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Global Astronomy Month - Inaugurating a New Annual Celebration of the Universe
Global Astronomy Month - Inaugurating a New Annual Celebration of the Universe
Global Astronomy Month - Inaugurating a New Annual Celebration of the Universe
Global Astronomy Month - Inaugurating a New Annual Celebration of the Universe
Global Astronomy Month - Inaugurating a New Annual Celebration of the Universe
Global Astronomy Month - Inaugurating a New Annual Celebration of the Universe
Global Astronomy Month - Inaugurating a New Annual Celebration of the Universe
Global Astronomy Month - Inaugurating a New Annual Celebration of the Universe
Global Astronomy Month - Inaugurating a New Annual Celebration of the Universe
Global Astronomy Month - Inaugurating a New Annual Celebration of the Universe
Global Astronomy Month - Inaugurating a New Annual Celebration of the Universe
Global Astronomy Month - Inaugurating a New Annual Celebration of the Universe
Global Astronomy Month - Inaugurating a New Annual Celebration of the Universe
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Global Astronomy Month - Inaugurating a New Annual Celebration of the Universe

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Global Astronomy Month (GAM) is an annual worldwide celebration of astronomy in all its forms which has captured the energy of the International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA2009) and refocused it as an ongoing annual celebration of the Universe. GAM 2010 saw professional and amateur astronomers, educators and astronomy enthusiasts from around the globe participating together in the spirit of IYA2009 and provided a global stage for established programs and a framework for partnerships. The outstanding public participation experienced in this month-long series of outreach events has led Astronomers Without Borders and its partners to declare Global Astronomy Month an annual event to take place each April—and several global projects launched during GAM 2010 will continue throughout the year as ongoing Astronomers Without Borders programs.


Session: SPS7: Education and Outreach after IYA2009 in Europe

Conference: Joint European and National Astronomy Meeting (JENAM) 2010

Venue: Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon, Portugal

Dates: 6 - 10 September 2010

Published in: Education, Technology
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  • 1. GLOBAL ASTRONOMY MONTH
    Inaugurating a New Annual Celebration of the Universe
    ThilinaHeenatigala
    RicardoReis
    Astronomers Without Borders
    JENAM2010 – SPS7
    Lisbon, Portugal
  • 2. IYA2009 and next?
    DAWN, 100HA, Galilean Nights, TWAN exhibitions, etc…
  • 3. Keeping the momentum alive…
  • 4. Global Astronomy Month
    One People, One Sky…
  • 5. Global Astronomy Month
    GAM is an annual worldwide celebration of astronomy in all its forms.
    captured the energy of the International Year of Astronomy 2009 and refocused it as a celebration of the Universe.
    GAM 2010 saw professional and amateur astronomers, educators and astronomy enthusiasts from around the globe participating together in the spirit of IYA2009
    provided a global stage for established programs and a framework for partnerships.
  • 6. GAM Programs
  • 7. Collaborative Programs
    30 Nights of StarPeace
    Yuri’s Night
    Citizen Sky
    Naming X
    Unidentified Aerospace Phenomena (UAP)
    Solar Week
    International Dark Sky Week
    The World Night in Defence of the Starlight
  • 8. “Online Messier Marathon” -  5/6 April 2010 6500 participants, 100 different countries.
    “Is There Anybody Out There?” – 7 April 2010 1500 participants, 80 different countries.
    “Here Comes the Sun” – 11 April 2010 500 participants, 60 different countries.
    “Walking on the Moon” – 21 April 2010 2200 participants, 70 different countries.
    “Cosmic Depths” – 30 April 2010 1900 participants, 60 different countries.
  • 9. During GAM…
    Over 32 000 visitors, from 120 different countries connected to the Virtual Telescope webpage.
    Groups from over 80 countries participated.
  • 10. Continuing Programs
    One Star (at a time)
    Global Star Party
    Lunar Week
    Sun Day
    Astropoetry Blog
  • 11. Inaugurating a New Annual Celebration of the Universe
    The outstanding public participation experienced in GAM has led Astronomers Without Borders and its partners to declare Global Astronomy Month an annual event to take place each April.
    Several global projects launched during GAM 2010 will continue throughout the year as ongoing Astronomers Without Borders programs.
  • 12. Let's Continue the Celebration of the Universe!
  • 13. Thank you.
    One People, One Sky…
    ThilinaHeenatigala
    Astronomers Without Borders
    thilina@astronomerswithoutborders.org
    www.astronomerswithoutborders.org

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