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    Fly with SOFIA in 2015!

    Want to fly with one of the most advanced telescopes in the world? The SOFIA airborne observatory is now accepting applications for Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors (AAA) program for educators of all kinds-from teachers, informal educators at libraries or science centers, and yes-amateur astronomers! The full details and press announcement can be found inside.

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    Telecon: Global Pairing Program (Audio now available)

    NSN Members joined Leo Heiland and Mike Simmons from Astronomers Without Borders for a telecon on November 18th, 2014. They discussed the latest initiative from the AWB, the Global Pairing Program: linking together clubs from around the world with clubs in the USA. NSN members enjoyed a lively Q&A session at the end with more details on this excellent outreach program.

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    NSN News for November 2014

    The latest news from the Night Sky Network for November including: a new telecon for NSN members with Astronomers Without Borders on an exciting new initiative for clubs around the world; a reminder to log your events to get more ToolKits and win a chance to get a quarterly prize; links to featured articles and resources.

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    Landing on a Comet

    Comets have long been mysterious objects of astronomical wonder to mankind, who gazed in wonder and feared their approach.

    History will be made on November 12: the ESA's Rosetta probe will send a small lander, Philae, down to the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, becoming the first spacecraft to safely land on a comet!

    What will we discover?

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    Safe Solar Eclipse Viewing

    Want to safely observe the Sun during the upcoming eclipse? We have a few tips on how to do so without endangering your most useful observing tool-your eyesight!

    You can use many tools, from simple, cheap, and and safe eclipse shades and solar viewers, to sunspotters, pinhole projection, and special telescopes and glass filters.

    Find out what methods you can employ in here!

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    Find International Partners for Your Clubs!

    Astronomers Without Borders is hosting a global pairing program for astronomy clubs, matching clubs around the world with clubs in the United States. Find out more in our special article for Night SkyNetwork members.

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    October: Full of Astronomical Wonders

    This month brings lucky viewers in North America a full lunar and partial solar eclipse, meteor showers, a great view of an ice giant, and more!

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    [UPDATE] September Telecon: Cosmological Insights from Gravitational Lensing

    NSN members ioined Dr. Mandeep Gill from SLAC as he discussed his topic: Cosmological Insights from Gravitational Lensing, or How Herr Doktor Einstein Can Come to the Rescue and Help Us Solve the Grandest Mystery in Modern-Day Physics. Audio and slides from the talk are now available!

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    Three Million people reached!

    Congratulations to all member clubs of the Night Sky Network on reaching a major milestone: three million people have now been shown the wonders of astronomy by your hard working club members!

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    Take the Future of Amateur Astronomers Survey

    The Night Sky Network is doing a new survey of amateur astronomers located in the United States. We are attempting to understand the landscape of educational outreach performed by astronomy clubs and assess the needs of the amateur astronomy community for the next 5 years. We want to hear your voice!

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    Sunspotters Relaunched: Help Classify Sunspots!

    The Zooniverse has just relaunched their Sunspotters project. You can help classify complex sunspots!

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    So far and yet so hot

    July 3rd marks aphelion, the day the Earth is the greatest distance from the Sun. So, why is it so hot in the northern hemisphere? Well, because the seasons have nothing to do with Earth's distance from the Sun!

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    NSN News: June 2014

    The latest news from the Night Sky Network for June 2014! Take a survey for a new ToolKit, prizewinners announced, and more news and updates!

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    ASP Prizewinners Announced

    Congratulations are in store for Dan Kaminsky of the TSA Astronomers and NSN member club, who has received the prestigious Las Cumbres Amateur Outreach Award for outstanding outreach by an amateur astronomer!

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    Congratulations to the NSN clubs who won Q1 Prizes!

    Ten lucky clubs who logged their events from January-March 2014 won the latest NSN prize!

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    Check out all of the visible planets while you can!

    Late May and early June feature a fantastic month for lovers of the original naked-eye planets. Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn are all visible over the course of one night.

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    What does NASA science do for me?

    NASA science may seem to be focused on the stars, but it all comes back down to Earth in some surprising ways. Find out more via NASA Spinoff.

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    How do we see inside of a planet's crust?

    How do we know what makes up a planet? The upcoming InSight mission to Mars will use some clever detective work to help us figure out what is inside of our neighbor.

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    Telecon: The New Night Sky Network (Follow up- Video now available)

    There are big updates coming to the Night Sky Network webpage. Join us to find out what they are so you can prepare for this transition.

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    A year full of eclipses

    2014 promises to be a year full of gorgeous eclipses. Keep your eyes peeled for the first one this April!

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    April News: Exciting Update to the NSN Website, and more!

    News for NSN in April, including a huge change for the NSN website and much more.

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    Major updates to the Night Sky Network in April

    A major update is coming the the Night Sky Network; members, check out our latest news below.

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    April is Global Astronomy Month

    Welcome to the greatest month of the year, where astronomy is celebrated with special events all month long!

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    NSN News: Updates coming to the NSN Website!

    Updates coming to the look and feel of the Night Sky Network website; Telecon for March has been cancelled; and more!

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    ToolKits now shipping to clubs!

    Toolkits are now shipping to clubs that qualified by logging their events in Q4 2013. Did your club log their events?

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