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.

Each day during Global Astronomy Month 2012 - 30 days throughout April - the GAM Blog presents a new blogger from around the world.

From amateurs to astronauts, from local activists to famous bloggers, from countries and cultures around the world, the GAM Blog covers topics as diverse as GAM itself, and the astronomy community that takes part.

April 30 By Thilina Heenatigala Back to the GAM Blog We have approached the final day of Global Astronomy Month 2012. As the coordinator of GAM, for the third consecutive year, it gives me immense pleasure to write to GAM Blog how this little idea grow in to a beautiful monster thanks to YOU. Yes, that’s right, thanks to YOU!  

April 29 By Joan Chamberlin Back to the GAM Blog Hello, friends. My name is Joan Chamberlin, and I am an amateur astronomer, astronomy educator, and NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador for the state of Maine in the USA.

April 28 By Nancy Atkinson Back to the GAM Blog Most amateur astronomers take for granted that they can just go outside and enjoy viewing the night sky without encountering many problems — aside from keeping mosquitoes at bay or fixing equipment malfunctions.

April 27 By Deirdre Kelleghan Back to the GAM Blog The city on a sun drenched day.  The Spire reflects and swirls the vibrant life of Dubliners mingled with mirrored   clouds and the dominant blue light from our nearest star.

April 26 By Fikiswa Majola Back to the GAM Blog When people think about South Africa, then often think about our beautiful country with interesting flora and fauna and well as the variety of people and cultures and lifestyle that had made us call us the Rainbow Nation.