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 Astronomy Month and paying tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins were launched into a trajectory headed straight to the moon. I remember watching the event on television along with millions of other people all over the world. I also recall stepping outside and looking up at the moon that night. I thought how wonderful...

APRIL 28, 2019, 15:00 UTC Watch it online on Facebook Live ! The Moon makes a great target for amateur astronomers: it's easy to spot, visible even in a light-polluted urban environment, and makes for great photographs. But if you really want to get acquainted with the Moon, the best way is to draw it. During her Sketching the Moon workshop, artist Bettina Forget will share some of her tips and tricks for drawing lunar features. All you'll need is a pencil and some paper. No "talent" required - everyone can draw! This event is a follow-up from our live...

APRIL 12, 2019, 19:00 UTC OPTICKS is a Facebook 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 media artist Daniela de Paulis (IT/NL), also licensed radio operator and the inventor of the Visual Moonbounce technology. The project has been 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.

Live with composer Giovanni Renzo on APRIL 17, 19:00 UTC Watch it online on Facebook Live, join Giovanni Renzo on Facebook or on Giovanni Renzo's YouTube Channel ! The Cosmic Concert for GAM 2019 is a Special 10th Edition, a collection of the best moments of the past editions, presented live by the Italian pianist and composer Giovanni Renzo. Cosmic Concert is a collection of compositions and improvisations conceived as a visual and poetic exploration of the universe. Giovanni Renzo will perform his music drawing inspiration from videos and photos made by photographers from around the world: Kathleen Horner, P.M....

APRIL 1 - APRIL 30, 2019 AstroArts contest submission forms will be available on this page beginning on April 1, 2019! "Colorful Journey of a Star from a Nebula" by Aavya Singh, Second Prize winner, teen category, GAM2018 Astronomers Without Borders is proud to host the fourth AstroArts contest. Art is a fantastic way to share the excitement of astronomy. We can't wait to see what you'll submit to the contest! The competition is open to to everyone of all ages. There are four categories: Young Children - ages 7 and under Youth - ages 8-12 Teen - ages 13-17...