- Press Release
- Oct 31, 2023
Global Astronomy Month 2022: The World’s Largest Celebration of Astronomy Begins April 1
Global Astronomy Month 2022 (#GAM2022) festival fills the entire month of April with exciting programs for astronomy enthusiasts worldwide.
Global Astronomy Month (GAM), in its 13th year, is organized by Astronomers Without Borders, and is the world’s largest annual global celebration of astronomy. Each GAM offers new cosmic ideas and opportunities, and GAM 2022 is no exception, bringing night sky enthusiasts together worldwide to celebrate Astronomers Without Borders’ motto One People, One Sky.
This year’s programming highlights include:
Skywatchers around the world get set for an eye-catching close encounter between the Planets and the Moon occurring on April 27.
AWB in partnership with Celestron is putting a call-out for smartphone and camera users to snap and share their photos of this cosmic encounter.
This social campaign #beautywithoutborders will be coupled with an Instagram Live on the morning of the conjunction, April 27 hosted by SpaceX astronaut, educator and AWB board member Dr. Sian Proctor. Later in the evening AWB partner, The Virtual Telescope Project will conduct an online telescope tour of the brightest star clusters, nebulae and galaxies in the sky above Rome, Italy.
Connecting Humanity to the Night Sky
AWB’s wide‐ranging programs connects art and culture with astronomy in exciting ways, including ethno-culture, accessibility, inclusion and global connection themed webinars by engaging speakers from around the world (Hong Kong, Israel, Philippines, Turkey and Argentina among others) from mindful stargazing to making astronomy outreach more welcoming for girls, and accessible to the visually impaired.
AWB partner programs bring new audiences and participants: Measuring light pollution worldwide in Globe at Night, advocating to value and protect dark skies with International Dark Sky Association, and classrooms discovering asteroids in the International Asteroid Search Campaign, and more.
Finally to cap off the month-long celebrations, on April 30 a partial solar eclipse will grace the skies across the southernmost regions of South America, and AWB’s regional partners will bring the world this eye-catching celestial event via live-streams from locations across Argentina.
Learn more about GAM 2022 events and event registration at www.gam-awb.org
Watch and share the GAM2022 Video Trailer on AWB’s YouTube Channel.
Global Astronomy Month background info:
Astronomers Without Borders is a US 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit charitable organization incorporated in California.
About Astronomers Without Borders:
Astronomers Without Borders is a registered non-profit that connects people worldwide through innovative programs that are accessible to everyone regardless of geography and culture. Combining local events with online technology and a global community, Astronomers Without Borders is a leader in promoting understanding and peaceful international relations, while also supporting outreach and education in astronomy. For more information about AWB please visit: www.
Celestron envisions a global community where the exploration of the universe is accessible, informative, and enlightening. For over 60 years, the California-based company has been the world’s most recognized telescope brand and the provider of premier consumer skygazing products. Celestron’s iconic “orange tube” telescopes have become ubiquitous within the field of astronomy and the company offers the largest product selection within the telescope industry. To learn more about Celestron’s new products visit celestron.com
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