Who is VVS Capella
The Astronomy Association “Capella” brings together passionate observers and photographers of our universe. We have members from Hoegaarden, Boutersem,Tienen and the surrounding communities
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VVS Capella became 5 earlier this year. We started in 2013. For this event we planned a nice trip towards the Ukkel observatory in Brussels. Both the Royal observatory, the KMI (meteo) and the BIRA had open doors. Very nice … Continue reading
The festivities in Vissenaken were a huge success this edition, thanks to the Sun that lured in large crowds. We managed only with two people to organise a stand that showed people the sun’s prominences through a Lunt and a … Continue reading
Last Update: we move one day and have our party SUNDAY FEBRUARY 17th @ 19hrs Please not that there is snow and ice. Parking at the premises is not possible. Park you vehicle at Hauthem, a few hunderd meters before … Continue reading
Capella wishes a joyfull 2016 to everybody and lots of stars and clear nights! some of the star events to come this year: 16 januari: Starparty when clear skies @ Marollenkapel 26 januari: start cursus “Sterrenkunde” Tienen 11-12 maart: “Sterrenkijkdagen” Sint-Janscollege … Continue reading
Next Tuesday you can enjoy a lecture by Dr. Karolien Lefever (Boutersem) on “50 years of research on earthly an on-earthly atmospheres”. The trigger is the 50 years celebration of this Belgian research institute on Ukkel premises. Karolien Lefever (Boutersem) … Continue reading
Patrick made this picture using H-Alfa filters, from his light-polluted home town near Brussels. This is a vast reguin of Hydrogen in space, close to the W-shaped constellation of Cassiopeia.
The “Totemannenbak” is a Christmas event where the Tienen bakers are baking special raisin bread, called a “Toteman”. It is supposed to llok like a Christmas child. Even if in doubt about that last characteristic, in each case it is … Continue reading
When there is a party going on – stars or no stars – Capella will be there! We had ‘exclusive’ astronomy articles for sale like STarcharts, glow-in-the-dark stars for the bedroom and beautifull greeting crads with pictures taken by members. … Continue reading
Urbain Costermans made this original view on the lunar eclips, by matching his eclips pictures to the perceived shadow circle of earth. It came out pretty well! Well done Urbain!