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Astronomers Without Borders is a global astronomy community. Astronomy enthusiasts, educators, and others worldwide come together in programs based on our common interest in astronomy.

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Nov 26
2014

Partner Programs for GAM 2015

Are you part of an astronomy organization that is planning a public project or event that you would like to have a worldwide reach?  Then why not join us as a proud partner for GAM2015, running the whole month of... Read More...

Oct 28
2014

GAM 2015 AstroArts

Guidelines for submitting your art proposal for GAM 2015 This year’s Global Astronomy Month is highlighting art in all various media. We would like artists to submit proposals for programs/activities/events during GAM 2015. Here are the criteria for submissions: Must... Read More...

Oct 21
2014

Got GAM Photos?

Calling All GAM Attendees In preparation for the upcoming 2015 GAM, we are putting together a promotional video trailer. And we need YOUR participation! If you have photos or videos (less than one mintue clips) of events in your locale... Read More...

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Global Astronomy Month 2015

Global Astronomy Month (GAM), organized each April by Astronomers Without Borders, is the world's largest global celebration of astronomy. GAM 2015 will bring new ideas and new opportunities, again bringing enthusiasts together worldwide to celebrate Astronomers Without Borders' motto One People, One Sky . See below for GAM programs and GAM-related news (coming soon). Some important dates are on the  Program Schedule now, with n ew programs being added all the time.
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Geminids 2010

Poster credit: Azhy Hasan ( Download print version ) Earth encounters the Geminid Meteor Shower each December.  For 2010, this shower will begin December 7th and end around December 17th.  To celebrate this event, AWB is spearheading a new project called Meteors Without Borders (MwB), scheduled for the peak of the shower on December 13th and 14th. Most meteor showers originate from the dust left behind by a comet.  However, this one is birthed from an asteroid called 3200 Phaethon—a near-Earth (or Earth-crossing) asteroid that lives in the intermediate main belt.  3200 Phaethon is also called an Apollo asteroid (Palladian...
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