Our mission

  • To contribute towards a positive change in the world through expanding the knowledge of astronomy and related sciences.
  • To unify our communities by providing any knowledge related to astronomy and science to all who wish to learn, and to offer useful tools and resources to any person interested in passing down that knowledge.

Your donations can make a difference for us, thank you very much!!

The theme of World Space Week 2024 will be dedicated to Climate Change. The importance of this issue is not in dispute: there is no doubt about the effects that global warming is already causing in society, and more importantly, in nature.
IGAEF announces its partnership with “GW from Miami” to focus on this important issue. GW from Miami is a channel in Spanish, aimed at Latinos in both the USA and Latin America, and has its own Facebook page and YouTube channel. On this channel, weekly hour-and-a-half talks are given on the climate crisis, with scientific news and clarifying comments on what is presented. The level of the talks is for the general public, which makes it easier to understand the details and causes of the climate crisis, regardless of the educational level of the listener.
The broadcasts on the Facebook page are live on Sundays at 8 pm (Eastern time in the USA) and the videos are recorded there and then edited and published on the respective YouTube channel.
We invite you not only to attend the talks (where you will have the opportunity to adequately document the topic, and to ask any questions about it) but we would also appreciate your help in spreading the word about the channel and supporting it with your likes and subscriptions.

What is our goal now at IGAEF?

IGAEF has only been active for a short time, but we are already thinking big. We now seek individuals who would want to contribute into various sectors which are now available. We focus our energy around a new idea with the slogan: Leave more for the future, not less…

IGAEF Coordinators and Ambassadors: These would be in charge of representing us, coordinating activities and soliciting donations in South Florida and other geographic locations. 
Youth activities coordinators: We will soon open a new division dedicated to the youngest members of the family. Those with the experience and creativity to work with children and young adults are very much needed and welcomed.
Activities volunteers:  Those who have the vital resource of available spare time and the gift of creativity as well as experience are encouraged to participate.
These and other activities are now opening to all who wish to be a part of spreading vital science facts and information. We encourage you to contact us at : info@igaef.org

Our Small Astronomy Calendar for Amateur Astronomers 2023 is available for download now. You can find here a lot of information, including lunar occultations for specific places. Just click the link or use the option “save as” to download a copy. Feel free to share it.
Small Astronomy Calendar for Amateur Astronomers 2024

Call for essays:

We invite all children to write essays on how they imagine the society of the future. What they envision as far as cities, people, leaders and technology … The best essays will be published on this website permanently. Just send it to our webmaster: info@igaef.org

We just introduce a petition about a new threat to astronomy:

We encourage you to read and sign it. It’s about the constellations of low earth internet satellites (including Starlink and others). We are sure you are interested in this topic, because this is a common interest for all of us. We intend to send it to all the companies and CEO’s. We need all your support! Please use this link to sign it:

Call to Internet satellite constellations companies to prevent the pollution of the night sky, and to help and collaborate with astronomers.

Don’t forget to talk about to your friends and family, thanks!
Enlace a la version en español aqui

Events in Astronomy

Here you can find events around the world. For South Florida events, please visit the “Activities” page.

Astronomy Day

The first Astronomy Day this year is in the Spring: Saturday May 18, 2024; Astronomy Day next fall will be Thursday September 12, 2024. Astronomy Day is an annual event in the United States and other countries, intended to provide a means of interaction between the general public and various astronomy enthusiasts, groups and professionals. This event was started in 1973 by Doug Berger, the president of the Astronomical Association of Northern California. His intent was to set up various telescopes in busy urban locations so that passersby could enjoy views of the heavens. Since then the event has expanded and is now sponsored by a number of organizations associated with astronomy. The lunar influence on the schedule means that the events happen on a different date each year, rather than set calendar dates. Astronomy Day also forms part of National Astronomy Week, which begins on the preceding Monday.

World Space Week

 The General Assembly of United Nations declared 4 to 10 October World Space Week to celebrate each year at the international level,  all contributions of space science and technology to the betterment of the human condition. More than 3,700 events in 80 countries celebrated the benefits of space and the excitement about space exploration.  The theme for World Space Week 2024 will be “Space & Climate Change“.

International Observe the Moon Night

International Observe the Moon Night is a worldwide celebration of lunar science and exploration held annually since 2010. One day each year, everyone on Earth is invited to observe and learn about the Moon together, and to celebrate the cultural and personal connections we all have with our nearest neighbor. The event occurs in September or October, when the Moon is around first quarter. A first quarter Moon is visible in the afternoon and evening, a convenient time for most hosts and participants. Furthermore, the best lunar observing is typically along the dusk/dawn terminator, where shadows are the longest, rather than at full Moon. There are currently 184 events and participants.
 Plan Ahead, date for International Observe the Moon Night:
September 14, 2024

Solar Week

Solar Week is a week of online lessons, games and hands-on activities about our Sun for grades 5-9 or ages 9-14, it happens twice a year, approximately mid-to-late March and mid-to-late October. [Daily Facts, Games and Activities are available all year; “Ask a Question” has archived answers only — until LIVE during Solar Week. Please post a question to our leading solar scientists during that week.] 2021 Solar Week takes place March 22-26 (no update yet in the website for 2023). Contact at outreach@ssl.berkeley.edu.

International Dark Sky Week 2024

Join the International Dark-Sky Association for a week of celebration, learning, and action!
2024 International Dark Sky Week is April 2 – 8, 2024!
Created in 2003 by high-school student Jennifer Barlow, International Dark Sky Week has grown to become a worldwide event and a key component of Global Astronomy Month. Each year it is held in April, from Sunday to Sunday, the week of the new moon – when skies are darkest. This year’s celebrations begin on April 2, and run through April 8, 2024. In explaining why she started the week, Barlow said, “I want people to be able to see the wonder of the night sky without the effects of light pollution. The universe is our view into our past and our vision into the future. … I want to help preserve its wonder.”International Dark Sky Week draws attention to the problems associated with light pollution and promotes simple solutions available to mitigate it.

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