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Amateur Astronomy

The NASA Night Sky Network is a community of more than 400 astronomy clubs across the U.S. that share their time and telescopes to engage the public with unique astronomy experiences. The ASP provides training and materials to enhance clubs’ outreach activities, and inspires more than two million people through their participation in 20,000+ plus events.

Are your club’s events on the Night Sky Network calendar?


The ASP meets the needs of amateur astronomers doing outreach in a variety of ways.

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Additional Resources

Distant Suns for iOS

Distant Suns for Android

Distant Suns for Desktops


Love the Night Sky

The Night Sky Network is sponsored and supported by:

  • The ASP, a 501cs nonprofit organization dedicated to astronomy and science education, developed and is managing the Night Sky Network in cooperation with NASA. Help us maintain and grow this unique grassroots astronomy program. Please click here to lend your financial support!
  • NASA/JPL’s Exoplanet Exploration public engagement program, publicly known as PlanetQuest. The Exoplanet Exploration Program encompasses several of NASA’s extra-solar planet-finding missions, including the Keck Interferometer, the Large Binocular Telescope Interferometer (LBTI), Kepler, and the NASA Exoplanet Science Institute. Learn more about PlanetQuest:
  • NASA’s Kepler Discovery Mission, NASA Grant NAG 2-6066 to SETI Institute.
  • NASA Science Mission Directorate under EPOESS Grant Number NNX10AE71G