Each April, Astronomers Without Borders (AWB) organizes Global Astronomy Month (GAM), providing a global audience for dozens of programs.
GAM Global Programs fall into three categories:
AWB Programs for GAM2016 are organized solely by the AWB and are organized and conducted solely by AWB.
Partner Programs are organized and conducted jointly by AWB and a partner organization with responsibilities and deliverables agreed upon by both organizations.
Associate Programs are organized and conducted solely by partner organizations. GAM participation provides these programs with international recognition and a wide audience through the same methods as other GAM programs.
All GAM programs will be featured on the GAM2016 website (with appropriate links to partner organizations’ websites), in news announcements, through the GAM social network, and through other means. All recognized GAM2016 programs may use the GAM logo and other GAM branding materials on their own websites and in their publicity efforts.
All GAM2016 programs must meet the following criteria:
1.The program must be global, with an opportunity for anyone to participate regardless of location. This can be through an online presence or through local events that can be planned by clubs or individuals.
2.The program must have a critical component during April 2016. This can include a special project, the launch of a new and continuing project within the program, a special event or other aspect that highlights the program during GAM2016. We can usually come up with a good idea for doing something special during GAM so you can contact us to discuss this requirement.
3.The program organizers must submit an evaluation report at the end of the program for the GAM2016 Final Report.
Organizers of existing and new projects that satisfy these guidelines are invited to submit an application for a GAM2016 Global Program – either a Partner Program or an Associate Program – through the form on the GAM2016 website. Inquiries are welcome. We’re glad to discuss your program or new ideas and see what we can come up with! See below for contact information.
The deadline for applications for GAM2016 Global Programs is 30 January 2016. Inquiries after the deadline are welcome with the understanding that planning logistics may make inclusion difficult or impossible.
Inquiries: GAM2016 Coordinator Christie McMonigal