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For Everyone

  • Attend an astronomy event during GAM2019. Visit the GAM2019 Program Schedule,  Event List , or World Map of Events to find one near you or online. 
  • Look out for the AAS Random Astro-Fact of the Day on Twitter and learn something new!
  • Be a citizen scientist by taking part in a Globe at Night project. You’ll measure night sky brightness in your area to help determine the spread and impact of light pollution. Learn how you can help spread awareness to protect our dark sky during International Dark Sky week.
  • Take a virtual Walk on the Moon with the Virtual Telescope.  Pick a favorite crater and learn how to sketch the natural wonder with Bettina Forget during her very popular "Sketch the Moon" workshop.
  • Listen to the Cosmic Concert.  The concert is a collection of compositions and improvisations conceived as a visual and poetic exploration of the universe. Giovanni Renzo will perform his music drawing inspiration from videos and photos made by photographers from around the world.
  • Watch a Facebook Live event hosted by visual artist Daniela de Paulis.  During each live performance of OPTICKS, Apollo Landing inspired images are converted into radio waves and are transmitted to the Moon. The Moon's surface reflects the radio signals and scatters them all around the Space.
  • Express your feelings about astronomy by entering the AWB's AstroPoetry and AWB's AstroArts contests. You might even win one of the great prizes! 
  • Share your experience with the world on Facebook or Instagram and Tweet using #GAM2019 and follow @awb_org.
  • Donate or become a member of AWB (it's free) and share the sky with others who share your interest of astronomy!  Step up and become a contributing member to help us engage, inspire, support, and grow our global astronomy community.

 

For Families

  • Share the sky together!  Attend a local astronomy club's event or view an online observation program
  • Celebrate our star, the Sun! Awareness and appreciation of the Sun are all you need to participate on SunDay.  There are lots of free and low costs ways to experience our sun!
  • Create a family Apollo !1 Landing diorama. Or print coloring pages and enjoy a relaxing afternoon coloring together.
  • Encourage your child to explore the night sky through words by writing a poem for AWB's AstroPoetry contest or create a piece of art for AWB's AstroArts contest. They could even win a cool prize!
  • Check out our Observing Challenges. There are plenty of activities that kids can do without any special equipment. Ask questions and discuss them on our Facebook page and in our forum. There are plenty of astronomers there to help you out!
  • Be a citizen scientist by taking part in a Globe at Night project. You’ll measure night sky brightness in your area to help determine the spread and impact of light pollution. It’s a great way for your kids to get involved in scientific research and get familiar with the night sky!
  • If you have high school or college aged kids, find a teacher sponsor to take part in the AWB's Asteroid Search Campaign. Apply by March 8th and your class/team might be selected to help discover new objects in the solar system!
  • Attend an art class online together! Bettina Forget, visual artist, is hosting a Facebook Live session of "Sketch the Moon".  Bettina will share some of her tips and tricks for drawing lunar features.  Compare your works of art!

 

For Educators

 

For Astronomy Clubs

  • The Global Star Party is the GAM main event! Plan a club event or hold one yourself. Star parties are the ultimate in community outreach. No fancy equipment needed –a small telescope or binoculars will show things people have never seen. Don't forget to register your event!
  • The Observing Challenges are a great way to bring in new people and help them get a start in astronomy. Plan an event to help newcomers with the Challenges and show them how much fun astronomy is. It’s a great way to help others, share the fun, and recruit new members!
  • Plan a SunDay event and enjoy the sky in the daylight hours!  Remember to register your event!
  • Make your event inclusive for people of all abilities.  You can make your event more accessible by using these resources. We will feature an event on our Facebook page every day throughout GAM. Astronomy is for everyone!
  • Share your event by submitting a report and images!

 

For Novices

  • Tune in to the Online Messier Marathon, a crash course in observing the wonders of the Universe. With the Virtual Telescope Project, Dr. Gianluca Masi is your guide as you explore the Universe. You only need an internet connection to take part.
  • Attend a Global Star Party event. Ask local astronomy clubs or observatories if they’re holding an event and check out the Event List. If not, suggest that they do! Star parties are a great way to get started in astronomy. Look through telescopes and chat with those in the hobby. Astronomers love to share the fun!
  • Be a citizen scientist by taking part in Globe at Night. You’ll measure night sky brightness in your area to help determine the spread and impact of light pollution. It’s a great way to get involved in scientific research and get familiar with the night sky while you’re at it!
  • Check out our Observing Challenges. There are plenty of activities that you can do without any special equipment. Ask questions and discuss them on our Facebook page. There are plenty of astronomers there to help you out!

 For Art Lovers

  • Watch the Cosmic Concert, a live performance of an original production each year. The Cosmic Concert combines new music by composer/performer Giovanni Renzo with images and time-lapses of the night sky for a unique and awe-inspiring experience. Send your own astronomy artwork or images to i[email protected] and your work may even be featured!
  • Express your feelings about astronomy by entering the AWB's AstroPoetry and AWB'S AstroArts contests. You might even win one of the great prizes!  You can view others work on our Facebook page or on Twitter.
  • Attend an online art class.  Bettina Forget, visual artist, is hosting a "Sketch the Moon" workshop.  Bettina will share some of her tips and tricks for drawing lunar features.

 Share your experience with the world on Facebook or Instagram and Tweet using #GAM2019. Follow @awb_org.

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