Night Sky Network
- Last Updated: 17 July 2013
Registering on the Night Sky Network is one of the benefits of membership in the LAAS. Only members of astronomy clubs are permitted to register on the web site. NSN is a national registry of amateur astronomy clubs created by NASA and JPL.
LAAS utilizes the NSN to maintain our club's Calendar of Events including all Outreach Program events and our club's social events. Once you log on and click on an event on the calendar, you will discover that each event has details such as the current weather, location address and directions, a current sky chart, time of sunset and the moon phase. You will also find at times, specific driving directions, parking instructions and traffic conditions, and any other information that a NSN Coordinator adds for your convenience. All of the NSN Coordinators are either past or present Board members of the LAAS. NSN also invites all registrants to monthly telecons for members only featuring some of the best astronomy educators in the country.
All of the information that astronomy groups provide by logging club events on NSN help NASA, JPL and NSN receive funding for their astronomy programs. Your participation on NSN will help keep our space program alive!
In return for logging our club's astronomy events, the Night Sky Network sends the LAAS free astronomy and science handout material to use at our star parties and outreach events. We also receive free astronomy toolkits that can be used for all of our outreach events and star parties.
Please visit the Night Sky Network and register to become a participant.