Join AWB for our monthly hangout on Nov. 21! We will have reports from Africa on the successful program to donate eclipse glasses to schools across the continent, preview Global Astronomy Month coming in April, talk with AstroArtist Nicole Voltan, and more. Follow the action on our AWB Google+ page.
Organizations with programs they would like to have featured during Global Astronomy Month 2014 can submit proposals until Jan. 31. Programs must be available worldwide, either through direct participation by organizing local events or online.
Proposed GAM 2014 programs can range from existing programs conducted entirely by the partner organization while being designated as official GAM 2014 to new programs in partnership with Astronomers Without Borders. Organizers of ongoing programs are encouraged to create a special feature for GAM 2014 that sets it apart from the rest of the year.
Feel free to contact AWB President Mike Simmons to discuss ideas or to explore how your oragnization can work together with AWB during GAM 2014. See the GAM 2013 website to learn about programs that have been featured during GAM.
Global Astronomy Month is a global celebration of the power of the sky to unite people around the world, and we are eager to see this in action with your local events. Send us pictures showing people having fun while doing astronomy or space outreach, and win a chance to appear in our GAM 2014 trailer. More details are on this page. Get those pictures in soon, as the deadline is Nov. 28.
I have a whole series of paintings about lunar origin, over the years; I start with other workers’ published computer models of the event, which usually produce cartoon-like black and white or false-color diagrams, and try to imagine: What would that have looked like if you were really there? ...
I attach one that shows the situation about an hour after the impact, averaging over several models. I like it because it emphasizes not only Earth’s disruption in an early stage of the collision, but also the amount of material being torn out of both bodies.
More on the AstroArts blog
For each successful attempt, there is the impression of figuring out the entire world and geometries, schemes, diagrams that illustrate our acquired knowledge. In truth at the same time, we know that a protective curtain felt on us, and after all, we are even more helpless. Understanding Nature generates also sadness, because in this way the myth and the illusion are decreasing.
Connect With AWB Twitter: http://twitter.com/awb_org Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/astronomerswithoutborders Google Plus: http://bit.ly/gplus_awb Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/AstroWB
Visit Astronomers Without Borders' website