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.

On September 1, 2016, a solar eclipse will be visible in most of Africa. Girls from the newly built Akili Girls Preparatory School in Kisumu, Kenya, will be able to see that eclipse with their new OneSky telescope and Solar Glasses, provided thanks to funds raised through the BIG program by Astronomers Without Borders (AWB). Liz Sanders, of AWB, went to Kenya as a member of Lifepoint Church's Kenya Mission Team. The team helped build the school in early 2016, and Sanders used the opportunity to deliver the telescope, solar glasses, and other educational materials. In Kenya, Sanders showed the...

Children from La Escuela Oficial Rural Mixta in Finca La Merced, Guatemala, recently got new toys to play with: two Orion FunScope Astro Dazzle 4.5'' telescopes. They also got textbooks and educational materials to learn about the stars they will see with their new toys. Amy Jackson, founder of Starry Sky Austin, bought and delivered the telescopes thanks in part to funds raised via the Big Impact Giving (BIG) project run by Astronomers Without Borders. During her weeklong stay in Guatemala, Jackson showed teachers and kids how to use the telescopes and led activities to teach basic astronomy concepts. “I...

The Haitian Astronomical Society (HAS) will soon be hosting live radio programs to teach Haitians about astronomy and update them on recent discoveries. The show will also reach Haitians—and anyone else around the world who wants to listen — through live internet broadcasts. And the new broadcasts will be possible thanks in part to the Big Impact Giving (BIG) project run by Astronomers Without Borders. Rulx Narcisse, founder of HAS, plans to start the radio show as soon as HAS can raise funds to cover radio station, Internet, and other fees, and it will be recorded live, with the episodes...

By Mike Simmons AWB Founder and President Astronomers Without Borders (AWB) recently launched a new program, Big Impact Giving (BIG) , to raise funds for small projects that will have a big impact. With a limit of 500 USD, these projects represent the small needs we hear about all the time - a telescope for a club outreach program, books for a school library - that are too small for grants but too much for the club or school or other organization, often in a developing country, to manage themselves. When passionate volunteers are ready, or the schoolroom has a...