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Sharing the Universe

The Sharing the Universe Project

Sharing the Universe Video Series:
Outreach Training and Growing Your Astronomy Club

Astronomy Activities


The Night Sky Network Services benefit hundreds of astronomy clubs across the country.


Sharing the Universe is a joint project between the ASP and the Institute for Learning Innovation funded by the National Science Foundation’s Informal Science Education division. The project is based on the fact that many amateur astronomers (often as members of astronomy clubs) regularly volunteer their time to share their knowledge, passion, and enjoyment of the sky. But even the most enthusiastic and energetic amateur can encounter difficulty when trying to establish or invigorate EPO initiatives in his or her astronomy club.

The Sharing the Universe project’s objective is to research the culture of astronomy clubs and identify solutions to address the challenges to effective and sustained public outreach.

More background on this project

Project research objectives


National Science Foundation logoSharing the Universe is based upon work supported by the Informal Education Division of the National Science Foundation under award number 0638873. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation