Dennis di Cicco wins NERAL 2015 Walter Scott Houston Award!

Jul
31

It is my great pleasure to announce that, by unanimous vote of the NERAL Executive Committee, the Walter Scott Houston Award of the North East Region of the Astronomical League (NERAL) is being awarded to Dennis di Cicco of Sudbury, Massachusetts at this year's Stellafane Convention in Springfield, Vermont on Saturday evening, August 15, 2015.

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EarthSky partners with the Astronomical League

Jul
30

EarthSky and the Astronomical League have agreed to partner in the years 2016 to 2018 to bring the wonder, beauty, and mystery of the night sky to the public. The partnership was finalized today (July 30,  2015).  John Goss, president of the Astronomical League, said:
The Astronomical League, the nation’s largest federation of astronomical societies, is  proud  to  partner  with  EarthSky  …  We  recognize  the  importance  of  what stargazing  and   amateur  astronomy  offer  to  the  betterment  of  our  society, especially to the benefit of our young.

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Master Observers wanted

Jul
30

If you are a Master Observer, we want you!  The AL has a Master Observer Network set up to answer questions from members and the general public.  It is also a means for the League to talk with you as a group. If you are already on the list - Awesome!  If not, please join us.  

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New Horizons NASA Observing Challenge

Jul
20

This is a reminder that the third NASA Observing Challenge is "On!" (an AL Special Observing Award)
The website:  https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/news/challenges.cfm
The requirements:
        Image Pluto and submit it to the NASA Flicker site.
        Have an outreach event regarding the New Horizons encounter with Pluto.
        Submit the form to NASA.
The reward:
        A NASA/AL certificate.

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