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.

Babak Tafreshi, Director of The World at Night (TWAN), and planetary scientist Carolyn Porco have been named winners of the 2009 Lennart Nilsson Award, the world’s most prestigious distinction in scientific photography. The official announcement states that the two are being recognized for "their photographic work which each from its own perspective recalls humankind's place in the universe." The announcement compares the recipients of the annual award with its namesake, legendary Swedish photographer Lennart Nilsson, in saying that "this year's recipients have captured worlds that are otherwise hidden from human sight." The award citation says that...