Men have been trying to know about the mysterious universe from the ancient times.
The unlimited sky with its innumerable stars, planets and many other celestial bodies is
always a great wonder to us. History says that the people of ancient Greece were the
pioneers in the field of Astronomy and the Greek civilization is rightly called the
cradle of Astronomy. But they could only use their logic and imagination about the
vast universe. However, their thoughts and imaginations were not confined only to
themselves. They also influenced the people of this subcontinent. A revolutionary
change took place in this sphere when telescope was invented and transport facilities
were improved during the Renaissance. Men then began to think about the space in a
different way and since then Astronomy has been considered a part of science.
Many scientists and philosophers like Galileo Galilee, Johannes Kepler, Nicholas Copernicus
introduced Astronomy to general people. Newton's law of universal gravitation has
resolved many mysteries of the space.
But it is a fact that science does not have a final word. Our ideas are constantly
changing with the addition of newer knowledge in this field.
The steps required to work in a scientific field are first to investigate a phenomenon,
then to analyze the finding and finally to reach a conclusion. Our country is lagging
far behind the developed countries in the sphere of science and technology and so is
our peoples' awareness. We want to work in a scientific way so that we can make them
know about our universe successfully.
Bangladesh Astronomical Association is a collection of young amateur who are very dedicated in
this field and perform several activities concerning research area and popularization of astronomy
and space science through out the country.
Bangladesh Astronomical Association (BAA) organizes space festival (SpaceFest), the only festival on space science and astronomy.
From the year 1996, BAA has arranged three SpaceFests in 1996, 1999 and 2003.
To read more about the SpaceFest click SpaceFest
Bangladesh Astronomical Association is organising 5th Bangladesh Astro-Olympiad from February 19 - March 19, 2010.
Any person between age 14-19 can participant this national event.
To read more about the Bangladesh Astro-Olympiad clickAstro-Olympiad
Bangladesh Astronomical Association (BAA) organizes sun festival (SunFest) every year started from the year 2000. BAA used to watch the first sun rise of the english year from different point of Bangladesh. They went to Saint Martin Island (2001), Sundaban Forest (2002), Keokradong Peak, Bandarban (2003), Nijhum Dibp (2004), Panchagar (2005), Birishiri, Durgapur (2006), Tanguar Haor, Shunamgang (2007), Pablakhali ForestForest, Rangamati (2008), Khagrachari (2009) and Sundarban (2010).
To read more about the SunFest clickSunFest