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.

April 12, 2017 17:00 UT Could there be advanced alien civilizations in the Cosmos? Now imagine if we could send a message directly to them. May seem like science fiction but some scientists are actively investigating the theory and technologies behind just such an effort. Join us for this live AstroArts webinar where we will discuss the Messaging ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence (METI) program, and the documentary an Earthling's Quest which is about METI. We will have a wide range of guests for this program including Per Bifrost and Aléxander Ryneus the makers of the documentary on to talk about their work,...

April 7 and 14, 2017 As part of Global Astronomy Month 2017 we are presenting two podcasts on the topic of Art and Science collaboration. Hosted by Mike Simmons, president and founder of Astronomers Without Borders and Daniela de Paulis, founder and creative director of the AstroArts program, the podcasts feature a selection of artists who have been presenting their work on our website throughout 2016. The podcasts focus on the experiences of each of the artists whilst working alongside scientists at NASA and SETI, amongst other institutions. All the artists in the panel have a different art practice, some...

April 1 - May 1, 2017 Art is a fantastic way of sharing the excitement of astronomy, and Astronomers Without Borders has a very active AstroArts community. So for the second year running, AWB is excited to present the AstroArt competition. For the first time, we are opening up the competition to everyone of all ages. There are four categories: Young Children - 7 and under Youth - 8-12 Teen - 13-17 Adults - 18+ AstroArt Contest 2016 Entries

30 April, 2017 17:00 UT Watch LIVE on Facebook OPTICKS is a live Networked Performance between the Earth and the Moon, during which images are transmitted to the Moon and back as radio signals in real time. The project has been conceived by visual artist Daniela de Paulis (IT/NL) and technically developed in collaboration with radio amateur Jan van Muijlwijk and the CAMRAS radio amateurs organisation based at the Dwingeloo radio telescope (NL). Each live performance is made possible thanks to the collaboration of international radio enthusiasts, including Bruce Halasz (Brazil) and Nando Pellegrini (IT).

March 1 - May 1, 2017 Submit your poem here . The contest is intended for children, teenagers, and adults, worldwide. There will be three categories: 1. Children grades 1-6 2. Children & Young Adults grades 7-12 3. Open (Adults)