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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 Pairing Program

As our world grows ever more complex, we are seeing the pace of scientific discovery quicken, especially in our understanding of the Universe and ability to explore the night sky with new technologies and techniques. Taking advantage of these rapid changes in astronomy becomes ever more challenging, especially for new and growing international astronomy clubs in developing countries. Many of the world stargazing clubs are filled with eager members who are new to the hobby of astronomy, while those in Europe and North America predominantly have more seasoned members willing to share their passion for the night sky. That is ...
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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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