na mazingira ya huko angani na je huweza kurudi tena ndani katika vyombo vyao?

Daniel Willfred aliuliza

-kwanini nje ya dunia kilometa 400 kutoka duniani hakuna hewa ya Oksijeni?.

Neema Florence aliuliza

-Kwanini wanaanga wanaweza kuishi na kufanya vitu mbalimbali wakati kunasemekana hakuna graviti kama ilivyokuwa hapa Duniani?

 

Maswali ya Wanafunzi Kuhusu Satelaiti

Kipindi cha macho angani kuhusu satelaiti kimeiubua maswali mengi toka kwa wanafunzi mengi kuhusu satelaiti na umuhimu wake kwa maisha ya leo. 

Maswali hayo yamepatiwa majibu, nasi tumeona ni vyema kushiriki nanyi ili tujifunze pamoja.

Wanafunzi wa shule ya Msingi Ilboru wakiongozwa na mwalimu wao Eliatosha  Maleko, wamekuwa wakijifunza kuhusu elimu ya anga au astronomia kupitia vipindi vya redio vijulikanavyo kama macho angani.

Vipindi hivi vinapatikana kupitia mtandao kwa kubofya hapa na kisha kuchagua mada ambayo ungependa kujifunza zaidi.

Kipindi cha tarehe 20 Mwezi wa saba, wanafunzi walipendelea kujifunza kuhusu satelaiti na umuhimu wake. Maswali mengi yaliulizwa na wanafunzi kuhusu satelaiti kama yalivyo nakiliwa hapa chini.

Tupe maoni yako juu ya mada hii na pia kama wanafunzi katika shule yako wanaweza kuwa na maswali tofauti au zaidi kuhusu satelite.

Unaweza pia kushiriki nasi majibu ya maswali haya kwa kuandika kwenye sehemu ya maoni au comment. 

Walter Bernard
-Satelite imeundwaje?
-Kwanini satelite inapoanguka hupata msuguano mkubwa?

Emma Loy
-Kwanini satelite ni kubwa kama Lory?
– Kwanini mwezi ni satelite ya asili?
– Kwanini satelite hufungwa katika roketi?

Nestor Alex
-Obit Nini?
-Kwanini satelite ina mwendo wa haraka ikiwa Angani?

Ester Jonathan
-Gps ni nini?
-Satelite ni nini?

Diana Charles
-Satelite ikianguka katika makazi ya watu nini kitatokea?

Ester Mahubiri
-Kwanini usafiri wa ndege unategemea sana mawasiliano ya satelite?

Abigael Abrahamu
-Katika Satelite je! Kuna Binadamu wanaoishi humo?

Nengarivo
-Kwanini satelite huwaka kwa kutoa mwanga inaokimbia?

Merry Alex
-Wakati wa kuanguka kwa satelite hutokea nini?

Paschal David
-Satelite inatengenezwa je?
-Zipo aina ngapi za satelite? satelite ya kwanza kurushwa angani ni ipi na ilikuwa ina madhumuni gani?

Editha Francis
-Kwanini Satelite huwekwa Angani?
– Kwanini Satelite huwekwa Angani na sio ardhini?
-Satelite zina umuhimu gani kwa maisha yetu ya kila siku?

Deborah Adam
-Kwanini usiku kuna kua na nyota nyingi angani kuliko mchana?
-Kwanini bila Gps mambo mengi katika dunia yetu ya kisasa hayaendi?
– Kwanini satelite ikiwa angani ni ndogo kama nyota?
-Kwanini vifaa vya usafiri wa anga kama vile ndege huratibiwa na satelite?
-Satelite zina umuhimu gani kwa maisha yetu na viumbe wengine duniani?
-Je kwanini satelite nyingi huzunguka Sayari yetu ya tatu ya dunia?

Eliatosha
-Elimu ya Astronomia ina faida gani kwetu?
-Kwanini satelite huzunguka dunia kupitia obit na sio njia nyingine?
-Nguvu za jua zina geuzwa VIP kubwa Umeme?

Belinda Abihudi
-Kwanini satelite nyingi hutumia obit?
-Kwani satelite huzunguka dunia kwa kilometa ngapi?
-Kwanini vyombo vya habari haviwezi kufanya kazi bila satelite?

Norine Nelson
-Kwanini satelite nyingi haziwezi kukaa sehemu moja?
-Kwanini satelite kukimbia kwa kasi kubwa sana?

Leillah Abdillah
-Kwanini binadamu wanategemea days za Satelite?
– Kwanini satelite zinazorushwa karibu angani huanguka mapema zaidi?
-Ikiwa Satelite zitashindwa kufanya kazi je nini kitatokea duniani?

Anna Joseph
-Satelite huanguka kwa sababu gani na wapi?
-Kuna aina ngapi za Satelite?
-Rocket zinazorushwa angani hukaa huko kwa a muda gani?
-Satelite huongozwa na nani?
-Kwanini satelite ziko maelfu angani na sio moja?

Andreas Dismas
-Kwanini satelite kwenye Obit ya karibu haziwezi kuendelea na huanguka
dunia?
-Kama satelite za kutengenezwa na binadamu iliharibika je! satelite ya asili
si itaendelea kutuma taarifa/days na kuzalisha umeme?

Nickson Jonas
-Je satelite hutumia vifaa gani na vingapi?

Brayan Leonard
-Amesema kuna hewa inayorekebisha mwelekeo wa satelite ni hewa gani hiyo?
-kwanini satelite zinatofautiana majina na je? Kazi zake ni moja?
-Rocket ina kazi gani angani?
-Satelite ziko ngapi na je?kazi zake hutofautiana?
-je satelite zinapoanguka hazidhuru watu au huwekwa sehemu maalumu la
kuanguka?
-Je? Satelite haidhuriki na mwanga wa jua angani?

William Roman
-kwanini rocket huruka mpaka anga la nje?
-Kwanini satelite hukaa angani bila kuanguka?
-kwanini satelite hazikai katika makazi ya binadamu?
-kwanini satelite haziwezi kuonekana mchana kama zinavyooneka usiku?

Students’ Astro Journey with Macho Angani to Understand Satellites

Students from Ilboru Primary schools and their teacher Eliatosha are on an astronomy learning journey using Swahili astronomy podcasts dubbed Macho Angani that means Eyes in Sky. 

On this day they learned about Satellites, what they are, the purpose they serve, and their benefits to human kinds.  

The journey took them beyond what would be covered in class curricula, raised the interest to understand beyond what is prescribed to their level in the curricular, and triggered endless curios questions. 

An extra mile had to be taken by their teacher to search for satellite photos of different types orbiting our home planet and others. Their teacher had to use his small laptop screen to show pictures of satellites to over 140 students in his class.

It was not easy but worth it, students were happy to understand about satellites and what they do. 

In supporting this learning journey by students and their teacher at Ilboru, we look forward to supporting them with a Bluetooth rechargeable speaker and a projector. 

In each session, the class is getting bigger and bigger. More and more students are interested to join and the number of curious questions is also increasing. These are some of the challenges faced by our tireless Astro-ambassador Mr. Eliatosha Maleko.

We are looking forward to continuing working with him on this transformation learning journey. 

 

 

Macho Angani na Ufahamu wa Sayari ya Zuhura Shule ya Msingi Ilboru

Wanafunzi na Wanachama wa klabu ya Sayansi katika shule ya msingi Ilboru, wamejifunza kuhusu sayari ya Zuhura au Venus kwa kusikiliza  mfululizo wa makala za kipindi cha redio cha Macho Angani

MMAO Ambassador Eliatosha

Mwalimu wao Eliatosha Maleko ameshiriki nasi maswali ya wanafunzi hao baada ya kusikiliza kipindi hicho hapo chini.

Unaweza kusikiliza, kujifunza na kusaidia kujibu maswali ya wanafunzi hao kwa kusikiliza kipindi hicho kwa kubofya HAPA

Karibu ujifunze pamoja nasi kwa kusikilia vipindi vingine vingi vya macho angani kwa kubofya HAPA.  

MMAO Welcomes New Ambassadors

MMAO Ambassador Meeting MMAO Ambassador Meeting

Dear friends,

It is my sincere hope that all of you are doing very fine. I am happy to inform you that we have managed to meet with ambassadors today. We have discussed many things including the following.

  1. All teachers who attended the meeting have agreed to become Ambassadors for MMAO.

  2. All Ambassadors have agreed to bring their students to the observatory on a regular basis.

  3. Ambassadors will prepare Astronomical subjects according to their interest. For example a study of the solar system, use of the telescope, astronomical measurements, propagation of light, etc.

This is just some of what we have discussed.

Regards,
Elineema

Elineema, Hamuli welcome new teachers to MMAO

New Students visit MMAO

Ambassador to MMAO Elineema Nassari writes, “Yesterday was so good day at [the MMAO] observatory, we received a group of students and their teachers from Nshupu secondary school. Students and teachers learned many things about Astronomy, how to use telescope, types of telescopes, the solar system, the moon, meaning of galaxy and Milky way galaxy and how to measure distance in space (how to calculate light years). This lesson was lead by ambassador Hamuli Majeshi and myself. One among teachers asked what is the difference between constellation and galaxy. We provided answers and show them galaxies in the Cosmos series and also use Stellarium program to show them how constellation formed. They were so happy to know the differences. We were able to answer many questions from students also.”

“Teachers promised that they will arrange trips to visit the observatory and then more students will visit the observatory in future. We are sure that the observatory is in the road to provide Astronomical education to the students and the community as well.”

The Observatory is open for business!

students observing at MMAO students observing at MMAO Mbise and Nassary at MMAO

After a long, difficult year, the Mt. Meru Astronomical Observatory is once again open for business and inviting schools to attend.

Pendaeli Nassary writes, “We received 41 students and two teachers from the Akeri Secondary School.”

Ambassador Mbise writes, “I was very happy to visit the observatory for the first time with my friend Elineema Nassari. I wish not many days to visit there [again] with students from our school, [such] that they can see the good things that were done at the observatory.”

Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn

“Skywatchers are in for an end-of-year treat. What has become known popularly as the “Christmas Star” is an especially vibrant planetary conjunction easily visible in the evening sky over the next two weeks as the bright planets Jupiter and Saturn come together, culminating on the night of Dec. 21.”

“In 1610, Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei pointed his telescope to the night sky, discovering the four moons of Jupiter – Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto … Thirteen years later, in 1623, the solar system’s two giant planets, Jupiter and Saturn, traveled together across the sky. Jupiter caught up to and passed Saturn, in an astronomical event known as a ‘Great Conjunction.'”

Read the full article at:
www.nasa.gov/feature/the-great-conjunction-of-jupiter-and-saturn

“From our vantage point on Earth the huge gas giants will appear very close together, but they will remain hundreds of millions of miles apart in space. And while the conjunction is happening on the same day as the winter solstice, the timing is merely a coincidence, based on the orbits of the planets and the tilt of the Earth.”

The distance between the two largest planets in our solar system is at their very closest positions 4.3x greater than the distance from our nearest star (the Sun) to Earth (4.3 x ~90 million miles):
socratic.org/questions/how-far-away-is-jupiter-from-saturn

A few tips from NASA on how to photograph the conjunction:
solarsystem.nasa.gov/news/1615/how-to-photograph-the-conjunction-of-saturn-and-jupiter/

Perseverance and Ingenuity on their way to Mars!

Perseverance and Ingenuity by Dan Heim

Dan Heim, educator, astronomer, and writer has provided an introduction to NASA’s next rover Perseverance and the first aircraft ever intended to fly on another planet, Ingenuity.

Perseverance and Ingenuity — it would be hard to devise more descriptive names for this Mars rover and its drone. Their mission on the Red Planet is, perhaps, the most ambitious to date. In this post I highlight some of NASA’s ground-breaking experimental goals.

Read the full post at Sky Lights …

Comet Neowise is putting on a spectacular show!

Comet Neowise by Padraig Houlahan

Comet Neowise by Padraig Houlahan, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA

The Comet Neowise (C/2020 F3), a long-period visitor to the inner solar system is giving viewers in the Northern hemisphere a spectacular show. NEOWISE was discovered by the Near-Earth Object Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) space telescope earlier this year. This icy, dirt and snowball with a gassy tail made its closest approach to the sun on July 3 and is now en route back to the outer solar system. It will be closest to Earth on July 22 but will not return for roughly 6,800 years.

To learn more, visit Scientific American

Comet Neowise positional map by Eddie Irizarry using Stellarium

Comet Neowise positional map by Eddie Irizarry using Stellarium