Mike Simmons is the Founder and President of Astronomers Without Borders.
Mike frequently travels to countries off the beaten path, such as his December 2012 trip to Iran
for a national star party. In IYA (International Year of Astronomy) 2009, Mike organized the 100 Hours of Astronomy Cornerstone Project
that attracted several million participants during the four day event. Mike has been involved in astronomy
outreach for 40 years, including Mount Wilson Observatory and Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles.
Mike is a Contributing Editor at Sky and Telescope magazine. He has received the
Clifford W. Holmes Award
for a “Major contribution to popularizing astronomy”, and the prestigious
G. Bruce Blair Award
of the Western Amateur Astronomers for “Outstanding contributions to amateur astronomy”.
Astronomers Without Borders (AWB) is a non-profit organization that connects people worldwide through a
common interest in astronomy. Since the founding of AWB in 2007, it has become the largest international
organization connecting amateur astronomers and other space enthusiasts. The signature program of AWB,
Global Astronomy Month, held in April, is the world’s largest annual celebration of
astronomy, with events in more that 140 countries. AWB programs continue to grow
and broaden in scope, with programs for astronomy in the arts, astronomy for the
sight disabled, education in developing countries, and other innovative programs
that bring artists, educators, and other enthusiasts together with astronomers.
Fresh Salmon (with your choice of lemon herb or citrus salsa)
Entree will be served with: mixed green salad, roasted baby red potatoes, veggie, rolls/butter.