Event Reports

May 26

For Global Astronomy Month 2020 (107): Echo (1) - Ode to the Amateur and Professional Astronomers

One day in May I felt an irresistible impulse to recapitulate significant aspects of GAM 2020 and I found out other elements to be added to this unique memory. Then... Read More...

May 21

AWB and Ciencia Puerto Rico Spyglasses featured in July Sky & Telescope, pages 74-5

Draco Productions made 100 STEM spyglasses for elementary schools in Puerto Rico. Mike Simmons and Greetchen Diaz coordinated the distribution and spanish language instructions for the 20x30 erect image scopes.... Read More...

May 18

Time and Again

Time and again at break of morn a coral tone will dawn adorn. Magenta heralds night's release, a halt in sunlight's golden fleece to moon and stars in darkness sworn.... Read More...

May 18

AWB SERBIA - ASTRONOMY QUIZ ON MAY 15th 2020

Every 15th of the month, except in April, AWB is organizing a small quiz featuring 10 questions on a selected astronomical subject. On May 15th, 2020, the 5th year with... Read More...

May 16

Imagining Black Holes Through Art

In this AstroCrafts project, we are going to be experimenting with different acrylic painting methods to create a black hole painting. Black holes continue to mesmerize and mystify scientists. American... Read More...

May 16

How to Create an Apollo 11 Moon Landing Diorama

Moon landing diorama created from an old shoe box. Photo by Kathleen Horner Photo inside the diorama courtesy of NASA This month at Astronomers Without Borders, we are celebrating Global... Read More...

May 16

For Global Astronomy Month 2020 (106): Under the Same Solar Halo - End of a Pandemic Astro-Journal

This is the last episode of our cosmopoetry project (in the AWB Astropoetry Blog mega-project) dedicated to the most difficult edition of Global Astronomy Month, the largest world celebration of... Read More...

May 15

For Global Astronomy Month 2020 (105) - To a New Life

On the morning when the restrictions of circulation in my country were eliminated after 50 days of “quarantine-isolation-captivity” imposed by the pandemic, I walked a little through my neighborhood to... Read More...

May 15

For Global Astronomy Month 2020 (104) - Ode to the Morning Planets

The planets Mars, Saturn and Jupiter were the morning heroes during GAM 2020 and will probably be the first halts for when we will go to other stars. Valentin Grigore... Read More...

May 15

For Global Astronomy Month 2020 (103) - Ode to the Sun

On the last day with circulation restrictions in Romania (right when I turned 60), I felt free to make a longer walk to buy a few masks of protection for... Read More...

May 15

For Global Astronomy Month 2020 (102) - Ode to the Moon

The Moon was another major hero during GAM 2020. Valentin Grigore recently caught the natural satellite in gala dress for the last appearance in this project. Read More...

May 15

For Global Astronomy Month 2020 (101) - Expedition to Central Bucharest

In May 13, 2020, I returned, after seven weeks, to the central zone of beautiful Bucharest to solve a “legal” problem in the block of my departed parents, where I... Read More...

May 15

For Global Astronomy Month 2020 (100) - Ode to Venus

One of the major heroes of GAM 2020 was Venus. Now this planet begins to prepare to change the evening sky for the morning sky. Valentin Grigore recently caught the... Read More...

May 15

Shots of the last Supermoon of the year: SUPER FLOWER MOON

A supermoon is a full moon or a new moon that nearly coincides with perigee - the closest that the Moon comes to Earth in its elliptic orbit - resulting... Read More...

May 14

For Global Astronomy Month 2020 (98) - West Side of My Block

“The sun is playing games on us simple humans.” Frances Azaren Read More...

May 14

For Global Astronomy Month 2020 (96) - East Side of My Block

Forced by the world pandemic to celebrated 60 years of existence staying home or walking around my block, alone, right on the last day of national restrictions of circulation, I... Read More...

May 14

For Global Astronomy Month 2020 (95) - Lunar Tournament (1)

I never imagined that I could celebrate 60 years of life alone, during the last day of a 50-day individual “isolation” imposed by a world pandemic. So because I can't... Read More...