Global Astronomy Month starts today, April the 1st. An initiative of Astronomers without Borders to raise awarness of our night skies, there will be star parties, image competitions and more. See the Global Astronomy Month homepage for more information, follow the Australian GAM facebook page, or visit the IceInSpace GAM page.
To start off, there’s an online Messier Marathon at 18:00 hours UT on
April 1, (that’s 4 am April 2, AEST) UPDATE: Due to bad weather the Messier marathion will be held on April 10.