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.

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Tahoe Astro-Poetry Contest In conjunction with National Poetry Month (US) and Global Astronomy Month , The Fleischmann Planetarium and Tahoe Star Tours present Poetry of the Starry Skies of Tahoe Astro-Poetry Contest Rules and guidelines: All poems must have an astronomy theme to be considered. Students K-12 are invited to enter. The contest is sponsored by the Fleischmann Planetarium and Tahoe Star Tours. First, Second, and Third Place prizes will be awarded for both entry divisions:  

Submission time extended Like the constellations, different observers in different latitudes observe the same sky differently. Now it is your turn to help us build a map with pictures of the Moon in different countries.  This great graphic shows why . Now it is your turn to help us build a map with pictures of the Moon in different countries.  Your images should be acquired on the nights of 9, 10, 11 and 12 of April. A map with all the images will be produced to share with everyone. Your images should be acquired during the nights of 9 through...

Contribute to this important project during Global Astronomy Month 2011 The Moon and Culture project seeks to bring together the unique cultural perspectives of our closest neighbor in space, the Moon, from cultures around the world. Every culture on earth has a view of the moon that is unique to them, their heritage and their identity as a people. Share your cultural Moon stories with others through this unique collection.

Do you have a question about the Moon? Ask a Space Scientist! Professor Bernard Foing, a Space Scientist at the European Space Agency , will be answering your questions about the Moon from now till 15 May 2011. Perhaps you have always wondered what the Moon is made of, or how the Moon was formed, or even how humans or robots might explore the Moon in the future. The answers to the best questions will be posted on the GAM website. Remember to provide your email address. Without it we will not be able to send you an answer to...

  Everyone is invited and encouraged to submit their contributions to this special GAM astropoetry project organized by the Romanian Society for Meteors and Astronomy (SARM). This international astropoetry project is based on the theme of visiting the largest international concentration of telescopes in the northern hemisphere – and home to the largest optical and gamma-ray telescopes in the world – at Roque de los Muchachos Observatory (ORM) at La Palma on the Canary Islands archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean.  Contributions combine cultural, educational, literaryand astronomical aspects through both verse and images.

To celebrate Global Astronomy Month, NASA and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics are excited to announce an astrophotography contest. Take your own images of the night sky using the MicroObservatory telescopes! MicroObservatory is a network of automated telescopes that anyone can control over the Internet. Process your images with easy-to-use software, available on the Observing With NASA website . Enter your images for a chance to win some great prizes. To learn more about this contest, please visit the Observing With NASA News & Views .

Live images of the Moon from around the world during GAM Lunar Week Tune in to see the Moon from sites around the world.

With Sonification for the Blind April 10 and 11, 18:00 to 20:00 UT LIVE from NASA, join a special deep space journey through a robotic telescope The Deep Space Live Web Cast is a global effort coordinated simultaneously by different organisations around the world.  The program provides a unique opportunity for educators, students, amateur astronomers and outreach promoters, as well as the general public, to observe and appreciate our deep space universe using all of our senses. NASA's deep space will be a virtual journey through a telescope with musical representation (sonification) for the sight-impaired, turning light into sound.

Sunday, 10 April at 18.00 UTC A live audio-visual radio transmission performance between Earth and the Moon A project by Daniela de Paulis in collaboration with Jan van Muijlwijk and CAMRAS at Dwingeloo radio telescope Live audio and video broadcast from Dwingeloo radio telescope on Ustream .  Search for "OPTICKS" to find the event broadcast.  

What if you want to experience how much night sky we have lost to light pollution? The GLOBE at Night program is a 2-week international citizen-science campaign to raise public awareness of the impact of light pollution by encouraging everyone everywhere to measure local levels of night sky brightness and contribute observations online to a world map.  Action can speak louder than words sometimes. The act of measuring night sky brightness often shows people how serious light pollution has become. The campaign ended in the northern hemisphere on April 4, but continues until April 6 in the southern hemisphere. For...