NEW: Eclipse Glasses Redistribution Program
Astronomers Without Borders will be announcing a program to collect eclipse glasses for distribution to other countries for future eclipses. Hold on to your glasses! Ask the company or organization you got them from if they will be taking part. We will announce details soon after the eclipse. We have corporate partners who will be receiving and processing them for us. Please DO NOT send them to AWB! Sign up for our newsletter for more details or follow us on Facebook.

AWB is pairing up with AAVSO (American Association of Variable Star Observing) to bring you an exciting program! In this Summer (northern hemisphere)/ Winter (southern hemisphere) season and with instructions provided , you will be able to find and observe a cepheid star! Delta Cephei can be found in the Northern Hemisphere and l Carinae can be found in the Southern Hemisphere. Over time you will be able to see these stars vary in brightness! If you have any questions, visit our forum and ask your questions, we have highly experienced observers to help - Joan Chamberlin and Sebastian Otero...

May 9, 2016 11:12 - 18:42 UT The transit of a planet occurs when the planet passes between the Earth and the Sun, and from the Earth, we can see a small black dot travel across the face of the Sun - see image on the right of the 2006 transit. credit B. Bunker

April 1- 30, 2016 Three lunar challenges in one! Learn more about the Moon. For GAM2016, we will be running a series of Observing Challenges, developed by The Astronomical League . Whether you are a complete novice to astronomy or a seasoned veteran there will be something for you! Some of the challenges can be done in a night and some will take the whole month. If you are a sidewalk astronomer or part of an astronomy club you might like to run events to help people complete the challenges. If are planning an Observing Challenge event, don't forget to...

April 10 - April 24, 2016 Study the path of Mars as it moves across the sky. For GAM2016, we will be running a series of Observing Challenges, developed by The Astronomical League . Whether you are a complete novice to astronomy or a seasoned veteran there will be something for you! Some of the challenges can be done in a night and some will take the whole month. If you are a sidewalk astronomer or part of an astronomy club you might like to run events to help people complete the challenges. If are planning an Observing Challenge event,...

April 10 13:00 - April 11, 2016 01:00 UT For GAM2016, we will be running a series of Observing Challenges, developed by The Astronomical League . Whether you are a complete novice to astronomy or a seasoned veteran there will be something for you! Some of the challenges can be done in a night and some will take the whole month. If you are a sidewalk astronomer or part of an astronomy club you might like to run events to help people complete the challenges. If are planning an Observing Challenge event, don't forget to register your event ! Discuss...