Reflects contributions received from January 31, 2008 to the present
Publishing Corp. was founded in 1941 by Charles A. Federer Jr. and
Helen Spence Federer, the original editors of Sky & Telescope
magazine. The company's headquarters are in Cambridge, Massachusets,
near the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. In addition
to Sky & Telescope and SkyandTelescope.com, the comany publishes
Night Sky, a bimonthly magazine for beginning astronomers, an annual
magazine called SkyWatch, an annual magazine called Beautiful Universe,
as well as books, star atlases, posters, prints, globes, and other
fine astronomy products.
Sky, first launched as part of Google Earth in August 2007, provides
an exciting way to browse and explore the universe. Now also available
from your web browser at google.com/sky,
you can find the positions of the planets and constellations on
the sky and even watch the birth of distant galaxies. Beyond stargazing,
you can search for stars, planets, and galaxies, browse awe-inspiring
Hubble telescope images, or explore historical maps of the sky.
Especially remarkable is the educational possibility of this new
tool; for more information on how Google Sky can be used in the
classroom visit google.com/educators/geo.
in 1973, Astronomy is the world's best-selling astronomy
magazine. Each month it previews major sky events; offers science
stories covering cosmology, planetary science, and research on stars,
galaxies, and unusual objects like supernovae and black holes; and
provides how-to stories for amateur astronomers on observing, astroimaging,
and telescopes. The magazine's editorial staff is committed to astronomy
outreach and to helping astronomy clubs and organizations. In addition
to the monthly magazine and the magazine's web site, Astronomy.com,
each year the staff produces two special issues and an annual wall
calendar. Astronomy also offers astronomical tours for its
readers, and its editors frequently appear in the media to promote
astronomy and cover star parties and professional meetings. The
magazine is based at Kalmbach Publishing Co. in Waukesha, Wisconsin.
was founded in 2004. The Dutch comparison website helps consumers
to compare products and prices from hundreds of webshops. The goal
of the organization is to inform consumers so they can make a safe
decision and a good deal. Therefore Beslist.nl offers detailed information
on a large range of consumer goods, like specifications and reviews
from experts and consumers. The organization has a special interest
in astronomy and supports the ASP for its goal to teach children
about the universe. Beslist.nl offers over 500 books (English language)
Space Research Association
The Universities Space Research Association was incorporated in
1969 in the District of Columbia as a private nonprofit corporation
under the auspices of the National Academy of Sciences. Institutional
membership in the Association has grown from 49 colleges and universities
when it was founded, to 95 in 2005.
provides a mechanism through which universities can cooperate effectively
with one another, with the government, and with other organizations
to further space science and technology, and to promote education
in these areas. Its mission is carried out through the institutes,
centers, divisions, and programs described on our website at www.usra.edu.
Most of USRA's activities are funded by grants and contracts from
the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
thank our Corporate Affiliates for their annual investment in partnering
with the ASP to improve astronomy education.
The ASP's Corporate Affiliate program is a partnership
between the ASP and the private sector. Corporate Affiliates support
the ASP's efforts to help give educators and outreach professional
the tools they need to raise awareness and generate enthusiasm for
astronomy and science in our schools and communities.