November 13th: Project Astro


Date: November 13th, 2012

Title: Project Astro

Podcaster: Rob Sparks

Organization: NOAO


Description: In this podcast Chuck Dugan describes Project Astro, a nationwide astronomy education program developed by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. He described NOAO’s Project Astro program, the other national sites and their publication the Universe At Your Fingertips.

Bio: Rob Sparks is a science education specialist in the EPO group at NOAO and works on the Galileoscope project (, providing design, dissemination and professional development. He also pens a great blog at

Chuck Dugan is a guide for Kitt Peak’s Nightly Observing Program and the Director of NOAO’s Project Astro.

Today’s Sponsor:  This episode of the 365 Days of Astronomy podcast is sponsored by the National Optical Astronomy Observatory. NOAO is a US national research and development center for ground-based nighttime astronomy. We provide astronomers access to world-class observing facilities on a peer-reviewed basis. Our mission is to engage in programs to develop the next generation of telescopes, instruments, and software tools necessary to enable exploration and investigation through the observable Universe. For information on observing proposals or our public programs, please visit for more information.

Additional sponsorship for this episode of 365 days of astronomy was provided by Clear Skies Observing Guides, a Modern Day Celestial Handbook. skies observing guides, or CSOG, is a new concept in visual amateur astronomy. The observing guides contain thousands of objects to observe through amateur telescopes, with matching tours for GOTO telescopes and matching AstroPlanner plan-files. CSOG allows you to target deep-sky objects and carbon stars you never observed before, night after night. Wishing astronomers around the world: Clear skies..! ”

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