Global Astronomy Month (GAM), the world’s largest celebration of astronomy, kicked off on 1 April 2012. Throughout the month of April, thousands of people and hundreds of organisations from around the world will share their passion for astronomy through a wide range of events and activities.
As part of GAM 2012, this week has been declared ‘Lunar Week’. Astronomers and enthusiasts from around the world are taking part in various events for Lunar Week, including holding star parties, taking part in online observing events and sharing stories about the Moon from different cultures. EU Universe Awareness (EU-UNAWE) would like to invite its international network to participate in Lunar Week by using its free resources for a Moon-themed drawing activity, called Deadly Moons.
GAM is an annual event that began in April 2010, which is organised by Astronomers Without Borders. The idea behind GAM is to build on the momentum of the successful global observing event 100 Hours of Astronomy, which was a Cornerstone Project of the UN-ratified IAU-UNESCO International Year of Astronomy 2009.