Our president, Mike Simmons visited friends in Brazil during GAM 2015 representing Astronomers Without Borders. Here's a report of his trip.

"It was a pleasure to attend the International Meeting of Astronomy and Astronautics in Campos dos Goytacezes, Brazil this April after a three-year absence. As always, Marcelo Souza organized a great program attended by mostly students in the small city, with the help of eager young volunteers. There were several other international guests including Patrick Miller of the International Astronomical Search Campaign (IASC), the indefatigable Stephen Ramsden of the pioneering outreach organization Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project, Pedro Re whose solar images are amongst the world's best, and Anousheh Ansari, AWB Board Member and the first Iranian in space. It was three days of great engagement with the students and other guests with fun social events and the always invigorating Brazilian culture.