In the 1960's the race to be the first nation on the moon was all important. Things have changed over the many decades since the Apollo era. More countries are racing to explore and even benefit from the Moon. Federal and private ventures are breaking borders by collaborating on research programs to explore Earth's natural satellite and the solar system at large. But what are the newest breakthroughs and what does the future hold space exploration? AWB's president Mike Simmons and Communications Manager, Andrew Fazekas aka The Night Sky Guy will be discussing the newest breakthroughs with a special line-up...

Saturday, April 7th on Facebook Live 1:00 - 2:00 pm ET Chesley Bonestell is known as the grandmaster of space art, being one of the first artists who brought to life the destinations in the Universe through scientifically accurate paintings. His work would inspire an entire generation of scientists, writers, and visionaries and many argue that it actually provided the momentum for America's exploration of the solar system. Join us for a lively Facebook Live discussion on April 7 highlighting Bonestell's ground breaking, realistic space illustrations, and the continuing deep connection between various art forms and space science and exploration....

23 April 2018, 18:30 UT The moon will seem close enough to touch during The Virtual Telescope Project's remote, online lunar observing session. Have fun with plenty of friends from all around the planet! This year Virtual Telescope's host Dr. Gianluca Masi will be joined by artist and one of AWB's astroartist Bettina Forget as they show you various craters on our closest neighbor. Bettina will be conducting a Sketching the Moon workshop on 29 April, 2018 as a follow-up to this very special program. Join in to find your own crater, mount or sea while flying over our ancient...

12 April 2018, 02:30 UT Join this special 10th anniversary online observing event from the Virtual Telescope ALL Messier objects will be seen! Would you like to explore the many treasures of the famous Messier Catalogue from home? Would you like to see as many of them as possible, in a single night? Then you should join us on this Messier Marathon! Join Gianluca Masi as he will offer an Online Messier Marathon, using Virtual Telescopes robotic scopes to provide real time images and live comments. All this while chatting and sharing your passion and excitement with friends from all...

27 April 2018, 19:00 UT Join this fabulous live online observing event from the Virtual Telescope in Italy, hosted by Dr. Gianluca Masi! If you have been waiting for your turn to leave for an unforgettable cruise across space and time, Global Astronomy Month (GAM2018) is giving you the chance! Fasten your seat belt and fly to the stars just connect with your computer to this web page! Meet other friends online and share your thoughts with them. The Universe will look as never seen before. Are you ready?