Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Sidewalk Astronomers Photo Albums
If you check on the Gallery page, you'll see that we have the photo album embedded. Please upload your photos. So many
people send them to us and we just can't keep up, if you will upload your own photos, it will be great.
7:01 pm est
Thursday, January 15, 2009
6:39 pm est
Since it is the beginning of the year - and such a busy year, we are trying to do some long needed organization.
If you or your local club does public sidewalk astronomy and you want to be listed as a contact in your
area, please let me know. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
with"contact page" in the subject and I'll get you posted.
If you are already listed as a contact,
please check your information to see that it is current. If changes need to be made, do the same as far as the email and subject
If anyone knows of an inexpensive, easy to use program that will automatically check
links and notify you of bad ones, please let me know. Otherwise, if you have some free time, check out our links and again
- sned an email with "bad links" in the subject line.
I have added everyone from our
email history to our email list to be sure that we have everyone registered. It would be great if everyone updated thier profiles
so that we have information we need for upcoming projects. For example, if you are an ATM'er, we're working on starting
some amateur clubs in Africa and could use your knowledge to modify the telescope plans to use the materials they can easily
Saturday, January 3, 2009
6:19 pm est
The International Year of Astronomy is here! Dawn of IYA2009, organized by the IYA2009 Solar Physics Task Group was held on Jan 1, 2009. Dawn participants
started the year off right by taking solar telescopes to public places and showing a close-up of the first sunrise of 2009
to as many people as possible. See the reports and some great pictures of Dawn events on its blog at http://dawn-iya2009.blogspot.com/ . Pictures show observing
events India, Indonesia, Brazil, Spain, USA, Iraq, Portugal, Nepal, New Zealand and Australia.
Ricardo Reis of the Solar Physics Task Group for starting and organizing Dawn of IYA2009.
If anyone isn't receiving the Sidewalk Astronomers newsletters, I have posted a few on the newsletter
page of this website in pdf form so that you can see what has been happening in the past. I have also posted another sign
up box on that page.
Hours Website is LIVE! www.100hoursofastronomy.org is now up and you can start posting to the forums and will be able to
register events in the next coming days.