[Chaos-l] Fwd: Telecon, Eclipse, and a Transit
rtphokie at gmail.com
Tue Nov 8 22:59:55 EST 2011
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From: <nightskyinfo at astrosociety.org>
Date: Tue, Nov 8, 2011 at 10:56 AM
Subject: Telecon, Eclipse, and a Transit
To: rtphokie at gmail.com
What does the coming year look like for your club? Take a look at some
of the exciting opportunities to participate in transits, eclipses,
and citizen science. How are you going to get involved?
1) Robots on the Moon? Join us for the exclusive NSN Telecon on Nov 17th
2) Venus Transit 2012: Last Time in Our Lifetime - Are you sharing it?
3) The Moon Disappears in Earth's Shadow: Dec 10th
4) ASP 2012 Awards Nominations are now open!
5) InOMN winners
>1) Robots on the Moon? Join us for the exclusive NSN Telecon on Nov 17th
A new generation of robotic lunar explorers is revolutionizing our
understanding of the Moon. Join us as we hear from Brian Day about
exciting new missions and citizen science projects. Find out more
>2) Venus Transit 2012: Last Time in Our Lifetime - Are you sharing it?
Has your club made plans to hold an event on June 5, 2012 yet? That's
the last Venus Transit for anyone alive today. You are among the few
who can offer ways for the people in your community to observe the
Transit safely. Login to post your Venus Transit events here:
As a bonus for active NSN clubs, a brand new ToolKit all about the Sun
will be arriving in time to use at your public Venus Transit (and
solar!) viewing event.
>3) The Moon Disappears in Earth's Shadow: Dec 10th
Serve coffee to your neighbors as you watch the Moon set, eclipsed in
Earth's shadow, the morning of Saturday, December 10th. Then turn
around and watch the Sun rise. Show them why eclipses happen using the
activity from the Shadows & Silhouettes ToolKit:
No matter where you are, you can join a webcast with Star Gazers,
featuring NSN member Dean Regas from the Cincinnati Observatory.
Details on the eclipse:
>4) ASP 2012 Awards Nominations are now open!
The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) is accepting nominations
for the Society's 2012 awards. Nominations are welcomed until December
15. Recipients receive a cash award and engraved plaque, as well as
travel and lodging to accept the award at the Society's 124th annual
Among the awards is the Las Cumbres Amateur Outreach Award that seeks
to honor outstanding educational outreach by an amateur astronomer.
Three out of the last four awardees were Night Sky Network members!
>5) InOMN Winners
Thanks so much to everyone who held events for the International
Observe the Moon Night on October 8th. Congratulations to the randomly
selected winners of the Moon Globes and Filters:
Gloucester Area Astronomy Club in Rockport, MA
Miami Valley Astronomical Society in Bellbrook, OH
Oklahoma City Astronomy Club in Oklahoma
Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit in California
Statesboro Astronomy Club in Georgia
May your return from daylight savings time be smooth and may you enjoy
many clear, dark skies this autumn.
Marni, Vivian, and Jessica
Night Sky Network Administrators
Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Night Sky Network: http://nightskynetwork.org
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