April 16, 2015 20:30UT 

Join this fabulous live online observing event from the Virtual Telescope in Italy, hosted by Dr. Gianluca Masi!

Join us as we take a great journey in the sky: we will travel to very distant objects, from the Solar System to the borders of space and time. An online, remote observing event hosted by The Virtual Telescope Project.

Participation is easy. Simply watch live at The Virtual Telescope's WebTV.

Special Announcement!
 
Astronomers Without Borders is crossing another border! In conjunction with the Virtual Telescope, Galileo Teachers Training Program and Astronomical Observatory, University of Valencia, AWB is making it possible for both sighted people and people with visual impairments to take part in this live online observing event! In what we believe is a world first we are allowing for the real time images to be printed off and converted into a tactile surface so people with visual impairments around the world will be able to experience the wonder of observing with the Virtual Telescope LIVE.
 
If you wish get involved in this unique observing experience you will need swell paper and a thermal expansion machine, and to follow the procedure below:
 
Procedure:
1. During the event the JPEGs of the images from the Virtual Telescope will be processed and made available for download. Download these images as they become available
2. Print the images on swell paper
3. Put the swell paper thorough a thermal expansion machine
 
Due to the image processing required there will be a small delay between the image on the screen and it being available for printing, but we hope to keep this to a minimum.
 
If you you like more information on how to get involved in this program email Lina Canas [email protected]

 

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Are you planning an event for Stars For All? Register it on our world map of events! You'll be able to share your photos and stories on the AWB site and get participation certificates for everyone involved.

You can also share your experience with the world on our Facebook page or Flickr group and on Twitter using #GAM2015 (@gam_awb).


Images for the Visually Impaired:

Image 1: M51 - The Whirlpool Galaxy

 

Image 2: M3 - Globular Cluster

 

Image 3: NGC 4565 - side on spiral galaxy - the Needle Galaxy

 

Image 4: M100 - face-on spiral galaxy 

 

Image 5: M61 - barred spiral galaxy