Every GAM, we run a series of Observing Challenges, developed by The Astronomical League. Whether you are a complete novice to astronomy or a seasoned veteran there will be something for you! Some of the challenges can be done in a night and some will take the whole month. 

If you are a sidewalk astronomer or part of an astronomy club you might like to run events to help people complete the challenges. If are planning an Observing Challenge event, don't forget to register your event!

Discuss your observations, ask and answer questions and meet fellow astronomers working on these challenges from around the world in our forum.

Share your photos from this challenge with us and the world on Facebook, or Tweet using #GAM2017 hashtag (@gam_awb). 

Below is the list of challenges, some of the challenges have more than one activity.




1 - 30 April  Lunar Explorations (Observing Challenge) 2017
1 - 30 April Discovering the Solar System (Observing Challenge)
1,28 April The Moon plows through the Hyades (Observing Challenge)
10 - 28 April Shoot for the Moon (Observing Challenge)