The ASP primarily serves amateur astronomers through the NASA Night Sky Network
The NASA Night Sky Network is a community of hundreds of astronomy clubs across the U.S.A. that share their time and telescopes to provide the public with unique astronomy experiences.
Are your club’s events on the Night Sky Network calendar?
The ASP meets the needs of amateur astronomers doing outreach in a variety of ways.
- Browse our warehouse of astronomy activities and demos designed for amateur astronomers!
- Grow your astronomy club. Tips to recruit & retain diverse members & more!
- Want to show people the sky? Start with these outreach training videos.
- Join the Night Sky Network to receive free Outreach ToolKits and more.
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The Night Sky Network is sponsored and supported by:
- NASA/JPL’s Exoplanet Exploration public engagement program, publicly known as PlanetQuest. The Exoplanet Exploration Program encompasses several of NASA’s extra-solar planet-finding missions, including the Keck Interferometer, the Large Binocular Telescope Interferometer (LBTI), Kepler, and the NASA Exoplanet Science Institute. Learn more about PlanetQuest: http://planetquest.jpl.nasa.gov/
- NASA’s Kepler Discovery Mission, NASA Grant NAG 2-6066 to SETI Institute. http://kepler.nasa.gov/
- Center for Science Education at the UC Berkeley Space Sciences Laboratory http://cse.ssl.berkeley.edu/cms/
- NASA Science Mission Directorate under EPOESS Grant Number NNX10AE71G
- Virtual Planet Laboratory http://depts.washington.edu/naivpl/
- Space Science Institute for Interactive Learning http://www.nc4il.org/
- NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/WISE/main/index.html
- NASA Solar System Exploration: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/educ/
- Space Telescope Science Institute: http://www.stsci.edu/portal/
- NASA Education and Public Outreach at Sonoma State University: GLAST, Swift and XMM-Newton missions http://epo.sonoma.edu
- Suzaku Mission E/PO Program at NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center http://suzaku-epo.gsfc.nasa.gov
- The non-profit Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP), one of the nation’s leading organizations devoted to astronomy and space science education, developed and is managing the Night Sky Network in cooperation with NASA. Learn more about the ASP: http://www.astrosociety.org
Night Sky Network services are based upon work partially supported by the Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings (DRL) of the National Science Foundation under Grant Numbers DRL-0638873 and DRL-0813528. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.