The Global Star Party, originally called the "Virtual Star Party", is an initiative of the Explore Alliance, originally in response to the cancellations of traditional star parties, and conferences for the amateur astronomy community.
Astronomers, both professional and amateur, are skilled in using the Internet to communicate and share their data, knowledge, and experiences. Technology in broadcasting and simulcasting over the Internet has matured, and now virtually anyone with an Internet connection can watch and participate.
What we have learned since our first weekly broadcast on August 4th, 2020, is that this is the only way to conduct a live, interactive, global astronomy event. Today the Global Star Party is simulcast on Facebook, YouTube, Twitch, and Twitter.
Explore Alliance Live Virtual Star Party I - August 4th, 2020