For GAM 2013, Dr. Charles Bourland - author of the book “ The Astronaut’s Cookbook ” - will share recipes throughout the month. We invite you to try them and share your images via our Facebook , Twitter or on Flickr group . The recipe for this week is Skylab Butter Cookies used on the Skylab Missions from June 1973 to February 1974. The butter cookies are easy to make, store well and produce a fragrant aroma while baking. After most of the Skylab foods had been developed it was determined that the system needed a snack. Not...

Richard Clar, a Los Angeles/Paris new media interdisciplinary artist, founded Art Technologies in 1987 as a liaison between the worlds of art and technology. His philosophically-oriented artwork turned towards art-in-space in 1982 with a NASA-approved art payload for the U.S. Space Shuttle. Richard Clar's current work encompasses site-specific environmental issues ranging from orbital debris to water-management on Earth; war and peace; and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). His work has been exhibited in museums, universities, and galleries in the U.S. and Europe. In 2007 Richard Clar was elected as a Full Member into the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA)....

I remember how in my trousers’ pockets small sedimentary deposits had accumulated. At a given moment I could recognize some breadcrumbs. At another moment I discovered minute smithereens of green glass, as if they were washed ashore on a coastal strip, or were remnants of an explosion. Often other specimen would surface, like shipwrecks, when I fished up a piece of paper to make some notes about something that seemed worthwhile. It would happen that the notes I had intended to make were replaced by a detailed description of the find that I had just made; the piece of matter...

A showing of the film followed by a panel discussion of astronauts and Overview Effect commentators Sponsored by The Overview Institute, Astronomers Without Borders, and Yuri’s Night Since its premiere on December 7, 2012, “Overview,” a film by Planetary Collective, has garnered 1.7 million plays on Vimeo. This extraordinary work brings home the power of the Overview Effect, its impact on those who experience it, and implications for the future of our planet. “Overview” will be featured in a two-hour online event on April 12 as part of AWB’s “Global Astronomy Month” from 14:30 to 16:30 UT, and recorded for...

No Gravity documentry by Silvia Casalino on 14 April at 18:00 - 19:30 UT live on CosmoQuest . Space engineer Silvia Casalino dreams of going to space. Her dreams become reality as she embarks on an unusual and bizarre journey, which leads her to the icons of female space travel and cyborg culture. The documentary film No Gravity is both a personal story, and a broader take on the history of women in space and the relationship between gender and technology. No Gravity tells the stories of women who have dedicated their lives to the space endeavour, establishing their position...

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Astronomers Without Borders' AstroCrafts web blog presented by Kathleen Horner will share a unique variety of creative, educational and fun astronomy-related crafts inspired by the cosmos in which we live. The AstroCrafts page projects will be presented periodically throughout the year for the whole family that involves hands on arts and crafts that will teach us about the wonders of our universe.  The projects are especially a great resource for schools and other organizations, too.  The AstroCrafts projects is another way we can discover our own inner artist and find personal expression of what we see and feel in the cosmic life that is all around us.