CNYO Joins The NASA Night Sky Network

The Night Sky Network is a nationwide coalition of amateur astronomy clubs bringing the science, technology, and inspiration of NASA’s missions to the general public.

We share our time and telescopes to provide you with unique astronomy experiences at science museums, observatories, classrooms, and under the real night sky.

In our continuing effort to make it easy for CNYers to get outside and observing, Larry Slosberg has set up CNYO as a new member of the NASA Night Sky Network (NSN). The NSN, among its many other benefits to the amateur astronomy community, acts as a conduit through which all of the other astronomy clubs in the U.S. can find each other, see what those other clubs are doing, steal good presentation ideas, find out about NASA-related and club-related events, etc.

You can find our NSN page at: nightsky.jpl.nasa.gov/club-view.cfm?Club_ID=1599

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CNYO and other astronomy clubs gain exposure through an official NASA channel, making it easier for people to find local societies (such as ourselves). The NSN also provides clubs with instructional materials, demos, and varied projects throughout the year so that all of the clubs have science presentations ready-to-go at their events. We also hope that NASA gains by our participation as well – specifically by increasing the number of people interested in astronomy, space science, and science education (and that it certainly us!).


A bit about the Night Sky Network (from youtube).

We’ll be populating our NSN page with our event schedule once it’s finalized (and, if you take a look at the events calendars, you’ll note that the NSN people have already done some of the bookwork of adding astronomically-significant events to the global calendar. A great starting point as you ponder your own observing sessions!). In the meantime, you can learn more about the NSN and keep up-to-date with their activities by checking out the links below:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/nightskynetwork
Twitter: twitter.com/nightskynetwork/
youtube Channel: www.youtube.com/user/NightSkyNetwork

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