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Aug 25
2015

Ambassadors Report from Tanzania

Mike Simmons

Telescope Viewing Good news has arrived from Tanzania! The Ambassadors sent a report on progress both in the schools and at the observatory site. Nine schools were visited recently, with introductions to astronomy for new schools, and new lessons for continuing schools. Lessons on using a telescope, presentations on Pluto's change in planetary status, and teacher training all brought excitment to students and teachers alike. Mr Miley providing books An important presentation for teachers covered integration of astronomy with the study of other science. With small telescopes and the sky overhead science teachers have a natural laboratory that can be...

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Aug 21
2009

Dark Sky Awareness: Earth and Sky Photo Contest

Valuable Prizes Added to First International Earth and Sky Photo Contest Valuable prizes have now been added to the the first International Earth and Sky Photo Contest. Two global projects of the International Year of Astronomy 2009, The World at Night (TWAN) and Dark Skies Awareness (DSA), have joined to organize the contest. TWAN-style photographs, which combine Earth and sky together, are easy to create. The contest, with a theme of "Dark Skies Importance", is open to everyone around the world. Read More...

Aug 01
2009

Stay Tuned

Stay tuned to Astronomers Without Borders for a special announcement!!! Read More...

Jul 30
2009

First India-Bangladesh Star Party by AWB and StarPeace

The International Year of Astronomy 2009 has sprung up several surprises. Some of them included star parties between two different countries at the same venue. For the first time, an actual star party was held on the Ground Zero between two different countries, which was also attended by the security forces of each country. Read More...

Jun 18
2009

Seasons without Borders

Seasons without Borders is a new project developed by AWB Affiliates in Brazil, India and Iraq. On June 21, 2009 the Sun will reach its most northern point in our sky, marking the beginning of summer north of the equator and the beginning of winter in the south.  AWB Affiliate groups will gather to view the shadow falling on a sundial or even just a stick put into the ground.  They'll connect with other Affiliates to share their observations from different parts of the world.  All AWB Affiliates are invited to join in. Read More...

Apr 27
2009

AWB Gallery and FAQs

The AWB Gallery is ready for you to use!  You can upload pictures to these categories: IYA, Astronomical Pictures, Equipment, Educational Activities, Projects (currently including 100 Hours of Astronomy, and The Sky at Night), and Starparties. There is a how-to guide for viewing and uploading Pictures to the Gallery, which you can find both on the Forum under "Introduction to the AWB Website" , and also as a FAQ . There are also FAQs for registering and logging in , and for using the AWB Forum . Read More...

Mar 24
2009

A 400 anni da Galileo: The World At Night , la mostra a Torino e a Chivasso

Italian site discussing The World At Night (TWAN) Project. Read More...

Mar 24
2009

Planetary Radio: Bringing Astronomy to the People With Mike Simmons

Planetary Radio interview with Mike Simmons about the 100 Hours of Astronomy worldwide celebration. Read More...

Mar 08
2009

100 Hours of Astronomy in Coonabarabran NSW

We have lots of events planned over this period.  A village astrofest in Baradine on Friday night preceded by talks in the schools, solar observing and a BBQ as well telescope workshop, followed by observing at the High School oval. Thursday night will see sidewalk astronomy on the main street of Coonabarabran. There will be live broadcasts to a number of schools on the Friday morning and a Starry Starry night event in the park on the Saturday night. Read More...

Sep 14
2008

The Earth and Sky International Workshop

by Laura Hiller

An International  Workshop on "The Earth and Sky, Astrophotography and Image Processing" (a TWAN project) is scheduled to be held next month in Delhi. Read More...

Sep 14
2008

AWB presentation in Brazil

by Laura Hiller

AWB President Mike Simmons traveled to Brazil to give a presentation for AWB Affiliate Clube de Astronomia Luis Cruls. Read More...

Aug 04
2008

Excitement Building for 100 Hours of Astronomy

by Laura Hiller

Excitement is building for 100 Hours of Astronomy Read More...

Jul 23
2008

GLOBE at Night final tally

by Laura Hiller

The final tally for GLOBE at Night is in! Read More...

Jul 06
2008

Latitude and Longitude

by Laura Hiller

Latitude and Longitude- a new Affiliate project Read More...

Jun 29
2008

AWB at International Conferences

by Laura Hiller

AWB at International Conferences- an update Read More...

May 06
2008

Student Documentary on AWB

by Laura Hiller

Professor Roy McCord’s Honors Astronomy class Read More...

May 06
2008

National and International Conferences, May and June

by Laura Hiller

Astronomers Without Borders (AWB) will be presented to audiences at three important conferences in May and June. Read More...

May 06
2008

TWAN in Astronomie Magazine

by Laura Hiller

TWAN is featured in Astronomie Magazine (France) Read More...

Apr 30
2008

STAR is starting a pilot program

by Laura Hiller

Sharing Telescopes and Resources (STAR) is starting a pilot program. Read More...

Apr 21
2008

100 Hours of Astronomy

by Laura Hiller

100 Hours of Astronomy Cornerstone Project of the International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA2009) Read More...

Mar 30
2008

TWAN in Sky and Telescope Magazine

by Laura Hiller

The World at Night (TWAN) is featured in Sky and Telescope Magazine. Read More...