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Re: We are looking for a few (tons) of good people. new [Re: skyward_eyes]
      #4500243 - 04/06/11 11:39 AM

Let me rephrase, a membership of 50K that can get info to them in a few seconds due to an online database.

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Re: We are looking for a few (tons) of good people. new [Re: Astronomics]
      #4500996 - 04/06/11 05:30 PM

cloud computing of sorts

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Re: We are looking for a few (tons) of good people. new [Re: zerro1]
      #4501317 - 04/06/11 08:03 PM

Definitely curious about all of this. Timing couldn't have been better. I've been starting Astronomy outreach efforts within the local school system here, and helping where I can with WSSP and other events. I'm getting the general idea of what's being unveiled here and looking forward to hearing more. An easy to use network for people to interface quickly through is absolutely the way to go in this day and age.

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Re: We are looking for a few (tons) of good people. new [Re: DaemonGPF]
      #4501351 - 04/06/11 08:21 PM

Standing by, awaiting further orders

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Re: We are looking for a few (tons) of good people. new [Re: Steve Fisher]
      #4501735 - 04/07/11 12:02 AM

If you need some tropical representation, count me in. I can try to coordinate any activity with my local group, the Caribbean Society of Astronomy.

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Re: We are looking for a few (tons) of good people. new [Re: gustavo_sanchez]
      #4503167 - 04/07/11 04:12 PM

I want to hear about the bicycle trailer idea. Summertime there's no place to park at the beach where I like to set up for outreach, and it's only a mile away. :-)

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Re: We are looking for a few (tons) of good people. new [Re: tedbnh]
      #4504047 - 04/07/11 11:44 PM

Tulsa and local areas ready.

jerry


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Re: We are looking for a few (tons) of good people. new [Re: Astronomics]
      #4506916 - 04/09/11 12:17 PM

Quote:

Let me rephrase, a membership of 50K that can get info to them in a few seconds due to an online database.




I’m certainly excited about anything that supports Astronomy outreach. I look forward to what this effort has to offer.

At Kopernik Observatory near Binghamton NY ( link ) we have been doing outreach since 1974, and now have a $2 mil science center with RC20, C14, and AP 6-inch scopes under domes, plus other scopes like 8-inch Dobs. Just last night we had a public program featuring a post Doc researcher from Cornell U discussing “cutting edge astronomy”. The week before, we had an Astronomy professor from Binghamton U who presented a program on the latest in IR astronomy.

The NASA Night Sky Network ( link ), supported by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, has a membership that must include hundreds of astronomy clubs. In addition to their information and scheduling website connected with NASA, they offer free educational kits developed by ASP specifically for amateur astronomers giving public programs. The kits are excellent, and provide free components like lenses, DVDs, posters, etc. The NASA NSN also offers (for members) free call-in web presentations by professional astronomers, that include download PowerPoints, etc. The phone calls are free to members.


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Re: We are looking for a few (tons) of good people. new [Re: George N]
      #4507058 - 04/09/11 01:19 PM

Hey guys,
Thanks for all the tips and offers for help. We will keep everyone updated as to what is coming. After NEAF, a lot more information will be passed on, etc.

Thanks!


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Re: We are looking for a few (tons) of good people. new [Re: Jason B]
      #4511348 - 04/11/11 02:21 PM

Recently, we had a star party in Maunabo, Puerto Rico. It was a very nice ocassion and if there is any way our activities can become linked to your effort please let us know.

Astronomy Society of the Caribbean - Maunabo Star Party


Edited by gustavo_sanchez (04/11/11 02:24 PM)


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Re: We are looking for a few (tons) of good people. new [Re: okiestarman56]
      #4515088 - 04/13/11 09:33 AM

Quote:

Tulsa and local areas ready.

jerry




Second that.

Hi Jerry!


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Re: We are looking for a few (tons) of good people. new [Re: Tim Gilliland]
      #4515876 - 04/13/11 03:41 PM

a membership of 50K? sounds expensive! and could not find where to buy it on the host web site, is it special order?

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Re: We are looking for a few (tons) of good people. new [Re: ottovonrotton]
      #4516893 - 04/14/11 12:44 AM

You got my attention.

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Re: We are looking for a few (tons) of good people. new [Re: Tim Gilliland]
      #4522427 - 04/16/11 04:31 PM

I sure do miss my Tulsa area astro-buddies! I moved out here to North Carolina back in 2003 and have never found a group like the Tulsa Astronomy Club. The Mid-Atlantic Star Party here in NC has been great, but I've always had regrets that I never made it out to Okie-Tex back when I lived in Tulsa.
Regardless, count me in for outreach activities. I've been working with a local middle school where my wife teaches here in Greensboro for the last couple of school years with monthly observing sessions. Should be fun!
Clear Skies all!


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Re: We are looking for a few (tons) of good people. new [Re: skyward_eyes]
      #4527613 - 04/18/11 09:10 PM

OK. I'm in. Our club does a great deal of outreach each year. Would be fun to coordinate our efforts. Had a chance yesterday at the local "Earth Day" celebration. Showed a lot of folks what the spots look like on our local star. Lot of fun.

Fred


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Re: We are looking for a few (tons) of good people. new [Re: justfred]
      #4528222 - 04/19/11 03:24 AM

I'm confused, on Page-1 of the thread, we were advised that checking out the Astronomics booth at NEAF would reveal more info.

So a couple of us online via the CN NEAF webcam asked about this, but the on-camera CN crew didn't know much about this..,

When do we get more information?

Regards,

skybsd


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Re: We are looking for a few (tons) of good people. new [Re: skybsd]
      #4528543 - 04/19/11 09:25 AM

We are in the process of linking websites, etc. so that information is easier to pass along. The main thing the network is for is to get information, "how to's", program recommendations and more out to the various participants. I hope to have all of this up here on Cloudy Nights as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience.

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Re: We are looking for a few (tons) of good people. new [Re: Jason B]
      #4529187 - 04/19/11 01:31 PM

Hi Jason,
Understood - thanks for the update

Regards,

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Re: We are looking for a few (tons) of good people. new [Re: skybsd]
      #4529273 - 04/19/11 02:11 PM

I'll be on stand by.

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Re: We are looking for a few (tons) of good people. [Re: LBartolomei]
      #4529440 - 04/19/11 03:18 PM

Intrigued...

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