Boundaries vanish when we look skyward

One People, One Sky

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

Observing projects bring people together to share their activities with each other.

Support projects allow those in developed countries to share with others, making it possible for everyone to enjoy the wonders of the night sky.

Online programs bring everyone together live for remote observing.

And in the process of looking outward together, we learn about each other and create lasting bonds, regardless of country or culture.

It is this bond between people that Astronomers Without Borders hopes to foster. A brief message or the gift of a small telescope can grow into lasting bonds, goodwill and friendships that reach around the world. Understanding replaces ignorance and suspicion. Media images are superceded by the faces of real people. Relationships, support and personal connections supplant stereotypes.


AWB Builds and Cultivates Community through Astronomy


Our vision is a global community that appreciates, studies, and shares the wonders of the universe, to broaden perspective, transcend borders, and improve lives.


Through all its activities, AWB strives to promote:
• Community
• Diversity, Equity, Access and Inclusion
• Evidence
• Empathy
• Stewardship
• Improvement, and
• Empowerment


1) Create and implement astronomy-related programs that inspire and empower a global community of enthusiasts and educators.
2) Cultivate a diverse, international community that will engage astronomy-related enthusiasts and educators in the sharing of resources globally.


How can I participate?




Individual Membership

Anyone can join Astronomers Without Borders! Basic individual membership is free. Supporting Membership is available for those who want to take an active role in supporting AWB programs and the AWB community around the world.


Affiliate Membership

Groups that join Astronomers Without Borders are known as Affiliates. Affiliate membership is free. Supporting Affiliate Membership is available for groups who want to take an active role in supporting AWB programs and the AWB community around the world.




Our sponsors have generously donated items for our shop and have authorized us to offer specials to you below MSRP. This provides you with excellent equipment for a much lower price and 100% of the proceeds supports our worldwide AWB Programs


Prefer to support AWB without becoming a member? Your donation supports AWB programs, events, and our growing community activities.


Become a Sponsor of Astronomers Without Borders and be recognized on the AWB website and other media as a supporter of worldwide astronomy programs. Write for more information.


Meet Our Team

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