IYA Discovery Guides
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Night Sky Network members:
Join the International Year of Astronomy (IYA) celebration and make your
2009 events extra special with IYA Discovery Guides and other unique treats!
The Night Sky Network (NSN), ASP, NSF, NASA, and the IYA USA committee have
teamed up to provide you with:
1. Monthly IYA Discovery Guides
2. A fully searchable online database of Night Sky Network activities
3. Free NASA handouts for Active NSN clubs
4. How to get your club involved
5. Monthly telecons for NSN members
> 1. Monthly IYA Discovery GuidesJoin amateur astronomers worldwide and plan your 2009 events to include the
featured observing object and activity. Download your free IYA Discovery
> 2. A fully searchable online database of Night Sky Network activitiesGo to Night Sky Network and click on "Access NSN Activities" or go here:
And those are just the publicly accessible resources. Log into the NSN and
access more by selecting "Download Astronomy Outreach Resources."
> 3. Free NASA handouts for Active NSN clubsClub Coordinators of Active NSN clubs may request free handouts directly
from NASA and others. Log into NSN and select "Request Outreach
Handouts/Giveaways." To ensure your items arrive in time, place your request at least six to
eight weeks before your event. If yours is an Associate Club, instructions
for re-gaining "Active" status will be displayed when you log in.
> 4. How to get your club involvedWEBMASTERS: Share IYA with all your club members and website visitors.
Place a link on your website to the IYA Discovery Guides and NSN Activities.
Download icons here:
Let us know when you add these to your website!
NEWSLETTER EDITORS: You are welcome to use the article in the Guide in your
Download the official IYA 5-minute video and show it to your club members.
IYA Introduction video:
Play this special IYA song by AstroCappella about Galileo and telescopes.
Shoulders of Giants:
To get your club members started, send them an email with a link to the IYA
Discovery Guides: http://www.astrosociety.org/iya/guides.html
> 5. Monthly telecons for NSN members. Mark your calendars for the firsttwo:
Tuesday, November 18th, 6 pm Pacific:
"How to make an Itty Bitty (sidewalk) Radio Telescope" with Sue Ann
Heatherly of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO).
Thursday, December 11th, 6 pm Pacific:
"IYA 2009 Night Sky Network Kick-off" with Dr. Stephen Pompea, Project
Director for the US IYA Committee and Dr. Andrea Schweitzer, Project Manager of
the USA IYA Committee.
Details on how to participate will be sent the first week of November.
> We'll be announcing more IYA 2009 treats exclusively for NSN m_embersin the coming months.
Feel free to share this email with all your club members.
Join amateur astronomers around the globe as together we connect millions
with the universe.
One Earth. One Sky. Share the discovery!
Marni Berendsen, Vivian White, and Kenneth Frank
Night Sky Network Administrators
Astronomical Society of the Pacific
30.69° N 88.24° W
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