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