GLOBAL  ASTRONOMY  MONTH<br />Inaugurating a New Annual Celebration of the Universe<br />ThilinaHeenatigala<br />RicardoRe...
IYA2009 and next?<br />DAWN, 100HA, Galilean Nights, TWAN exhibitions, etc…<br />
Keeping the momentum alive…<br />
Global Astronomy Month<br />One People, One Sky…<br />
Global Astronomy Month<br />GAM is an annual worldwide celebration of astronomy in all its forms. <br />captured the energ...
GAM Programs<br />
Collaborative Programs<br />30 Nights of StarPeace<br />Yuri’s Night<br />Citizen Sky<br />Naming X<br />Unidentified Aero...
“Online Messier Marathon” -  5/6 April 2010 6500 participants, 100 different countries. <br />“Is There Anybody Out There?...
During GAM…<br />Over 32 000 visitors, from 120 different countries connected to the Virtual Telescope webpage.<br />Group...
Continuing Programs<br />One Star (at a time)<br />Global Star Party<br />Lunar Week<br />Sun Day<br />Astropoetry  Blog<b...
Inaugurating a New Annual Celebration of the Universe<br />The outstanding public participation experienced in GAM has led...
Let's Continue the Celebration of the Universe!<br />
Thank you.<br />One People, One Sky…<br />ThilinaHeenatigala<br />Astronomers Without Borders<br />thilina@astronomerswith...
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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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Global Astronomy Month - Inaugurating a New Annual Celebration of the Universe

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