[Adapted from NYSkies acceptance letter for Night Sky
This is to notify you that NYSkies Astronomy Inc has
show as an active member of the Night Sky Network in the Club Directory.
You will have
access to the Night Sky Network Discussion Board and
All these functions are accessed from the Club
Your first Outreach ToolKit, Shadows &
Silhouettes, will be
After NYSkies has been a member for at least three
months and club
Congratulations and thank you for your dedication to
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NYSKIES ASTRONOMY INC CHOSEN BY NASA TO DO PUBLIC OUTREACH ======================================================== NEW YORK, NY, 2007 April 4
NYSkies Astronomy Inc, located on Manhattan in New York City, has been selected by NASA to be a member of the Night Sky Network, a nationwide coalition of home-based astronomy societies committed to sharing their time, telescopes, and enthusiasm for astronomy with their local communities. NYSkies will soon receive its first Outreach ToolKit from NASA. Entitled "Shadows and Silhouettes", the kit is designed to help astronomers answer questions about how scientists study eclipses, transits, and occultatins. NYSkies will use the Outreach ToolKit at public astronomy activities catering to students of all ages. Membership in the Night Sky Network includes training for NYSkies members, special opportunities for working with NASA scientists and educators, access to a dedicated website for communicating with other Night Sky Network participants, and public recognition by NASA for their outreach activities. "NASA is very excited to be working closely with the amateur astronomy community", said Michael Greene, head of public engagement for NASA's Navigator Program based at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. "Amateur astronomers want more people to look at the sky and understand astronomy, and so do we. We have a strong commitment to inspiring the next generation of explorers. Lending support to the energy that the amateur astronomy community brings to students and the public will allow NASA to reach many more people." For more information go to 'nightsky.jpl.nasa.gov'. To find out about the schedule of programs sponsored by NYSkies, contact NSN Coordinator Stephen Lieber at 'firstname.lastname@example.org' or visit 'www.nyskies.org'. The Night Sky Network is sponsored and supported by JPL's PlanetQuest public engagement program, NASA's Origins Forum and Structure and Evolution of the Universe Form, and the SETI Institute under NASA Grant NAG 2-6066 for the Kepler Mission. PlanetQuest is a part of JPL's Navigator Program, which encompasses several of NASA's extra-solar planet-finding missions, including the Keck Interferometer, the Space Interferometry Mission (SIM), the Terrestrial Planet Finder (TPF), the Large Binocular Telescope Interferometer (LBTI), and the Michelson Science Center (MSC).
Last updated on 28 November 2007
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