(Updated with extended deadines on 2015-01-08)
NSN club members really make a difference in the public understanding of the universe and we'd like to help you thank those who have gone above and beyond in your club's outreach efforts with the Night Sky Network Star annual award pins.
If your club has logged at least five events held during 2014 where NSN resources were used then your club is eligible to receive the pins. Events must be logged by January 12, 2015 to receive your club’s three free award pins. Additional pins must also be reserved by January 30, 2015, and will have a small charge per pin (see below). You may want to plan an outreach awards ceremony during your February 2015 club meeting to present them to your hard working members.
Club coordinators may reserve pins. First, in order to qualify, please make sure your club's qualifying 2014 outreach events are logged by January 24, 2015. Qualified clubs automatically receive three pins, so you don't need to notify us at all if that number is sufficient. However, make sure your club's shipping information is up to date! Additional pins may be ordered by Club Coordinators for deserving members for $2.00 per pin, including shipping. Please see the details below.
If you are ordering additional pins, please complete the survey on the following page by January 30, 2015 and send payment via the Paypal link on the same page http://bit.ly/nsnpins2015
Pins will start shipping in the middle of January to early orders. All qualified clubs should receive their pins by the middle of February 2015.
We suggest that you select members who helped organize or participated in at least five outreach events during 2014 where NSN resources were used. A lot of clubs like to track volunteer hours, a really useful feature of the NSN website, and use a set amount of hours to give out awards. Your club is welcome to use other criteria as well.
Club coordinators are now able to download the new Certificates of Appreciation from the Night Sky Network website here: http://bit.ly/nsncert2015
2015: The International Year of Light
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