What's Up with the Astronomical League - January 2015


The January 2015 issue of the periodic publication “What’s Up With the Astronomical League” is now available and is attached. 

This issues includes:

  • Great idea for promoting Astronomy Societies
  • Staff changes at the A.L. National Office
  • Reminder about the 1/31/2015 deadline for NYAA submissions (with form & instructions included)
  • 2014 Mabel Sterns Newsletter Award Presentation
  • New Years greetings from the League

Download "What's Up with the Astroleague - January 2015" (PDF format, 1 M-Bytes)

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Club Liability Insurance for Astronomical League Clubs

Imagine the challenges and issues faced when finding liability insurance to benefit astronomy clubs across the country. No two clubs are alike: Large club vs. small; city locations vs. rural; and varying club activities – meetings, outreach, and star parties. Can one national insurance source be suitable for all clubs?

Promoting your astronomy club


Your astronomy club offers a special value to your community that no other organization provides. After all, how many other groups experience firsthand the wonder, beauty and mystery of this incredible universe – and happily share their views with the public! Why not produce your own video highlighting your club and amateur astronomy? You just might connect with your community. The Minnesota Astronomical Society did just that, creating an impressive work. They enlisted the talents of a young member who needed a community service project to fulfill the requirements of the Eagle Scout program. After viewing this impressive video, wouldn't you want to become a member of the MAS? http://youtu.be/2PRk_HXGapk

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Astronomy in Chile Educator Ambassadors Program


The Astronomy in Chile Educator Ambassadors Program is now accepting applications!  Here's your chance for that once in a lifetime experience!

The Astronomy in Chile Educator Ambassadors Program (ACEAP https://public.nrao.edu/look-deeper/aceap/ ) is a collaboration between AUI http://www.aui.edu/ , the National Radio Astronomy Observatory https://www.nrao.edu/ , National Optical Astronomy Observatory http://www.noao.edu/, and Gemini Observatory http://www.gemini.edu/, and is supported by the National Science Foundation http://www.nsf.gov (NSF 1439408). The Program brings amateur astronomers, planetarium personnel, and K-16 formal and informal astronomy educators to US astronomy facilities in Chile. While at these facilities, ACEAP Ambassadors will receive extensive training about the instruments, the science, data products, and communicating science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) concepts. When they return home, the Ambassadors will share their experiences and observatory resources with schools and community groups across the US.

The program is open to amateur astronomers, K through college formal and informal educators who teach astronomy as part of their curriculum or program, and planetarium educators, who are U.S. Citizens.


Check it out at - https://public.nrao.edu/look-deeper/aceap

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