Second Round of 2011 GLOBE at Night (GaN) Kits & SQM's

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.

Congratulations to these five NSN clubs for entering on the NSN Calendar and logging their respective GaN events.


Astronomical Society of Northern New England of Maine
Burbank Sidewalk Astronomers of California
Norman North Astronomy Club of Oklahoma
South Florida Amateur Astronomers Association
Tatem Observatory Outreach Group of New Jersey

There's still one more chance to win! Hold your GLOBE at Night events between March 22 - April 4, 2011. Here's how:

a. Download the GaN Activity Packet:
http://www.globeatnight.org/pdf/M-GaNActivityPacket_Family_2011_N_Leo_Color.pdf
(featuring Leo)

b. Record your measurements here:
http://www.globeatnight.org/report.html

c. When you log your event on Night Sky Network, under Topics Covered, check off "Globe at Night (GaN)" and your event will be entered in the drawing.

Your GaN events held March 22 - April 4, 2011, must be logged on Night Sky Network by April 6th to be entered into the drawing for one of five GLOBE at Night (GaN) Kits with Sky Quality Meter. DRAWING WILL BE HELD ON APRIL 7th.

For more information on the GLOBE at Night campaigns:
http://www.globeatnight.org


Mark your calendars for our next telecon on Thursday, March 24th with Carolyn Crow on: VIEWS FROM EPOXI: COLORS IN OUR SOLAR SYSTEM on the continuing search by for extra solar planets.
http://nightsky.jpl.nasa.gov/club/news-display.cfm?News_ID=406

Carolyn analyzed NASA EPOXI mission data to look at the colors of bodies in our solar system as a baseline of characterizing extrasolar planets.