Astronomical Society of Negara Brunei Darussalam

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The Astronomical Society of Negara Brunei Darussalam (in Malay: Persatuan Astronomi Negara Brunei Darussalam) or PABD was officially registered on 6 January 2003. It is a non-profit organisation which is managed by an executive committee.


Among its objectives of establishment are:

  1. To promote and encourage astronomy especially Islamic astronomy for Brunei Darussalam.
  2. To channel information on issues relating to astronomy.
  3. To advise and give consultation relating to astronomy.
  4. To organise astronomical related activities.
  5. To facilitate and dissiminate knowledge and information in all aspects of astronomy.


Membership is in four categories - ordinary, student, corporate and honorary and is open to residents of Brunei Darussalam. News on its current activities is available through its website.


Astronomy Day 2007, sidewalk astronomy, eclipse watching and new moon watching.

Upcoming major astronomical events in Brunei Darussalam[edit]

Total Lunar Eclipse 16 June 2011
Total Lunar Eclipse 10 December 2011
Partial Solar Eclipse 20 May 2012
Partial Lunar Eclipse 4 June 2012
Transit of Venus 6 June 2012

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