The poster for this Seasons without Borders event.

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Join amateur astronomers around the world on December 21-22, 2009 by taking your telescope out to share the sky with the public. On this day the Sun reaches its farthest point south in the sky, marking the beginning of summer in the southern hemisphere and the beginning of winter in the northern hemisphere.

Would your group like to talk about the solstice with another group in the opposite hemisphere where the weather change is the opposite? Would you like to share a video connection with direct comparisons of the Sun's position with the other hemisphere? Or talk about the most important constellations each other's hemisphere?

Send email here to register for these official activities. All astronomy clubs and other interested groups can participate. AWB Affiliate groups will post their reports and photos of the event in the AWB forum and gallery.