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Join AWB President Mike Simmons for a special online tour of the historic Snow Solar Telescope live from Mount Wilson Observatory in California, USA. This telescope, the first permanent facility designed to study the physics of the Sun, was built in 1904 and is still used for educational programs. This tour of the horizonal telescope and below-ground 18-foot spectorgraph will provide an insight into how astronomers learn about the only star close enough to study in detail, our Sun.
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"I stare for hours from my window into Space over the milk crust horizon of the moon, earth-gazing."

http://www.astronomerswithoutborders.org/blog/astropoetry-blog/item/the-overview-effect.html
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An entry from our AstroTourism series, including a shot of Bucharest. 

http://www.astronomerswithoutborders.org/blog/astropoetry-blog/item/astrotourism-2014-1.html
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Enter the 5th International Earth and Sky Photo Contest on Dark Skies Importance. There will be up to 10 winners over two categories with the top prize usually a telescope. This is the 5th year the contest has run internationally and we are expecting it to be bigger than ever! Deadline April 24.

http://astronomerswithoutborders.org/gam2014-programs/dark-skies-awareness/1489-international-earth-and-sky-photo-contest.html
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We're thrilled to announce a grant to AWB from Uwingu's new Mars Mapping Project.

Read about the Mars Mapping Project at http://www.uwingu.com/mars

More about the grant:
http://www.astronomerswithoutborders.org/news/1495-uwingu-mars-mapping-project-announces-grant-to-awb.html
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Join Astronomers Without Borders President and Founder Mike Simmons for the latest news of AWB programs and activities. We'll talk about Global Astronomy Month, which is just around the corner, and Telescopes to Tanzania's Susan Ruehle will describe a new crowd-funding effort to build a science center in the east African country. There is big news on Mars involving AWB, and Uwingu's Dr. Henry Throop joins us to discuss it. We're also joined by AWB's new Communications Manager Andrew Fazekas, aka NightSkyGuy. Join in by commenting and asking questions on Google+.
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AWB March 2014 Hangout
Thu, March 27, 12:00 PM
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Note:  The Google Hangout System. looks like it failed and the second half of the video only features Mike on camera all the time.   This is very disappointing and we are very sorry this happened.   

note: we use the Hangout "Cameraman App" to control which camera is "active" and despite our producer "Liam Kennedy" using this app without any obvious error - it looks like the system stopped working halfway through the hangout.  
 
Neat interview with artist Tim Otto Roth, including an animation related to the Hubble Space Telescope! 

http://www.astronomerswithoutborders.org/blog/astroart-blog/item/interview-with-tim-otto-roth.html
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Your school could win the chance to do asteroid searches! But hurry, the deadline is March 17. More details:

http://www.astronomerswithoutborders.org/news/1493-your-school-could-win-the-chance-to-do-asteroid-searches.html
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Astronomers Without Borders (AWB) brings people together from around the world through our common interest in astronomy. Online programs and special events of various kinds allow us to share our passion with each other. We all share the same sky.