2011 GLOBE at Night Telecon with Dr. Connie Walker
On Thursday, January 20, 2011 Night Sky Network members participated in the first of our bimonthly telecons of 2011 with Dr. Connie Walker, who spoke to us about GLOBE at Night campaigns. We heard about the initiatives for dark skies and what clubs, classrooms, and individuals could do to get the word out about light pollution.

Dr. Connie Walker is an astronomer and Senior Science Education Specialist at the National Optical Astronomy Observatory in Tucson, Arizona, Director of the GLOBE at Night campaign, Chair of the International Dark-Sky Association Education Committee, Chair of the IYA2009 Dark Skies Awareness Cornerstone Project and a member of the Board of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.

Find the PowerPoint and more links here:
http://nightsky.jpl.nasa.gov/download-view.cfm?Doc_ID=471

Through the generosity of the National Optical Astronomy Observatory, after each of the two GLOBE at Night campaigns, five Night Sky Network clubs who have held and logged GLOBE at Night events will be entered in a drawing for Dark Sky Kits and include as a bonus a Sky Quality Meter.


Mark your calendars for our next telecon on Thursday, March 24th with Dr. Carolyn Crow on: VIEWS FROM EPOXI: COLORS IN OUR SOLAR SYSTEM on the continuing search by for extra solar planets. Dr. Crow analyzed NASA EPOXI mission data to look at the colors of bodies in our solar system as a baseline of characterizing extrasolar planets.