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ASP E-Newsletter


October 2011

Support the ASP through the Combined Federal Campaign.

ASP 2011 Fall Appeal.

Meeting Alert.

Bay Area Science Festival.

Free Online Astronomy Workshop for Interpreters from Parks & Nature Centers.

SOFIA Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors (AAA) Cycle 1 Application Opportunity.

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Support the ASP through the Combined Federal Campaign

ASP is a member of the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) for federal employees (CFC#: 10651). Individual members' and supporters' CFC gifts to the ASP throughout the year directly support our many educational and outreach programs to advance science literacy. Please consider this convenient avenue as a way to support the Society. Thank you for being there for us, as we work together to continue the good work in which we all believe, inspiring and engaging the next generation thorough astronomy!

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ASP 2011 Fall Fund Drive

ASP 2011 Fall Appeal

"In today's world, where the things we do often seem to lead to unintended consequences, isn't it nice to know that generosity remains one of those acts where intended consequences can still result? It is to provide such intended consequences that we ask for your generous support in our annual fall appeal."

Read the full Fall Appeal letter from ASP Executive Director James Manning. Consider making a gift today.

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Meeting Alert

Save the dates and join us in Tucson, Arizona, Aug. 4-8 for the 2012 ASP annual conference. Watch for more details in the coming weeks and months as we plan the conference around the theme of communicating science. We'll hope to see you there!

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Bay Area Science Festival

Bay Area Science Festival is created by the Bay Area's science, educational, and cultural institutions and organized by University of California San Francisco. Find out more about the astronomical observing events happening all over the Bay Area on Saturday, November 5, the Bay Area Star Party! Look for the ASP's booth at the Festival Finale at AT&T Park in San Francisco on November 6 from 11am to 4pm.

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Free Online Astronomy Workshop for Interpreters from Parks & Nature Centers

Applications are now being accepted for the upcoming Sky Rangers Workshop, taking place January 23 - March 16, 2012. This free online workshop provides materials and training for interpreters and outdoor educators who want to learn how to tell the story of the sky and bring the excitement of astronomy to their audiences. Apply online by November 30. Find more information and the application on this page: http://www.afguonline.org/mod/resource/view.php?id=1857

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SOFIA Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors (AAA) Cycle 1 Application Opportunity

Applications will be accepted October 3 - November 15, 2011.
Cycle 1 science flights are expected to take place from mid-2012 to mid-2013.

The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) is a 747SP aircraft carrying a 2.5 meter-diameter telescope dedicated to astronomical research. The telescope, associated equipment, and observing team are in the pressurized main cabin. AAA program participants will fly on overnight missions, at altitudes of up to 45,000 feet, in the main cabin.

This is a unique opportunity for formal and informal educators to be involved in frontier astronomy research as partners with scientists on SOFIA flights.

Educators must apply as teams of two which are required to include at least one active grade 6 - 12 classroom science teacher (formal educator). The second team member may be a science, math, or technology teacher at elementary, middle or secondary level, or an informal (e.g. science museum, planetarium) educator.

For further details, application requirements, and access to the application forms, please visit: http://www.seti.org/epo/SOFIA

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