There is still time to make an impact and join us in celebrating the Universe with Global Astronomy Month and save 50% off listed prices. Wildly successful events like the Lunar Eclipse and Mars Watch live webcasts have reached nearly 100,000 viewers across more than 170 countries , while scores of local astronomy clubs and organizations conduct popular star parties attended by people of all ages and shared on AWB social media outlets. Consider joining our family of supporters like Sky and Telescope , Oceanside Pacific Telescope , and Woodland Hills Camera and Telescopes and directly help sponsor our upcoming...

An unexpected discovery of Near-Earth Asteroid 2014 GN1 in lateMarch created a rare opportunity for an impromptu LIVE webcast as it buzzed the Earth and the Moon on April 6. Under the expert guidance of astrophysicist Dr.Gianluca Masi in Italy using a 17 inch robotic telescope (part of the Virtual Telescope Project), a gallery of streaming images allowed the global audience of more than 2000 strong to clearly glimpse the 50 meter wide interloper on their screens as it made its closest approach to Earth at 1.2 million kilometers away. "People could see the object as they were physically in...

Event registration is now live! Register your event so everyone can see what is happening around the world for GAM2014, and so people in your area can find and attend your events. Afterwards, all registered events will be able to receive certificates for everyone who helped run them. This is the event registration map from 2013, let's see if we can get even more events registered this year! After your event, share your experience with the world on Facebook or the Flickr group and Tweet using #GAM2014 hashtag ( @gam_awb ).

GAM’s ultimate observing event is the Global Star Party—a time to come out under the stars, bridge gaps across the seas, and join your brother and sister skywatchers in proving that the world is “One People, One Sky.” When we turn our gaze upward, all religious, national, cultural and political barriers fade into the darkness. Other than the set date—Saturday, April 5th, local time—there is no formal agenda. Amateur astronomers have proven to be incredibly creative when organizing events, so we encourage you to show what you can do! We do, however, encourage everyone to expand the time beyond the...