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The World At Night (TWAN) team of expert landscape astrophotographers has created a collection of photographs and time-lapse videos of the world’s most beautiful and historic sites against a nightime backdrop of stars, planets and celestial events.  This award-winning project has had dozens of images featured on NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day and the website of National Geographic.

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Photo by Wally Pacholka

Projects

Global Astronomy Month 2014

Global Astronomy Month (GAM). organized each April by Astronomers Without Borders, is the world's largest global celebration of astronomy. GAM 2014 will bring new ideas and new opportunities, again bringing enthusiasts together worldwide to celebrate Astronomers Without Borders' motto One People, One Sky . See below for GAM programs and GAM-related news. See the Program Schedule for a list of ALL GAM 2014 programs.
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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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