AWB is pleased to announce a new website coming out on Monday, March 10 that will feature easier navigation as well as more opportunities for our members to get involved. Released just three weeks ahead of Global Astronomy Month in April, this will help everyone share our message of "One people, one sky."
An exciting partnership will also be announced next week, so stay tuned!
Astronomers Without Borders and the International Astronomical Search Collaboration (IASC) are sponsoring a special asteroid search campaign as part of Global Astronomy Month (GAM2014) in April. Fifteen schools from around the world will be selected to participate in this campaign, which takes place from 24 March to 28 April, 2014.
The deadline to apply is March 17, 2014. Read more details on the Global Astronomy Month website!
Uwingu, which creates new ways for people to connect to science and astronomy, is bringing its Mars crater initiative to the Red Planet -- literally. Uwingu says, "All Mars One missions will carry Uwingu's Mars Map to Mars, and will use these feature names as a part of Mars One's mission operations at Mars. Additionally, a portion of Uwingu's revenues generated by Mars feature naming will help fund Mars One missions."
You can see more details and how to get involved here
BY ERASMUS DARWIN (ENGLAND, 1791) WITH PUBLIC-DOMAIN PICTURE OF ERASMUS DARWIN
Earths round each Sun with quick explosions burst,And second Planets issue from the first;Bend as they journey with projectile force,In bright ellipses their reluctant course.
Read the full poem on AstroPoetry
BY SYDNEY HUGHS-BAIRD, NEVADA, U.S.A. PHOTO BY NASA
The stars in the skyOh how they flyWith Pegasus, Draco, and Phoenix
R: What is your favorite thing to paint?
C: I like planets. They are the most fun. I think people like the ones with planets in them better, also. Maybe the sea with a sunset, and some planets. Maybe a space colony in the background?
Read the full interview on AstroArts
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