GAM News

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.


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Images above from Online Messier Marathon and Around the Ringed Planet remote programs presented free by the Virtual Telescope during Global Astronomy Month 2011.

Global Events so far
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 April -- Around the Ringed Planet : Observe Saturn remotely
2 to 3 April -- Beatuy without Borders - Saturn Watch

Global Events Coming Soon

9 April -- Global Star Party
Join amateur astronomers around the world in a 24-hour night of taking astronomy to the public!

9 April -- Stars for All : Observe Deep Sky Objects Remotely
Bad weather, no telescope or through for the night?  Join thousands of others observing from home through this special online remote observing event

10 to 16 April -- Lunar Week
A wide range of programs, events, contests and some special surprises focusing on our closets neighbor in space.  Stay tuned for more announcements.

See the GAM Program Schedule for all GAM Global Programs.

Sponsorship Opportunities Available

For information on sponsorship opportunities for Global Astronomy Month 2011 or specific programs during GAM see the GAM Sponsorship page or contact Mike Simmons .