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TWAN was designated as the first special project of International Year of Astronomy 2009

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The 2017 Earth & Sky Photo Contest Winners
The winners of the 8th Earth & Sky Photo Contest highlight beauties of the night sky and its battle with light pollution.

 

 


First TWAN Exhibit in China
The exhibition will last 4 months from 2017 March 26th to 2017 July.

 

 


The 2017 International Earth and Sky Photo Contest
The 8th International Earth and Sky Photo Contest invites nightscape photographers to merge art & science with attention to dark skies importance in nature conservation.

 

 


The World at Night 2016 Most Viewed Photos and Videos
Review the most visited photos and time-lapse videos on TWAN website during the year 2016.

 

 


The 2016 Earth & Sky Photo Contest Winners
The winners of the 7th Earth & Sky Photo Contest highlight beauties of the night sky and its battle with light pollution.

 

 


The 2016 International Earth and Sky Photo Contest
The 7th International Earth and Sky Photo Contest invites nightscape photographers to merge art & science with attention to dark skies importance in nature conservation.

 

 


SkyWatch, March 2016
The World at Night Astrophoto Op

 

 


Polar Skies Through Panoramic Eyes of LeRoy Zimmerman (1940-2015)
Remembering pioneer panoramic photographer of northern lights, LeRoy Zimmerman.

 

 


The World at Night 2015 Most Viewed Photos and Videos
Review the most visited photos and time-lapse videos on TWAN website during the year 2015.

 

 


Notes on the 2015 TWAN Photo Contest
By Babak A. Tafreshi, about the winners and other notable images, on the photo-editing criteria and other aspects of the contest.

 

 


International Nightscape Conference 2015
For photographers and other artists who connect the Earth & night sky, bridging art & science. September 29 to October 2 in La Palma, the stargazing paradise of Canary Islands.

 

 


The 2015 International Earth & Sky Photo Contest Winners
Selected from images taken in 54 countries (during 2014-15), the winners of the 6th Earth & Sky Photo Contest highlight the beauties of night sky and its battle with light pollution.

 

 


TWAN Most Viewed Photos & Videos Jan-March 2015
The most viewed photos and videos during January to March 2015 by our global visitors.

 

 


The 2015 International Earth and Sky Photo Contest
The 6th International Earth and Sky Photo Contest invites nightscape photographers to merge art & science with attention to dark skies importance in nature conservation.

 

 


The World at Night 2014 Most Viewed Photos and Videos

 

 


The 2014 International Earth & Sky Photo Contest Winners
Selected from images taken in 55 countries (during 2013-14), the winners of the 5th Earth & Sky Photo Contest highlight the beauties of night sky and its battle with light pollution.

 

 


The 2014 International Earth and Sky Photo Contest
The 5th International Earth and Sky Photo Contest on dark skies importance and the natural beauty of night sky.

 

 


Top Night Sky Stories of 2013
Review the most memorable night sky scenes of 2013 through the cameras of TWAN photographers

 

 


Top Viewed Photos and Videos in 2013
Review the most visited photos and time-lapse videos on TWAN website during the year 2013.

 

 


The World at Night 2014 Calendars
TWAN greets the approaching New Year with a number of 2014 calendars made of The World at Night photography, available online.

 

 


Photo Report: TWAN Workshop in Zanjan
TWAN annual workshop in Iran, is a prominent educational astrophotography program in the Middle East with a growing success. The photo report reviews the September 2012 event.

 

 


Photo Report: TWAN Exhibition in Doha
Photo report of the first TWAN exhibition in Qatar, during the first Doha International Astronomy Conference (2013 Feb. 10-13)

 

 


Top Viewed Photos and Videos: January-June 2013
See the most visited photos and time-lapse videos on TWAN website during the first half of 2013.

 

 


Photo Report: First TWAN Exhibit in Japan
Photo report of the first TWAN exhibition in Japan, hosted by Konica Minolta Plaza art gallery in Tokyo from June 7 to 24, 2013.

 

 


Photography Workshop in Stargazing Paradise
Join a TWAN workshop on night sky photography, time-lapse imaging and processing, from September 26 to 30 on the beautiful island of La Palma in the Canary Islands.

 

 


Saturn Calls for Photographers
Join a global celebration of the Pale Blue Dot. On July 19 the Earth will be photographed from 1.4 billion km away. Capture Saturn in the Earth sky, share it with the world, and enter a contest to transmit your art to the universe.

 

 


Atmospheric Optics and Phenomena, A New TWAN Gallery
TWAN-style photography not only reveals the beauty of the night illuminated by the stars and the moon, but also the glowing colors of the air itself.

 

 


Sky Photography, a Growing Hobby that Calls Public Attention to Night sky
Notes by TWAN director on the results of 2013 International Earth & Sky Photo Contest.

 

 


Photo Report: The Central European Deep Sky Imaging Conference
Every other year in March The Central European Deep Sky Imaging Conference (CEDIC) brings together astrophotographers from around the globe. TWAN continues to contribute to the conference with a workshop on various aspects of nightscape photography.

 

 


TWAN Contest Brings the Message to the World
The winner announcement of the 2013 International Earth & Sky Photo Contest was covered by world-wide media, reaching the public on importance of preserving the night sky as part of our natural heritage.

 

 


TWAN in Tokyo, First Exhibtion in Japan
From June 7 to 24, 2013, the first TWAN exhibition in Japan will be hosted by Konica Minolta Plaza art gallery in Tokyo.

 

 


The 2013 Earth & Sky Photo Contest Winners
Selected from submissions by photographers in about 45 countries, the winners of 2013 Earth and Sky Photo Contest display the beauties of night sky and its battle with light pollution.

 

 


Beautiful Starry Nights: TWAN 2013 Exhibition in Seoul
Yonsei university in Seoul (South Korea) hosted the "Beautiful Starry Nights" exhibition between April 22 to May 4, 2013.

 

 


Alps Starry Skies: A Heritage to Save from Light Pollution
TWAN photographer in Austria illustrates the beauty of remaining natural night skies and share his concerns on increasing light pollution threats in the Alps.

 

 


The 2013 International Earth and Sky Photo Contest
The Global Astronomy Month in April 2013 brings the 4th International Earth and Sky Photo Contest on Dark Skies Importance. Coordinated by TWAN the contest is open to anyone of any age, anywhere around the world.

 

 


Top Viewed Photos and Videos in 2012
Review the most visited photos and time-lapse videos on TWAN website during the year 2012.

 

 


TWAN Celebrates its Fifth Anniversary
The World at Night celebrates the New Year 2013 by looking back at the milestones reached in its first five years, and looking forward to ambitious new programs.

 

 


TWAN at the Western Australia Astrofest 2012
Western Australia's biggest annual astronomy festival, Astrofest 2012, hosted “The World At Night” exhibition.

 

 


Chasing the Sun, Enjoying the Night
An adventure trip from Baku to Arizona chasing an annular Solar eclipse brought two TWAN photographers from two hemispheres under starry skies of America's national parks.

 

 


TWAN Workshops Continue in Iran
TWAN workshops and exhibits in Zanjan is a series of prominent educational astrophotography programs (every 2 years) with a growing popularity in Iran.

 

 


New Publication: TWAN Book in Japanese
The World at Night has its first official book published in three languages: German, Dutch and Japanese. The large coffee-table book is illustrated with some of the most beautiful TWAN photos.

 

 


The 2012 Earth & Sky Photo Contest Winners
Selected from submissions by photographers in about 50 countries, the winners of 2012 Earth and Sky Photo Contest display the beauties of night sky and its battle with light pollution.

 

 


Top Viewed Photos and Videos: January-March 2012
See the most visited photos and time-lapse videos on TWAN website during winter 2012.

 

 


The 2012 International Earth and Sky Photo Contest on Dark Skies Importance
The Global Astronomy Month in April 2012 brings the 3rd International Earth and Sky Photo Contest. Coordinated by TWAN the contest is open to anyone of any age, anywhere around the world.

 

 


Top Viewed Photos and Videos in 2011
Review the most visited photos and time-lapse videos on TWAN website during the year 2011.

 

 


The World at Night in a Full Digital Exhibition
The Ars Electronica Center is a modern museum in Linz, Austria, where the first major TWAN digital exhibit runs from October 2011 to February 2012.

 

 


Top Viewed Photos and Videos: January-March 2011
See the most visited photos and time-lapse videos on TWAN website during winter 2011.

 

 


The 2011 International Photo Contest Winners Announced
Selected from submissions by photographers in about 30 countries, the winners of 2011 Earth and Sky Photo Contest display the beauties of night sky and its battle with light pollution.

 

 


2nd International Earth and Sky Photo Contest on Dark Skies Importance
The Global Month of Astronomy 2011 photography contest is open to anyone of any age, anywhere around the world.

 

 


TWAN in Beautiful Universe and SkyWatch 2011
The World at Night images are featured in two popular publications of Sky&Telescope magazine: Beautiful Universe and SkyWatch which are published annually.

 

 


Top Viewed Photos and Videos: October-December 2010
See the most visited photos and time-lapse videos on TWAN website during fall 2010.

 

 


Photo Report: TWAN Continues to Travel in Hungary
The World at Night traveling exhibit and presentations in Hungary which started during the International Year of Astronomy continues in the country with new events.

 

 


Photo Report: Lennart Nilsson Award to Babak Tafreshi and Carolyn Porco
Babak Tafreshi of The World at Night and the NASA’s Cassini Imaging Director Carolyn Porco in the 2009 Lennart Nilsson Award ceremony.

 

 


Top Viewed Photos: July-September 2010
See the most visited photos on TWAN website during summer 2010.

 

 


New Publications: TWAN Book in German and Dutch
The World at Night has its first official book published in Europe. The large coffee-table book is illustrated with some of the most beautiful TWAN photos.

 

 


New TWAN Events in September and October 2010
The World at Night exhibitions travel across the world from the European Astronomy Meeting in Lisbon, to Stockholm and Pecs, to Shiraz in Iran, and to Pasadena in California.

 

 


Photo Report: TWAN Exhibition in ALCON 2010
The traveling exhibition of The World at Night photos was on display for the first time in Arizona in June 2010.

 

 


TWAN Coverage of July 2010 Total Solar Eclipse
From remote islands of Pacific Ocean to an eclipse flight 12km above the sea, 7 TWAN members from across the globe traveled to capture the elegant beauty of the eclipsed sun.

 

 


Top Viewed Photos: April-June 2010
See the most visited photos on TWAN website during spring 2010.

 

 


Coverage: TWAN in Algeria
From Martian landscapes of Sahara to Mediterranean paradises, the diversity of Algeria and the active astronomy society have welcomed TWAN exhibits and imaging missions.

 

 


The Story Behind Iguacu Starry Photos
In an interview on National Geographic website TWAN director Babak Tafreshi shares a short story of adventures and techniques behind the starry photos of Iguacu Falls in Brazil.

 

 


Photo Report: TWAN in Korea
The World at Night publications and traveling exhibits in South Korea during the International Year of Astronomy was one of the most successful programs.

 

 


Photo Report: TWAN in Australia
During the IYA2009 TWAN events traveled from Sydney to Perth on both sides of Australia and it continues to seek venues and related events in 2010 and beyond.

 

 


Iran Welcomes TWAN
The first major TWAN event in the Middle East, including an exhibition and a 3-day night sky photography workshop, brought photographers and amateur astronomers to Zanjan, Iran.

 

 


Top Viewed Photos: January-March 2010
Visitors statistics report of TWAN website in the first three months of 2010; from the most popular photos to the top visiting countries.

 

 


Photo Report: Notable Photos of the Earth and Sky Photo Contest
A collection of notable Earth and sky photos from across the world selected by TWAN members and the judges of the International Earth and Sky Photo Contest.

 

 


International Photo Contest Winners Announced
Selected from submissions by photographers in over 30 countries, the winners of the Earth and Sky Photo Contest display the beauties of night sky and its battle with light pollution.

 

 


TWAN Confirms Plans for 2010
The World at Night has announced its plans for 2010, from new members to new exhibitions and new publications.

 

 


Photo Report: TWAN in the Land of Himalaya
The first TWAN mission to Nepal created amazing starry photos of the top of the World and resulted in an imaging workshop and promising collaborations with the country’s growing astronomy community.

 

 


Photo Report: The World at Night Across Chile
Chile was one of the most successful countries in hosting TWAN events during the IYA2009 with exhibitions in 30 locations across the country including the presidential palace in Santiago.

 

 


Photo Report: First Exposure in Scandinavia
TWAN events started in Scandinavia with a traveling exhibition in Sweden supported by the Swedish Astronomical Society.

 

 


Photo Report: TWAN in Hungary
A traveling exhibition and presentations of The World at Night in Hungary in conjunction with the International Year of Astronomy 2009 made major public attention to the night sky.

 

 


TWAN Director Receives Lennart Nilsson Award
Babak Tafreshi of The World at Night shares the 2009 Lennart Nilsson Award with the NASA’s Cassini Imaging Director Carolyn Porco.

 

 


Three Million Views and Counting
The World at Night website reaches 3 million views and 1 million unique visitors from 197 countries and territories since its launch in the 2008 New Year eve.

 

 


TWAN on PBS NewsHour
NewsHour, a long-standing and respected PBS program, has given coverage to TWAN. This includes feature videos available to view online.

 

 


The Sky of the Earth by Serge Brunier
TWAN photographer, Serge Brunier, released his yearlong unique effort to picture the whole night sky from both hemispheres as seen from darkest observing locations on the planet.

 

 


Photo Report: The World at Night in Thailand
The World at Night arrived in Thailand with a major exhibition in the National Science Museum.

 

 


The World at Night Travels Across the United States
From August to November 2009, families and children in 24 United States communities experience The World at Night (TWAN) images.

 

 


Photo Report: TWAN in Western Australia
The World at Night exhibition made its first exposure in Australia, in the city of Perth.

 

 


Photo Report: TWAN in the Second Life
From the beginning of 2009, the International Year of Astronomy (IYA2009), TWAN opened its exhibition in the Second Life.

 

 


Photo Report: TWAN Exhibition Tours in Friuli
TWAN images travel in the north east Italy in several towns of Friuli region.

 

 


Photo Report: Brazil Welcomes TWAN
TWAN exhibition and workshop at the 2nd Astronomy & Astronautics International Meeting in Campos-Rio de Janeiro begins The World at night in Brazil.

 

 


Photo Report: IYA2009 Opening Ceremony and IAU260 in UNESCO
The World at Night exhibition and presentations at the International Year of Astronomy 2009 opening ceremony and IAU260 symposium in UNESCO, Paris.

 

 


International Earth and Sky Photo Contest on Dark Skies Importance
The International Year of Astronomy 2009 photography contest is open to anyone of any age, anywhere around the world.

 

 


Starry Skies of America in Life Magazine
LIFE magazine features TWAN images of the starry sky above American landmarks.

 

 


Photo Report: TWAN in Mississippi
The first TWAN exhibition in North America displayed during April 2009 in the University of Mississippi.

 

 


The World at Night in Turin
In March 2009, TWAN started in Italy with a major event at Mirafiori Motor Village in Turin.

 

 


Photo Report: TWAN in Stuttgart Planetarium
TWAN traveling events in Germany for the International Year of Astronomy 2009 continues in Stuttgart.

 

 


Photo Report: Chile Welcomes TWAN
Chile, a country famous for spectacular dark skies, has more stars on display in the form of a traveling TWAN exhibition organized by the European Southern Observatory.

 

 


Photo Report: TWAN Exhibition in Berlin
TWAN traveling events in Germany for the International Year of Astronomy 2009 started with a show and exhibition in Berlin.

 

 


The World at Night Exhibitions on Six Continents
The World at Night exhibitions expand to six continents in March and April 2009

 

 


TWAN Exhibition Opens in East Asia
An exhibition of The World at Night in Seoul, Korea, opens TWAN-IYA2009 events in the country.

 

 


Winners of the Earth and Sky Regional Photo Contest
TWAN bring you the best photos of the Earth and Sky Regional Astrophotography Contest. Astrophotographers from South America and India competed on the best shots of the sky in five different categories.

 

 


AME 2008: The First Exposure in Europe
The third International Astronomy Fair in Germany was the starting point for TWAN exhibitions in Europe.

 

 


TWAN Features in IYA2009 Publications
TWAN's stunning images decorate a NASA 2009 calendar and the Sky & Telescope’s Beautiful Universe 2009 special issue.

 

 


The World at Night Programs Start in India
Night sky photography workshop and exhibition in India marks the beginning of TWAN's major worldwide events for International Year of Astronomy 2009 and beyond.

 

 


Exhibit The World At Night
TWAN calls for the best world-wide venues to host exhibitions and educational events during International Year of Astronomy 2009 and beyond.

 

 


New Event: The Earth and the Sky International Workshop in India
From October 3 to 6 Nehru Planetarium in New Delhi, India will host and organize the first major TWAN event in connection with International Year of Astronomy 2009.

 

 


New Event: The Sky From the Earth in Brittany
The new photo exhibition by TWAN French team member, Laurent Laveder, displays the wonders of night time sky as recorded above the beautiful landscapes of France.

 

 


New Event: "Capturing the Cosmos: A Personal Journey"
A major photo exhibition of TWAN team member, Dennis Mammana will be held from June 21 to August 3 in Southern California.

 

 


New Event: TWAN in National and International Conferences
TWAN and AWB will be presented at three important conferences in the United States -- the International Space Development Conference, and the annual meetings of the Astronomical Society of Pacific and the International Dark Sky Association.

 

 


New Publication: Sharing Astronomy With the World
A feature article in Spring 2008 issue of Mercury magazine describes ambitious aims of Astronomers Without Borders and TWAN project.

 

 


New Publication: Digital Astrophotography
A new photography book by TWAN team member, Stefan Seip, is a wonderful guide to digital astrophotography, both for beginners and serious astrophotographers.

 

 


New Publication: TWAN in French Astronomy
Astronomie, a French magazine for amateur astronomers and general astronomy enthusiasts presents TWAN in the May 2008 issue.

 

 


New Event: TWAN in the Valley of Fire
"America the Beautiful at Night" is a photo exhibition by TWAN American team member, Wally Pacholka, through May 2008 in Nevada's Valley of Fire.

 

 


New Publication: A Tribute to the Day and Night Sky
A new photography book by TWAN team member, Laurent Laveder, discovers the wonders of day time and night time sky as could be seen by naked-eye.

 

 


Sky&Telescope presents TWAN
May 2008 issue of Sky&Telescope introduces The World at Night project with an article and a photo gallery.

 

 


CAP Journal features TWAN
TWAN is featured in the International Astronomical Union CAP Journal of February 2008 issue.

 

 


TWAN is the Special Project of International Year of Astronomy
The World at Night has been designated as IYA2009 Special Project of the International Year of Astronomy 2009.

 

 


APOD Announces TWAN
On Christmas day, 25 December 2007, NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) announced The World At Night project.

 

 


Night Adventure in Monument Valley
A TWAN photographer reports on nights of adventure under starry sky of Monument Valley; one of the America's most rewarding landmarks.

 

 


Planning for International Year of Astronomy 2009
Astronomers Without Borders has been named an Organizational Node for the International Year of Astronomy 2009.

 

 


 

 

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