NASA's Night Sky Network

Astronomy clubs bringing the wonders of the universe to the public

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What is the Night Sky Network?

The Night Sky Network is a nationwide coalition of amateur astronomy clubs bringing the science, technology, and inspiration of NASA's missions to the general public. We share our time and telescopes to provide you with unique astronomy experiences at science museums, observatories, classrooms, and under the real night sky.

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The Night Sky Network connects you with others in your area to share in the wonder of astronomy.

Impacts of the Network

Our incredible collection of amateur astronomy clubs bring together the wonder of astronomy and the excitement of NASA missions to their local and regional communities.

- Since 2004, Night Sky Network member clubs have held more than 64,000 events.
- Collectively, our efforts have reached more than 6.9 million people.

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Membership in the Night Sky Network enhances the public outreach astronomy clubs do. It encourages more club members to participate, and increases the confidence of those who do.
NASA/Bill Ingalls

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