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Remote observing provides an exciting new way for people to discover the wonder and beauty of the Universe. Through the Internet, they can meet together at a remotely located telescope, crossing borders and sharing the excitement for the Universe without leaving their homes. We invite you to discover what remote astronomy can do for you. It's a chance to feel like a scientist while having fun with friends from around the world.

Is there anybody out there?” is the topic of our April 7 remote observing session. This is the question people most often have in mind when pondering the vastness of the heavens.  To date, astronomers have discovered about 450 planets outside the Solar System - the first step toward an answer to this question.  During GAM2010’s April 7 remote observing session, we will be examining live the “fingerprints” of one of those exoplanets, sharing the excitement with you and your online friends wherever you are.

Dates: 7 April 2010
Time: 00.00 UT

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Projects

Online observing

Online Observing sessions bring the fun and excitement of observing to AWB groups and individuals worldwide. Online Observing sessions feature remote observing facilities around the world and specially our collaborator Virtual Observatory , Italy with live commentary by astrophysicist Dr. Gianluca Masi and a live chat box to ask questions and talk with others. Join in and share the fun with others around the world. Past Events: Cosmic Treasures - 9 Dec. 2010, 22:00 UT AWB and the Virtual Telescope Project announce a new online observing event, bringing another unforgettable astronomical experience to participants. Explore the Universe through the Internet,...
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Eclipses Without Borders

Eclipses without Borders (EwB) is a new AWB project designed to make it easier for amateur astronomy groups and the public worldwide to experience the beauty and wonder of solar and lunar eclipses. It will also provide an avenue to enable eclipse viewers to record and share their experiences. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes directly between the Earth and the Sun. This is a rare event, happening only once in a few years; and because the area where the Sun is totally eclipsed is small, people must travel long distances to observe one. The EwB project will...
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