GAM2010 offers you a great opportunity to discover our place in the Universe from the comfort of your home. Thanks to the cutting-edge technology of the Virtual Telescope Project, we will observe and share live images of the Moon, Saturn, comets and asteroids in real time with commentary by our astrophysicists. You will be able to share your comments with friends from around the world through the live chat that will be provided.

Across the Solar System supports the goals of GAM and AWB by demonstrating how technology can be used by anyone to discover the beauty and wonders of the Universe. You are invited to meet at a remote telescope, crossing borders and sharing the excitement of the live event from your own home. It's a chance to feel like a scientist while having fun with new friends from around the world.

Date: 22 April 2010
Time: 21.00 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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