Technology can allow people to discover the beauty and wonders of the heavens, allowing them to meet at a remote telescope, crossing borders and sharing the excitement of discovery from their own homes. Discover what remote astronomy can do for you with using state-of-the-art equipment.

Write Your Name in the Sky is an online event where people from around the world can meet over the Internet. We will hunt for asteroids in real time, making the images available to our virtual guests who will have a chance to discover a previously unknown solar system object! The first to report a confirmed discovery will be included in the official report as co-discoverer of the asteroid. So join us for a a chance to.. Write Your Name in the Sky!

Date: 15 April 2010
Time: 21.30 UT

Go to the Virtual Telescope event site for more information.



The Day The Earth Smiled

Cassini 's portrait of Earth on July 19, 2013 The world watched on July 19, 2013, as NASA’s Cassini spacecraft snaps Earth's image from the far side of Saturn. With the brilliant light of the Sun blocked by Saturn itself, the ringed planet loomed large in the foreground, with Earth appearing as a very distant "Pale Blue Dot." “It was a day for all the world to celebrate,” said Cassini imaging team leader Carolyn Porco of the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colorado, who first recognized the unique opportunity to create this new view of Earth. AWB was proud to...
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