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  • Global Star Party Rescheduled for April 20

    Due to cloudy weather at Virtual Telescope Project's Rome, Italy observatory site on April 17, our Global Star Party will now be held on Tuesday, April 20 at 1900 UTC.

    Join our host, astrophysicist Gianluca Masi for a tour of the night sky and it's deep sky wonders through a large telescope.
  • Translations of GAM2021 Video Trailer Available

    We invite our worldwide community to share our  official Global Astronomy Month video trailers now translated into multiple languages. You are welcome to also embed the videos too onto websites so we can share the excitement of the world's largest astronomy festival.  The AWB staff would like to thank National Coordinator for Romania, @Valentin Grigore for volunteering once again to create and produce this year's trailer and all of the translated versions. Also big thanks to our many members for sending in all the translations.​
  • One Sky, One Postcard AstroArts Campaign Begins!

    Postcard Campaign LogoJoin our newest global project One Sky, One Postcard.  Are you an artist, poet, designer, astronomy enthusiast at heart ? Here's your chance to share your artwork, poetry or images of the night and day sky with the world,  through the creation of a unique, collective scrapbook of stellar art!        

    Please share this fun AstroArts Campaign with your social network. Let's get people in countries around the world to join us.

    Click here for details on how you can 

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Upcoming Events

  • Monday

    Event Horizon Telescope – First Results: Cosmic Savannah Podcast

    Apr 19, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (ET)
    On 10 April 2019 six simultaneous press conferences around the world broadcast the first results from the Event Horizon Telescope – a project that was designed to take the first-ever image of a black hole. We were fortunate to speak with two scientists involved with the project Dr Rhodri Evans a senior lecturer in physics & astrophysics at the University of Namibia, and Dr Roger Deane, Associate Professor of Physics at the University of Pretoria. Roger spoke to us via Skype from Brussels where he was for the announcement and explained the exciting result and Africa’s involvement in the project. Rhodri spoke with us before the announcement at the recent Astronomy in Africa conference about plans to build a telescope in Namibia to join the EHT Network. The link to the podcast will be available on April 19, 2021 #GAM2021 ​

  • Tuesday

    Global Star Party - Stars for All

    Apr 20, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (UTC)
    Programming Note: This Event has been rescheduled from the 17th to 20th due to cloudy weather. The Global Star Party is the time to come out under the stars, bridge gaps across the seas, and join your brother and sister skywatchers in proving that the world is “One People, One Sky.” Boundaries vanish when the world looks skyward. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the Global Star Party will be virtual. Join our host, Gianluca Masi, AWB National Coordinator for Italy and astrophysicist with Virtual Telescope Project , for an online telescope sky tour in celebration of the Global Star Party. Stars For All: an online observing session 17 Apr. 2021 at 19:00 UTC Stay tuned for live stream links! #GAM2021