20- 26 April
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Celebrate the stars! Created in 2003 by high-school student Jennifer Barlow, International Dark Sky Week (IDSW) has grown to become a worldwide event and a key component of Global Astronomy Month. The goals of IDSW are to appreciate the beauty of the night sky and to raise awareness of how poor-quality lighting creates light pollution.

Light pollution is a growing problem. Not only does it have detrimental effects on our views of the night sky, but it also disrupts the natural environment, wastes energy, and has the potential to cause health problems.

IDSW is a great time to host a neighborhood star party to introduce the idea of preserving a dark night sky to your community or to evaluate your own lighting to make sure that it is dark sky friendly.

There lots of great ways to participate. The more people there are that turn out their lights, the less light pollution there will be. How can you help the cause? Find some great ways to fight light pollution and some cool IDSW events at the International Dark-Sky Association’s IDSW page.

Follow the Dark Skies Awareness blog and check out these Dark Sky Resources.

Share your experience with the world on Facebook or the Flickr group and Tweet using #GAM2014 and #IDSWeek. Follow @gam_awb and @IDADarkSky

 

 

Date

Program

March 10 thru April 22  International Earth and Sky Photo Contest
March 24 thru April 28 IASC Asteroid Search Campaign
April 1 Online Messier Marathon (Online Observing Event)
April 4 thru May 31  GAM 2014 AstroPoetry Contest
April 5 Global Star Party
April 6 Near Earth Asteroid Observing
April 8 The Night of the Red Planet (Online Observing Event)
April 9 Google Hangout: Australian Aboriginal Astronomy, Art, and Music
April 10 Vesta Watch (Online Observing Event)
April 11 Mars Watch
April 12 Astro Concert 'Aurora Borealis'
April 13 OPTICKS
April 13 Vesta Watch
April 15 Total Lunar Eclipse
April 15 Total Lunar Eclipse (Online Observing Event)
April 20 thru April 25 Lyrid Watch
April 20 thru April 26 International Dark Skies Week
April 20 thru April 29 Globe at Night
April 21 Stars For All (Online Observing Event) RESCHEDULED
April 22 Google Hangout: CRaTER Live
April 26 Americas Regional Hangout
April 27 SunDay
April 28 Cosmic Concert
 April 29 Annular Solar Eclipse
April 29 Solar Eclipse (Online Observing Event)
May 1 GAM AstroArt: Touching the Moon with Art & Footsteps BONUS PROGRAM
TBD Google Hangout: Dark Skies and AstroArts POSTPONED


Astronomers Without Borders encourages you to engage more of your community. For information on how to include people with disabilities at your events check out our People With Disabilities Astronomy Resources.  

Date

Program

April 5 Global Star Party
April 11 Mars Watch
April 13 Vesta Watch
April 15 Total Lunar Eclipse
April 20 thru April 25 Lyrid Watch
April 20 thru April 29 Globe at Night
April 27 SunDay
April 29 Annular Solar Eclipse


Astronomers Without Borders encourages you to engage more of your community. For information on how to include people with disabilities at your events check out our People With Disabilities Astronomy Resources.

Date

Program

March 10 thru April 22 International Earth and Sky Photo Contest
April 20 thru April 26 International Dark Skies Week
April 20 thru April 29 Globe at Night
TBD Google Hangout: Dark Skies and AstroArts POSTPONED

Date

Program

April 1 thru May 31 GAM 2014 AstroPoetry Contest
April 9 Google Hangout: Australian Aboriginal Astronomy, Art, and Music 
April 12 Astro Concert 'Aurora Borealis'
April 13 OPTICKS
April 22 Google Hangout: CRaTER Live
April 28 Cosmic Concert
TBD Google Hangout: Dark Skies and AstroArts POSTPONED


Astronomers Without Borders encourages you to engage more of your community. For information on how to include people with disabilities at your events check out our People With Disabilities Astronomy Resources.