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.

Winners of the Second International Earth and Sky Photo Contest on Dark Skies Importance are announced. Two global programs of Astronomers Without Borders came together to organize this annual contest: The World at Night and Global Astronomy Month . Submissions to the contest had been received during the 2011 Global Astronomy Month (April). Submitted photographs were all taken since the beginning of 2010 and were all created in the “TWAN style”—showing both the Earth and the sky—by combining elements of the night sky set against the Earth horizon with backdrop of a notable location or landmark. This style of photography...

In conjunction with National Poetry Month (US) and Global Astronomy Month, The Fleischmann Planetarium and Tahoe Star Tours ran the " Poetry of the Starry Skies of Tahoe Astro-Poetry Contest " for students in two categories, grades K to 6 and 7 to 12. The contest was open till 16 April.    

Websites: NASA Lunar Science Institute - Live Earth-Moon audio-visual performance NASA Night Sky Network - Celebrate Global Astronomy Month this April with Astronomy Heroes! International Dark Skies Association - Global Astronomy Month 2011 Practical Astronomy magazine - April issue IYA2009 - Update Coelum Magazine - April 2011 E Il Global Astronomy Month Capital City Weekly - Planetarium announces astronomy poetry contest Hilath Online - Saturn Watch tonight Worthing Herald online news - Worthing astronomers to run telescopic clinics Times of India - Association of Friends of Astronomy (AFA) plans star-filled activities. Panorama AM - Global Astronomy Month kicked off under...

How the GAM logo made a trip to the Moon and back To the right is the GAM 2011 logo looking a bit worn.  It should - this image has has been to the Moon and back.  After being sent by radio to the Moon and reflected off the Moon's surface, the weakened signal was retrieved on its return to Earth after its nearly half-million, 2.5 second trip at the speed of light. Below is the story of how this GAM logo made it's incredible journey.  

Global Astronomy Month 2011 has begun with events taking place worldwide. The GAM Blog has launched.  The first article, The Universe, Ours to Discover , was contrinbuted by Astronomers Without Borders' Founder and President Mike Simmons who describes the road from IYA2009 to GAM 2011.  A great group of authors, outreach professionals and scientists have been invited to write for the GAM Blog throughout April.  

If you have events during Global Astronomy Month, here are two posters to help you tell the public about all the exciting activities. The posters are available for download by clicking on the above images.  Or go to the GAM Resources page where you can also find other useful material such as logos, banners, stickers and more. If you’re still thinking about how to get involved in our global celebration of astronomy, we have 10 tips for you . Poster credit: Ricardo Cardoso Reis.

Let everyone know about your events for Global Astronomy Month 2011 (GAM2011). To register your event you must be logged in to an AWB user account.  Just click to register your event here . If you are not logged in you'll be taken to a page where you can log in or create an AWB user account before going on to the event registration page. For detailed information on how to register your event, click on the “ How to Register Your Event ” Instruction page. Important Notes for Successful Registration: GAM events should be within the Global Astronomy Month...

AWB has planned a rich schedule of programs and events for Global Astronomy Month 2011 (GAM2011), all designed to inform and inspire the public throughout the world. These events are listed below by date. For more information on each program, click on the highlighted links. Date / Time Program March 24 to 4 April Globe at Night - Northern Hemisphere March 24 to 6 April Globe at Night - Southern Hemisphere 1 April Online Messier Marathon : Observe all the Messier objects remotely 1 to 8 April International Dark Skies Week 1 to 30 April 30 Nights of StarPeace 2...

Throughout April 2011, StarPeace, in cooperation with Astronomers Without Borders (AWB), invites everyone to create a chain of world peace while gazing at the wonders of the night sky as a series of events circumnavigates the world for 30 nights. Read the announcement here .

April 2011 is rapidly approaching and Astronomers Without Borders from all around the globe are busy organizing events to mark the celebration of the month dedicated to astronomy and the beauty of observing the sky.  AWB has provided a list of 10 ways to join them in this global pursuit of sharing the Universe with everyone under the motto One People, One Sky . Read the announcement here .

Astronomers Without Borders has announced that Global Astronomy Month (GAM) will return for its second edition in April 2011. The annual event, which engages amateur and professional astronomers, educators and astronomy enthusiasts, celebrates the Universe in the spirit of the International Year of Astronomy 2009 cornerstone project "100 Hours of Astronomy." Read the announcement here .

Astronomers Without Borders is very pleased to recognize the following new Global Astronomy Month 2011 Sponsors. These sponsors share AWB's vision of One People, One Sky and provide important support for our programs.   GAM 2011 Media Sponsor Sky and Telescope Magazine The Essential Magazine of Astronomy Planet Sponsor Oceanside Photo and Telescopes Moon Sponsor Woodland Hills Camera and Telescopes See the GAM 2011 Sponsors and Partners page for a complete list. For information on GAM 2011 sponsorship opportunities download the Sponsorship Package or contact President Mike Simmons .