Contact   Donate   Help   Login   Sign Up

Latest News

GAM 2013 logo 200Mark your calendars for GLOBAL ASTRONOMY MONTH 2013! Every April, Astronomers without Borders coordinates GLOBAL ASTRONOMY MONTH (GAM), bringing together about 30 programs that are free to the worldwide public to share the excitement of astronomy. There’s something for everyone: watch the Lyrid Meteor Shower on April 20-22, do some online stargazing from the comfort of your home with one of our remote observing events, enjoy the online Cosmic Concert, write and read AstroPoetry, and shut off the lights on April 20 for the World Night in Defense of Starlight. Visit the GAM calendar, and spread the word about these stellar events!


News & Blog Updates

Romania under Lights (2)

Terry Lovejoy seems to be a predestined name. “His” new comet (the 5th!), C/2014 Q2, was gladly photographed by Valentin Grigore near the Priseaca Lake (Dambovita County) in January 2015.

24 January

Passing to the Year of Light (2)

The first work, with a picture taken from a ship on the Danube River (with the sunset near the city of Braila), represents a metaphoric localization of ancient Dacia (current Romania). Thus: -The Argonauts’ expedition (connected to more names of...

24 January

Emerald Green Comets!

Emerald Comet Lovejoy! Surprise from Lepus, Orion's rabbit-shoed feet!   Q2! Green fuzzball of Eridanus, Escaping Orion's Hunting Bow!   Emerald Comet Holmes! Green orbed crystal ball! A northern wizard from the Realm of Oz!   Green comets now in...

24 January

Passing to the Year of Light

These two works, marking the main source of natural light (the SUN!) in the last day of 2014 (before the International Year of Light), were made in Bucharest near the Dambovita River and in the Youth Park.

22 January

Erika Blumenfeld: AstroArtist of the Month (Blog 2 of 4)

Erika Blumenfeld Title: Untitled (Antarctica, 30 January 2009, 16:51:41 GMT) Date: 2009 Medium: Archival digital pigment print Size: 40x60 inches (101.6 x 152.4 cm)  Description: In January 2009, Blumenfeld was invited to Antarctica for a six-week artist-in-residence. Living and working...

14 January

Ode to the ISS

We earthbound look up and wave at the light With moments to ponder your circling flight. Observing while floating from gravity free, Humanity hungers to see what you see. Imagining life in a box in the sky as Mechanical, stressful,...

10 January

Romania under Lights (1)

These three images (a lunar halo, a sunset from the Voievods Hill, and Mercury close to Venus) were taken by Valentin Grigore in the Targoviste area, and open a new series by the Romanian Society for Meteors and Astronomy (SARM),...

24 January

Lovejoy q2 2015

We waited and waited as the years passed us by To see a bright comet, as it passed through the sky. McNaught, a beautiful sight but too far south, Seen by the Aussies but for us it never panned out....

24 January

Erika Blumenfeld: AstroArtist of the Month (Blog 3 of 4)

Erika Blumenfeld Title: Living Light No. 2 (Pyrocystis Fusiformis) Date: 2011 Medium: Archival digital pigment print Dimensions: 40x60 inches In collaboration with Dr. Michael Latz, Marine Biologist, Scripps Institution of Oceanography Description: In Living Light No. 2 (Pyrocystis Fusiformis), the...

22 January

Milk Spill

Under inexorable gravity’s pull, galaxies often move toward one another. Closer and closer they come to each other, till astronomic smashups happen in full.   For no less than two of them, possibly three, such a scenario has been predicted,...

19 January

To jail on december 14 2014 !,

Hi, Last december 14th, I went to  a prison (Marneffe, Liege province). We were 3 from various clubs (me, Linda and Serge) to pass the checkpoint an go to a place with a noth-west free sky visibiliy (there are lots...

12 January

Erika Blumenfeld: AstroArtist of the Month (Blog 1of 4)

Erika Blumenfeld Title: Light Recording: Spring 2005 Date: 2005 Medium: Chromogenic prints, aluminum panels, laminate Size: 30x40 inches (76.2x101.6 cm)  Description: In Light Recording: Spring 2005, Blumenfeld documented the 93 days between the vernal equinox (March 20, 2005) and...

06 January