Full Easter Moon

People, Places, and Events

Global Astronomy Month Celebrates the Moon

Astronomers Without Borders celebrates the night sky in its annual Global Astronomy Month — a month-long collection of online events and in-person gatherings. This year's theme: the Moon.

Solar Spectroscope

Astronomy & Observing News

How to Build on the Solar Eclipse Experience

Eclipse-related outreach activities will abound this August, but how do we best capitalize on this rare celestial event after it happens? Astronomers Without Borders has developed a Sun-focused curriculum and is looking for volunteers to help teachers implement it.

Ugandan children see annular solar eclipse in 2013

Astronomy & Observing News

Sending 37,000 Solar Glasses to Africa for September's Annular Eclipse

Astronomers Without Borders wants to equip children across Africa with the solar shades they'll need to see September 1st's annular eclipse. Here's how they'll do it.

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Astronomy & Observing News

The World Celebrates Astronomy

People are coming together this April for Global Astronomy Month 2012, a planetwide celebration of astronomy designed to bring people together through star parties, music and artistic performances, online observing events, and much more.

Eros and its parallax

Celestial News & Events

The Eros Parallax Project

The asteroid 433 Eros is paying us a rare, close visit right now, and with a simple photographic setup you can join observers worldwide in calculating its distance from Earth — repeating a historic astronomical milestone.

Astronomy & Observing News

IYA 2009 Comes to a Close

An unprecedented yearlong celestial celebration — the International Year of Astronomy 2009 — officially came to a close on January 9th and 10th in Padua, Italy.

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The 2009 Lennart Nilsson Awards

Scientist Carolyn Porco and amateur Babak Tafreshi share a prestigious award for science photography.

Astronomy & Observing News

RTMC Astronomy Expo 2009

The 2009 Riverside Telescope Makers' Conference Astronomy Expo enjoyed beautiful mountain weather and an abundance of enthusiasm.

Astronomy & Observing News

100 Hours of Astronomy

100 Hours of Astronomy (100HA), taking place from April 2 to 5, will bring the Universe to millions of people worldwide via live online programs and thousands of public star parties.

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A Worldwide Astronomy Marathon

If you have a telescope, mark April 2–5, 2009, on your calendar. The world is coming your way. An unprecedented string of public skywatching events will be packed into this brief period, all designed to engage people and bring them out for a worldwide star party.

IYA 2009

Astronomy & Observing News

The Year of Astronomy Begins

The International Year of Astronomy kicked off in Paris with pomp and circumstance.