Three Million people reached!
Jerelyn Ramirez presents a demo at the Fall River Star Party for the Kansas Astronomical Observers
Photo courtesy Paul  Ramirez of the KAO


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 awesome club members! 

Hardworking and enthusiastic club members have hosted or participated in many types of events: star parties, telescope making workshops, school science fairs, festivals, conferences, BBQs (or "Star-B-Q"s), scout group activities, Maker Faires, even steam train trips out to dark observing sites! 

The three millionth visitor came to the Fall River Star Partyhosted by the Kansas Astronomical Observers. According to KAO member Jerelyn Ramirez, over one hundred visitors attended their gathering at the Fall River State Park Campgrounds to look through telescopes at Mars, Saturn, Comet Jacques, and other deep-sky wonders. Visitors were also treated to two presentations on "Sun-Like Stars" and the Moon. Best of all, the park ranger treated guests to handmade home-made ice cream! 

Three millions visitors down, and millions more yet to come! Thank you all, and may you enjoy clear skies.


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