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GAM AstroArts Programs

GAM AstroArts programs explore the beauty and wonder of the cosmos through a variety of artistic media and featuring artists from a variety of backgrounds. Programs included poetry, music, paintings, movies and more, all online so everyone can participate.

Where possible we have uploaded archived versions of the videos captured during the events. See the events pages for links and more information.

 We encouraged everyone to share their experiences with us on Facebook, the  Flickr group or Tweet using #GAM2014 hashtag (@gam_awb).

April 4 thru May 31 Teachers - Get your class involved using this specially designed AstroPoetry student activity ! Unhurt by Shadow By Bob Eklund, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A. How bright the full moon Coming out of her eclipse Unhurt by shadow. From the book “First Star I See Tonight: A Celebration of Wonder,” copyright 2007 by Robert L. Eklund. The GAM 2014 Astro Poetry Contest is now closed for submissions. Thank you for all of your contributions. Our judges are reviewing them now and we will announce the winners as soon as possible.

9 April, 2014 00:00 UT This live hangout will explore Australian Aboriginal astronomy, art, and music. Guest Duane Hamacher (University of New South Wales) will discuss Aboriginal astronomy and art in general. Composer and astronomy educator Matthew Whitehouse will share his creative work linking Aboriginal astronomy and music. Astronomers Without Borders AstroArts collaborator Bob Eklund will read examples of poetry inspired by Aboriginal astronomy.

12 April, 2014 19:00 UT Aurora Borealis This event is now over, watch the recorded program on YouTube . A magic event, yet real. A hypnotic, unforgettable vision. One of the most spectacular expressions of wonder in the universe. This is “Aurora Borealis”, and much more: blending a travel diary, a science story and a live concert; it is an invitation to let one of the most captivating natural phenomena mesmerize the senses and the mind. Watch the the teaser trailer here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9n7PkfhySE The astroconcert “Aurora Borealis” is the fruit of a collaboration, started in 2008, between Stefano Giovanardi –...

April 13, 2014, 19:00 UT Live with artist Daniela de Paulis in collaboration with CAMRAS radio amateur Jan van Muijlwijk. OPTICKS is a live audio-visual transmission performance between the Earth and the Moon. Watch the event on the AWB Google+ Channel

April 22, 2014, 17:00 UT Join Marty Quinn as he introduces CRaTER Live , a new, free Internet Radio Station where users around the world can listen to cosmic rays hitting the Moon, both from deep space, and as result of coronal mass ejections from the Sun. CRaTER Live presents data counts per second from the six cosmic ray detectors that form the Cosmic Ray Telescope for the Effects of Radiation instrument on board NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter or LRO mission. LRO orbits the moon every two hours, and sends data related to the six detectors every second back to...

April 28, 2014, 19:00 - 20:30 UT Live from Palazzo della Cultura, Messina (Italy) with composer Giovanni Renzo The concert will be hosted by the astrophysicist Dr. Gianluca Masi Online on WebTV The new edition of the Cosmic Concert, an online musical performance for GAM 2014, will be performed by the Italian pianist and composer Giovanni Renzo. Cosmic Concert 2014 is a collection of compositions and improvisations conceived as an exploration of the universe. Cosmic Concert GAM 2014 trailer .