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Mar 20

Featured Events -- Afghanistan, USA and New Zealand

by Oana Sandu

Afghanistan joins Global Astronomy Month with two projects On 11, 18 and 25 April, The Afghanistan Astronomy Association will hold astronomy lessons in private schools, followed by a painting competition.  Children will have the chance to discover why we have seasons, days and nights on Earth, what happens during an eclipse and how the Earth moves in space.  They will also learn how our ancestors knew the time by making gnomons.  At the end, children will receive astronomy booklets and participate in a painting competition. The second event held during GAM is a star feast that will celebrate a tradition... Read More...

Mar 19

@ all astronomy enthusiasts

by Oana Sandu

Oana's profile Remote observing is definitely the latest thing! Today, technology and the Internet enable us to have access to powerful telescopes by clicking a mouse. No cold endurance event, no instrument preparation, no traveling away from light pollution, just sitting comfortably in a warm room and through simple technology connected to the Internet you can have access to enormous telescopes in dark areas. Pretty amazing! Some of you may think that this takes away the enthusiasm and excitement of observing in the field or the possibility of learning so many things by using your own... Read More...

Feb 15

Global Astronomy Month: Your Ticket For a Great Adventure

Peggy's profile Global Astronomy Month is a kinder, gentler version of 100 Hours of Astronomy.  If weather was not favorable, the planned 100 Hour event would not usually have a back-up plan.  It would be a too-bad-so-sad situation.  A whole month dedicated to astronomy gives you some breathing room and the ability to come up with a “Plan B.”  Plus, it allows you to build momentum and a following at your weekly events that would lead up to the Astronomy Day activities with the Global Star Party in the evening! Astronomy Day, Saturday April 24, will be a great way... Read More...

Feb 01


Hello I am Johannes Stübler, AWB-National-Coordinator of Austria. I am starting my tour “From Orient to Occident-One People, One Sky” on 23.4.2010. I will travell together with my wife with my astro-equipped campervan to some arabic countries. I will do some astronomic observations on the fly and will try to get some contacts to people of Turkey , Syria and Jordan by sharing the fascination of our sky – One People, One Sky. I have established some contacts to official astronomic societies and organisations and I have got some invitations to talk there about AWB and what we are doing.... Read More...

Jan 31

Welcome to GAM 2010!

Mike's profile Welcome to the GAM Blog! As you should know by now, Global Astronomy Month (GAM) is a follow-up to the hugely successful 100 Hours of Astronomy cornerstone project of the International Year of Astronomy 2009. The network of amateur astronomers and others around the world who took part in planning that unprecedented event and many of the tens of thousands of enthusiasts worldwide who took part just didn't want the fun to end. We agree. But this time we have a whole month. Why so long? Are we crazy? Perhaps, but that's not the... Read More...

Jan 18

Welcome to MyBlog!

Hello, Thank you for using MyBlog! , the premier blogging tool for the popular Content Management System - Joomla!. MyBlog! is a feature packed, AJAX enabled replacement for the Joomla! Blog component. Among the features currently implemented are: MyBlog! Dashboard Quick search and linking of previous posts while writing a blog entry Tags / Tagclouds Easy image upload and browsing using MyBlog!'s own image browser SEF friendly permanent links for each blog entry Single-click publishing/unpublishing AJAXed page view of my blog entries MyBlog! Admin Publishing/posting permissions 3rd party MyBlog! addons support similar to Mambots Jomcomment integration Moderate blogs, tags/categories MyBlog!... Read More...