Each day during Global Astronomy Month 2012 - 30 days throughout April - the GAM Blog presents a new blogger from around the world.

From amateurs to astronauts, from local activists to famous bloggers, from countries and cultures around the world, the GAM Blog covers topics as diverse as GAM itself, and the astronomy community that takes part.

April 15 By Grom Matthies Back to the GAM Blog For almost all world to see, with a few exceptions at higher southern hemisphere latitudes, this month of April presents us with a unusual spread of major planets spanning all over the sky.

April 14 By Peggy Walker Back to the GAM Blog It has been said that, Every “cause” has an “effect” or is it “affect” or is it both? Do astronomers feel affected or touched by the AWB Mission of “One People, One Sky”that they come “under the influence” to the degree they attach their energies to this program? OR does this AWB volunteer base see the accomplished results, then become so moved emotionally – they hitch up their wagon and join the crowd?

April 13 By Dr. Amelia Ortiz-Gil Back to the GAM Blog Have you ever wondered what would the world look like if you suddenly lost one of your senses? Or if you could not walk or even move?

April 12 By Megan Argo Back to the GAM Blog Did you ever dream of becoming an astronomer when you were a kid?  If you are reading this blog, chances are that you did!

April 11 By Connie Walker Back to the GAM Blog The arc of the Milky Way seen from a truly dark location is part of our planet’s natural heritage. Yet, with half of the world’s population now living in cities, many urban dwellers have never experienced the wonderment of pristinely dark skies and maybe never will.