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A year full of eclipses - click to enlarge A year full of eclipses
(Posted April 11, 2014)
2014 promises to be a year full of gorgeous eclipses. Keep your eyes peeled for the first one this April! View News >>

April News: Exciting Update to the NSN Website, and more! - click to enlarge April News: Exciting Update to the NSN Website, and more!
(Posted April 8, 2014)
News for NSN in April, including a huge change for the NSN website and much more. View News >>

Major updates to the Night Sky Network in April - click to enlarge Major updates to the Night Sky Network in April
(Posted April 1, 2014)
A major update is coming the the Night Sky Network; members, check out our latest news below. View News >>

April is Global Astronomy Month - click to enlarge April is Global Astronomy Month
(Posted April 1, 2014)
Welcome to the greatest month of the year, where astronomy is celebrated with special events all month long! View News >>

NSN News: Updates coming to the NSN Website! - click to enlarge NSN News: Updates coming to the NSN Website!
(Posted March 15, 2014)
Updates coming to the look and feel of the Night Sky Network website; Telecon for March has been cancelled; and more! View News >>

ToolKits now shipping to clubs! - click to enlarge ToolKits now shipping to clubs!
(Posted March 1, 2014)
Toolkits are now shipping to clubs that qualified by logging their events in Q4 2013. Did your club log their events? View News >>

InSight into Mars - click to enlarge InSight into Mars
(Posted March 1, 2014)
The Mars InSight mission will be launched in 2016 and will delve into the Martian crust in order to answer vital questions about how rocky planets form. View News >>

NSN News: Feburary 2014 - click to enlarge NSN News: Feburary 2014
(Posted February 11, 2014)
Pins and Toolkits now shipping to NSN clubs; audio and transcripts now available from the NSN GaN telecon, and more member news inside! View News >>

Globe at Night Telecon: Slides and Audio Available - click to enlarge Globe at Night Telecon: Slides and Audio Available
(Posted February 3, 2014)
Connie Walker from Globe at Night joined NSN members for an illuminating talk on the GaN program, and discussed how you can become involved in the fight against light pollution by measuring sky quality. View News >>

Even More Watery Worlds in our Solar System - click to enlarge Even More Watery Worlds in our Solar System
(Posted February 1, 2014)
Ceres joins Europa and Enceladus as a formerly unexpected watery world. Does it also have oceans? View News >>

Congratulations to NSN Award Pin Qualified Clubs - click to enlarge Congratulations to NSN Award Pin Qualified Clubs
(Posted January 1, 2014)
Congratulations and heartfelt thanks to the hardworking clubs in the Night Sky Network community. View News >>

Help discover and classify black holes! - click to enlarge Help discover and classify black holes!
(Posted December 15, 2013)
Galaxy Zoo Radio is a citizen science project where anyone can help find supermassive black holes by sifting through data collected by powerful radio telescopes. You too can get involved; maybe you will discover a powerful black hole! View News >>

Discover the Universe Guides now available! - click to enlarge Discover the Universe Guides now available!
(Posted December 15, 2013)
We are pleased to announce an exciting new resource for Night Sky Network members: Monthly activity guides and sky charts, in both white and red light versions. View News >>

Identifying UFOs - click to enlarge Identifying UFOs
(Posted December 1, 2013)
Believe or not, UFOs and alien spaceships are not the same thing. This article will help you help people identify those strange lights in the sky. View News >>

Track Comet ISON's Dramatic Buildup - click to enlarge Track Comet ISON's Dramatic Buildup
(Posted November 15, 2013)
Comet ISON has suddenly burst in magnitude as it speeds towards its close flyby of our Sun. What will happen next? Find out yourself... View News >>

A good month for comets - click to enlarge A good month for comets
(Posted November 1, 2013)
Comet ISON may be the biggest headliner this month, but there are some surprise visitors that may be visible in our telescopes and binoculars this month and next. View News >>

Spooky Sidewalk Astronomy for Halloween - click to enlarge Spooky Sidewalk Astronomy for Halloween
(Posted October 17, 2013)
Halloween is one of the only times where it is normal to see aliens, monsters, and astronauts walking together! Why not show your little visiting ghouls the night sky for a special treat they won't forget? View News >>

All about Exoplanets - New resources! - click to enlarge All about Exoplanets - New resources!
(Posted September 30, 2013)
Scientists are discovering hundreds, probably even thousands of planets around stars other than our Sun. Learn all about these exciting new discoveries and use these activities, presentations, and handouts to discover more. View News >>

PANOPTES Telecon: Slides and transcripts now available - click to enlarge PANOPTES Telecon: Slides and transcripts now available
(Posted September 26, 2013)
Night Sky Network members joined us on September 24th, 2013 for a fascinating talk with the team behind the Panoptic Astronomical Networked OPtical observatory for Transiting Exoplanets Survey (PANOPTES). Slides and transcripts are now available. View News >>

LADEE Launch Day: September 6 - click to enlarge LADEE Launch Day: September 6
(Posted August 15, 2013)
[Updated with footage of the launch] LADEE is about to start its voyage to the moon-and there are many events to check out to celebrate. View News >>

Prepare for Perseids this August - click to enlarge Prepare for Perseids this August
(Posted August 1, 2013)
The annual Perseid meteor shower is scheduled to peak this August on the 12th and 13th. Cross your fingers for good weather and prepare to be dazzled. View News >>

[UPDATE-See Earth and our Moon] Wave at Saturn on July 19th - click to enlarge [UPDATE-See Earth and our Moon] Wave at Saturn on July 19th
(Posted July 15, 2013)
Did you wave at Saturn-and its chief photographer- on July 19th at 2:27 PST? View News >>

Want to help find space warps? - click to enlarge Want to help find space warps?
(Posted July 1, 2013)
A new community project needs your help in finding images of gravitational lensing. View News >>

Skynet University: Free Astronomy education - click to enlarge Skynet University: Free Astronomy education
(Posted June 17, 2013)
Skynet offers an amazing opportunity for free Astronomy courses with access to multiple telescopes around the world. View News >>

Mercury Rising - click to enlarge Mercury Rising
(Posted June 1, 2013)
Mercury reaches its highest point in the western sky for 2013 this month. View News >>

UPDATE: High Energy Universe Telecon Transcript and Audio - click to enlarge UPDATE: High Energy Universe Telecon Transcript and Audio
(Posted May 30, 2013)
Dr. Cominsky gave a fascinating and extremely informative telecon on May 21st. View News >>

Planets Dancing in the Twilight - click to enlarge Planets Dancing in the Twilight
(Posted May 15, 2013)
Watch the trio of Jupiter, Venus, and Mercury as they perform a celestial tango in the west this month. View News >>

To Europa! - click to enlarge To Europa!
(Posted May 1, 2013)
Seeing Europa up close and from far away... View News >>

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