Suggestions needed for new organization
Posted 18 December 2012 - 07:39 AM
Posted 18 December 2012 - 03:14 PM
It is from the Astronomical League and will provide some good insight. Here is some more information as well:
Welcome to Cloudy Nights and good luck!
Posted 18 December 2012 - 05:26 PM
2-invite neighbor clubs to your events
3-get some local exposure from the press for events
4-create events of public interest
--a KC club is having an" end of the world" star party this weekend,
-- eclipse or comet events, etc;
--one local club here has a "using your new telescope" star party after xmas
5-schedule regular public star parties
6-invite classes from local schools for events
7-be patience, they will come-
Posted 22 December 2012 - 10:25 PM
Posted 31 December 2012 - 02:36 PM
Thanks for your help.
Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:00 PM
I would start by doing public observing nights at the university. Do some with the moon as it is really popular. Do nights on Saturn, Jupiter and DSO's. At each event, have a signup sheet where people can enter their email address and phone number so you can contact them later about volunteering and future events.
PM me and I will give you my phone number and we can chat if you like.
Posted 07 January 2013 - 10:30 PM
Elections often result in hurt feelings, political 'groupings", and do not further the fun of astronomy. Not saying this works for everybody, but it has worked well with us. We set our board of directors up on the "Carver Model", which gives the CE broad powers. The CE's main job is to line up his eventual successor!