Global Astronomy Month 2012 (GAM 2012) in April is the world’s largest global celebration of astronomy since the unprecedented International Year of Astronomy 2009. Organized yearly by Astronomers Without Borders (AWB) since 2010, GAM 2012 brings new ideas and new opportunities, and again brings enthusiasts together worldwide, celebrating the AWB motto of “One People, One Sky.”

A broad range of programs and events fill the month, highlighting Saturn, the Moon, the Sun, a meteor shower and more. Thousands will view through telescopes provided by amateur astronomers and science centers. Online programs with live interaction between the host and attendees will extend the opportunity to thousands more regardless of location or local circumstances. There’s a program every club, school or individual to take part in.

For ideas on taking part, see “10 Ways to Get Involved in GAM 2012” (link

For more see the GAM 2012 website at