Night Sky Network

Connecting space enthusiasts with the real night sky through local astronomy club events.

Photograph of people with telescopes looking up at the sky

Team Mission

The Night Sky Network (NSN) is a nationwide coalition of amateur astronomy clubs bringing the science, technology, and inspiration of NASA science to their communities. NSN clubs share their time and telescopes to provide the public with unique astronomy experiences at science museums, observatories, classrooms, and under the real night sky. NSN serves as a vital communications and public engagement infrastructure resource for NASA.

NSN amateur astronomers combine a passion for astronomy with a drive to share the night sky with their communities. These tireless volunteers bring their telescopes and activities out to thousands of schools, parks and sidewalks across the country. We are honored to support their work with relevant NASA materials.

Vivian White

Vivian White

What does your team hope to achieve?

The Night Sky Network connects interested space enthusiasts with the real night sky through local astronomy clubs and events. Astronomy clubs are supported with the latest in NASA research, outreach, and education materials. Building on more than a decade of club support, we provide activities designed for use in astronomy club settings, offer webinars on the latest NASA science, and support club event planning with an extensive calendar of events across the country. All materials are freely available, linking individuals with their local astronomy clubs and offering a catalog of outreach materials and archived webinars on a plethora of observing topics. We continue to increase our support and offerings to clubs dedicated to astronomy outreach, as well as connect them with NASA programs and missions.

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