Astronomers Without Borders brings people together under our one sky, creating understanding and empathy between people worldwide.
It’s as simple as looking up and sharing with each other the perspective that the Universe gives us. It’s a universal interest that connects us all.
We organize unique programs to engage people and share resources in almost every country through our worldwide network. Our programs educate, inspire and connect.
Now we are planning our projects for 2020, and with your help we can do even more through our year-end fundraising campaign.
Here’s how you can help:
Bringing science to schools in developing countries.
In 2017, a total solar eclipse swept across the US. Afterward, Astronomers Without Borders gathered eclipse viewing glasses to share with schools in other countries experiencing upcoming eclipses. In July 2019, working with embassies and other organizations, students in Argentina, Peru and Chile received 40,000 glasses. In December 2019, Asia will receive 16,000 glasses. ALL thanks to our donors, supporters, and partners.
In 2020, we plan to send 75,000 more eclipse glasses to schools across Asia and South America, providing science lessons where resources are scarce.
STEM Education Initiatives
After the July 2019 eclipse, students in the USA and Chile connected to compare their eclipse experiences; what they learned and how it touched their lives. These opportunities bridge borders, allowing students to learn the reality of each other’s lives through a shared experience in the cosmos. These will continue in 2019 and 2020 between countries on three continents with your support.
Astronomers Without Borders created a professional development program for teachers the 2017 eclipse that prepared them to teach science fields of many types through observations of sunlight, with more than 100 US teachers enrolling. For 2020, the goal is to bring this established program to teachers in schools worldwide. Several countries are interested in organizing it in their schools, but we you’re your support to make it happen!
Big Impact Giving Programs
Through the last few years with your help, we've been sending astronomy resources around the world that cost little but have an impact that last for years.
For example, we sent 20 telescopes to Nigeria for an all girls' astronomy camp which is now being held.
Support science, understanding, diversity, and international relations with Astronomers Without Borders
When we look into that dark blackness of space, we don't see the dark, we concentrate on the light. It is that light that connects us all regardless of any borders that may challenge us. Help us bring more light to all parts of the world.