Results of the Survey: Amateur Astronomers in 2021

(Credit: David Buchla - Nevada County Astronomers)
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More than 900 of you told us about you astronomy interests, club activities, and public engagement, both during the pandemic and beyond.
NASA values amateur astronomers' dedication to public engagement in our communities and wants to understand how to better serve the needs of enthusiasts and astronomy clubs. The Night Sky Network has supported astronomy clubs since 2004 with outreach resources, club management tools, and monthly science webinars.

photo of a wooden sunspotter instrument Congratulations to the winners, randomly selected from more than 900 responses. Julian Shull, John Holleran, and Bob Andersonreceived thank-you prizes in October 2021. 

We look forward to working together with you, our community, to implement some of the suggestions from the survey and focus groups in the coming years. Stay tuned for more information here nad in upcoming newsletters. 

Last Updated: Dec 3, 2021

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