Hubble AP ContestApril 4 thru May 31

Teachers - Get your class involved using this specially designed AstroPoetry student activity!

 Unhurt by Shadow

By Bob Eklund, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

How bright the full moon
Coming out of her eclipse
Unhurt by shadow.

From the book “First Star I See Tonight: A Celebration of Wonder,” copyright 2007 by Robert L. Eklund.

 The GAM 2014 Astro Poetry Contest is now closed for submissions. Thank you for all of your contributions. Our judges are reviewing them now and we will announce the winners as soon as possible.

The contest is intended for children, teenagers, and adults, worldwide. There will be three categories:

1. Children grades 1-6

2. Children & Young Adults grades 7-12

3. Open (Adults)

When submitting your poem, please use the submission form and include your name, city and country of origin, email address, mailing address where you can be contacted, and your category.

To be judged in the contest, poems must be in English. If the poem was originally written in another language, the original may be included for reference along with the English version, if the poet so desires.


Poems may be on any astronomy, night sky, or space-related subject.


Poems may be in any style or form. It is preferred that they be less than 30 lines in length.


The contest winners will be chosen by a panel of judges. Prizes to be announced later.


Astronomers Without Borders would like to thank the following sponsors for donating prizes for this contest:

Sky and Telescope

Babak Tafreshi

Sydney Observatory

Wally Pacholka


Share a line of your poem with or without an image on Facebook or  Tweet using #GAM2014 (@gam_awb).