Global Astronomy Month (GAM), organized each April by Astronomers Without Borders, is the world’s largest global celebration of astronomy. Every year GAM brings new ideas and new opportunities, bringing enthusiasts together worldwide to celebrate Astronomers Without Borders’ motto One People, One Sky. More details are available at GAM 2017 website and the GAM Facebook page.
We are organising a few public events promoting Astronomy. Please support these events by coming along and bringing friends and family to these events.
Global Star Party
Date: Saturday 1st April (or Saturday 8th April if weather is bad on the 1st).Postponed until Saturday the 8th because of bad weather.
Venue: Wellington Waterfront by the bridge near the lagoon
GAM’s ultimate observing event is the Global Star Party. If you have a scope, it’s B.Y.O.T. – Bring Your Own Telescope (or binoculars). Don’t have a scope, don’t worry, we have plenty available to look through. All are invited, all will be excited! If the weather is cloudy on the 1st we will try again on the 8th.
The Global Star Party is the time to come out under the stars, bridge gaps across the seas, and join your brother and sister skywatchers in proving that the world is “One People, One Sky.” When we turn our gaze upward all religious, national, cultural and political barriers fade into the darkness.
UPDATE: Postponed until Saturday the 8th because of bad weather. Same venue. Will replace the regular stargazing scheduled for the same evening.