2019 NSN Outreach Award Pin & Certificate Information

New NSN outreach award pins and certificates are here for your club's hardworking outreach volunteers! Make sure that your club is eligible for pin orders and get ready to award your members for their service. Find details below on:
  • Club eligibility requirements to receive three (3) free outreach award pins
  • How to order additional astronomy outreach award pins for your club's volunteers
  • Download, customize, and print the associated award certificate 

This Year's Theme: 20 Years of Constant Human Presence in Space

Humans have continually crewed the International Space Station since the docking of Expedition 1 on November 2, 2000. Since then an entire generation has been born not knowing a world without humans continually living and working in space. Amateur astronomers have also enjoyed the presence of the ISS (whose first modules were launched into orbit in 1998), whether pointing out a bright pass overhead at a star party or taking unforgettable photos of its silhouette as it transits the Sun or Moon. Hundreds of astronauts from all over the world have crewed the International Space Station, inspiring people to look up and ponder humanity's future in space for over twenty years.We hope these pins help inspire you as you show the wonders of the universe to the next generation; you may inspire the next batch of astronauts who travel to the Moon, Mars and beyond!

Eligibility for Award Pins
Member clubs whose members performed and reported on five (5) or more outreach events in 2019 using the NSN event management system are qualified to receive pins. We do hope that you also report the use of any related NSN toolkit materials or related NASA resources in the event log as well, but that additional requirement is not necessary for pin eligibility this year. We have tips on how to submit event reports using the NSN's online event log system here. We also have tips on how to add events, so that you can then submit reports, here

3 Free Pins

Every club that qualifies will automatically receive three (3) free pins. These free pins will be shipped to your club's preferred shipping address (as listed in your Club's NSN settings under Edit Club-Shipping Address), unless otherwise specified in the order form. Additional pins can be ordered for $2.00 each after completing our initial order form. Shipping is free! PayPal, credit cards, and checks are all accepted. Qualified clubs can order award pins for your club's outreach via the following form: https://forms.gle/FRcs51oDWDfU2Lar6

Shipping Dates and Deadlines

Pins will begin shipping to qualified clubs in the first week of January. Please let us know if you have a need for urgent shipping of pins. We will ship urgent orders as soon as we receive the pins in our office (estimated to be some time during the last week of December), but as the NSN staff will be out during that time for holiday travel, early notice for urgent orders is much appreciated.

Pins must be ordered by February 29, 2020, and all pins will be shipped by early March 2020. Quantities are limited; pins are not guaranteed for orders past this date!

Certificate Downloads

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We have customizable award certificates that you can print to accompany these pins available for download. We recommend saving your choice of certificate to your computer and  using the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to open the file, to prevent possible issues customizing them for your members. There are three varieties of certificate: color, black and white, and borderless for use with custom certificate paper.

If you have any questions, please let us know at nightskyinfo@astrosociety.org. Thank you again!

Last Updated: November 14, 2019
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