Global Astronomy Month

Global Astronomy Month

Global Astronomy Month (GAM), organized each April by Astronomers Without Borders, is the world’s largest global celebration of astronomy. Astronomers Without Borders’ motto is One People, One Sky.

We all share the same sky, and Astronomers Without Borders brings the world together to share the passion of astronomy and the wonders of the universe.

Astronomy is the science of the universe in which the stars, planets, etc. are studied, including their origins, evolution, composition, motions, relative positions, sizes, etc.

Do you know these astronomy-related words?

  • Aerolithology – the branch of astronomy that studies meteors.
  • Chromatoscopy – the study of stars through a telescope in which the star appears as a ring of light, in order to observe the star’s scintillation.
  • Interlunation – the period between the old moon and the new when the moon is invisible each month.
  • Radioastronomy – the branch of astronomy that studies radio frequencies emitted by the sun, planets, and other celestial bodies.
  • Siderophobia – an abnormal fear of the stars.

Nancy Roe


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