Conduct and participate in Astronomy events to promote Astronomy with ‘SPACE and Astronomers Without Borders’ . Participate in observing, Astronomy arts, virtual online observing! The best events win prizes!
Global Astronomy month (GAM) is organized every year in April by the international organization Astronomers Without Borders (AWB), with an aim to unite enthusiasts worldwide in celebrating Astronomy following AWB’s motto – One People, One Sky. SPACE conducts a variety of astronomy programmes for students and the public during this month to partner with GAM in creating interest in Astronomy.
Description of Activity
SPACE proposes a bouquet of GAM and general astronomy programmes to associated schools. Schools conduct events in categories such as Observing events with Global Star Parties and ‘SUNDay’, Virtual online programmes, AstroArts and competitions. Several students have won prizes in GAM Astropoetry and Astroart competition internationally. Many students contributed stunning photos in Astrophotography. Several schools log in to Virtual telescope observations. SPACE has also initiated awards to schools for maximum participation, most innovative event and most number of events which are given annually.
Started in SPACE schools from 2012, in the last few years SPACE schools have been appreciated for high level of participation and posting on social media.
Learning Outcomes and Benefits to Schools
SPACE schools conduct exciting events during GAM to promote participation. Even very young students have joined the online observation programmes. Students build skills in event planning and conduction and learn the science behind each event. Schools use GAM as an opportunity to invite parents, to showcase their clubs.
All schools are encouraged to conduct or compete one or more of these astronomy events in April to popularize astronomy in their schools. Schools are requested to register all the events with SPACE a week before the conduction date and send an event report within 3 days of completion of the event so SPACE can publicize the event on GAM and elsewhere.
The compiled report of Global Astronomy Month for the whole month can be sent by . Out of the gamut of activities that AWB proposed this year, SPACE has selected activities under different categories for our client schools.
We encourage schools to conduct one or more activities for their students and send the reports to SPACE. The reports will be further sent by us to GAM/AWB.
The following lists the conduction that has completed in April 2017, to give a sample of the kind of activities held.
SPACE is one of the key organisations globally, partnering to strengthen the cause of GAM and AWB. The trailer showcases many SPACE associated schools participating in GAM.
|The winning school under the above mentioned categories will receive a trophy at SPACE Annual Meet for the year.
Please send your AstroArt and AstroPoetry submissions by e-mail to the shared mail ID
GAM 2016 Children’s AstroPoetry Contest Winners:
GAM 2016 Children’s AstroArt Contest Winners:
1- Category: 6 years and under
2- Category: 7-10 years
3- Category:11-14 years
4- Category:15-18 years
SPACE announces winners of GAM 2016 under performance based categories:
Maximum number of activities performed:
CSE Winner: Indraprastha International School, Sector-10, Dwarka
Club Winner: Bal Bharati Public School, Ganga Ram Hospital Marg
Most innovative activity:
CSE Winner: G.D. Goenka Public School, Sector 9, Rohini
Club Winner: Bal Bharati Public School, Ganga Ram Hospital Marg tied with KIIT World School, Pitampura
Largest gathering at a single activity:
CSE Winner: Indraprastha International School, Sector-10, Dwarka tied with Bal Bharati Public School, Pitampura
Club Winner: Delhi Public School, Greater Faridabad tied with Presidium, Gurgaon
All participating schools will be given a participation certificate.
The winning schools under the above mentioned categories will receive a trophy from SPACE at its SPACE Annual Meet of the year.
Congratulations! to the winners.
All winning participants and schools will be felicitated at SPACE Annual Meet of the year.
SPACE would like to recognise the following school for enthusiastic, large and innovative participation during GAM 2015. All winning schools will be felicitated at SPACE Annual Meet 2015. Congratulations!
1. Maximum number of events
Indraprastha International School, Dwarka tied with GD Goenka Public School, Sector-9, Rohini
SPACE Club Winners: Delhi Public School, Greater Faridabad
Runner Up: Amity International School, Sector-6, Vasundhara
2. Maximum participants at a single event
Indraprastha World School, Paschim Vihar
SPACE Club Winners: Amity International School, Sector-46, Gurgaon
3. Most innovative event
GD Goenka Public School, Sector-9, Rohini
SPACE Club Winners: Bal Bharati Public School, Ganga Ram Hospital Marg
GAM 2015 ASTROPOETRY WINNERS:
AWB has announced winners for Astropoetry 2015.
We are proud to congratulate SPACE associated students as listed who are among the winners:
Mohd. Ashaz from G.D.Goenka Public School, Sarita Vihar has won Third Place in Children’s Category
Noopur Vats from Bal Bharti Public School, Pitampura has won Honourable Mention in Young Adult Category
GAM Astropoetry 2015 Complete List:
First Place – Isabelle Byren, Stockholm, Sweden for “The Moon”
Second Place – Emilia Russell Blom, Stockholm, Sweden for “Stars”
Third Place – Mohd. Ashaz, New Delhi, India
Honorable Mention – Grim Immelsjo , Stockholm, Sweden for “Gravity is a force”
Young Adult Category:
First Place – Julia Theiss, Woodbury, MN, USA for “Nocturne”
Second Place – Francisco José Pinto Pires, Vila Real, Portugal
Third Place – Edgardo X, Fort Worth, Texas
Honourable Mention – Noopur Vats, New Delhi, India
First Prize – Cristina Ciurez Craiova, Romania for “Origins”
Second Prize – Jennie King, Bailey, CO, USA for “Home”
Third Prize – Annie Gilliland, Arlington, VA, USA for “Nomad”
Honourable Mention – Christina Sng, Singapore for “Life on Titan”
A trophy would be presented to the winners associated with SPACE during the SPACE Annual Meet in November.
All the participating schools will also be given a Letter of Appreciation and their volunteering students will be given a Letter of Participation by SPACE in acknowledgment of their efforts.
Find photos of this event in the SPACE Photo gallery Click here