Get Involved with GAM 2017
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Invite the World to Your Global Star Party via Facebook Live!
We are all one people under one sky and there’s no easier way to showcase our common heritage of the night sky than by using your smartphone! Broadcast your very own live video of your Global Star Party event through Facebook and share a few minutes of your time with people from other countries so they can get a peek at all the fun going on at your local star party as it happens LIVE during our GAM2017 kick-off event!
Please make sure to register your live video with us on our website, and we will include it in our online listing we are putting together. And if you have never done a Facebook Live video before, don’t worry we have you covered with our simple set of ‘how-to’ instructions online. We will also make sure to have a schedule available to let everyone know about the exact time of all the different Facebook Lives happening around the world.
How to Get Involved in GAM as an Astronomy Club
Global Astronomy Month offers the perfect platform for your club to build public outreach events, introducing the wonders of the universe, the hobby of astronomy and even potentially recruit new members too.
Here are some ideas on how to get your organization involved:
1. The Global Star Party is the big kickoff event! Plan a club
event or hold one yourself. Star parties are the ultimate in community outreach. No fancy equipment needed –a small telescope or binoculars will show things people have never seen. Don't forget to register your event!
2. Are you holding an event for the Global Star Party? Do you have a Facebook page? Register to do a Facebook Live video, along with other clubs around the world. Share outreach in your country and be part of a truly global star party!
3. The Observing Challenges are a great way to bring in new people and help them get a start in astronomy. Plan an event to help newcomers with the Challenges and show them how much fun astronomy is. It’s a great way to help others, share the fun, and recruit new members!
Get more specific tips on how to get parents and teachers can get directly involved in the largest celebration of astronomy in the world.
GAM2017 Featured Programs
Globe at Night
Aside from the telescopic views, individuals, families, schools and astronomy clubs can all participate in Globe at Night from April 18-27, which is all about becoming aware about our views of the night sky and preserving it for future generations.
Designed to both educate people about the heritage of the starry sky that is being lost to light pollution, and to gather data from citizen scientists for research, this insightful program educates people about what they’re missing when looking up.
Cosmic Inspirations: AstroArt contest
The beauty of the Universe can inspire the human mind in creative ways too. And art is one of the greatest and unique outlets that we express ourselves as a species – regardless of country borders and cultures.
So for the second year running, AWB is excited to present our AstroArt competition which is open to everyone of all ages. Come check out all the contest details on our webpage and send in your most imaginative astronomically themed artwork.
April Sky Maps
We have handy star maps of the April night sky available for you online for free. These easy to use star charts show the major constellations visible even from light polluted city suburbs and show how to star hop around the heavens above to track down major bright constellations. They are perfect to print out and are designed for the novice skywatchers in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, just learning how to navigate the starry skies.
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