NEW: Eclipse Glasses Redistribution Program
Astronomers Without Borders will be announcing a program to collect eclipse glasses for distribution to other countries for future eclipses. Hold on to your glasses! Ask the company or organization you got them from if they will be taking part. We will announce details soon after the eclipse. We have corporate partners who will be receiving and processing them for us. Please DO NOT send them to AWB! Sign up for our newsletter for more details or follow us on Facebook.

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

Go to the Virtual Telescope event site for more information.