Calling Generations X and Y

Calling Generations X and Y

Oct 31, 2012

Calling all members of Generations Y and X! Interest in science in the United States is waning. Too many members of Generations X and Y feel supercharged by TV, movie, and video game entertainment but lack substantive interest in reality-based activities as well as interest in anything that’s a serious, intellectual activity. Rather than waiting for a...

Join the fight for amateur astronomy!

Join the fight for amateur astronomy!

Oct 31, 2012

It’s time to get a new generation excited about amateur astronomy. The Astronomy Foundation is a non-profit organization comprising individuals, institutions, clubs, and businesses. Our aim is to spread interest in astronomy to young people who may never have looked through a telescope or realized their place in the cosmos. Through a wide range of activities,...

Astronomy Foundation 2011 Welcome Video

Astronomy Foundation 2011 Welcome Video

Aug 24, 2011

Our President – Dave Eicher – explains the mission and the vision behind the Astronomy Foundation Please check it out:

Newsletter Issue 2, August 2011

Newsletter Issue 2, August 2011

Aug 19, 2011

Welcome to a new phase of astronomy outreach. I’m pleased to let you know that a new slate of officers has been elected for our group, and that several changes have taken place. The first is that our first president, Vic Maris, completed the change of our organization’s name to simply Astronomy Foundation. The group does more than astronomy outreach, and we...

2011 NEAF Coverage

2011 NEAF Coverage

Jun 9, 2011

In April of this year AOF video production crew visited 2011 NEAF – one of the largest Telescope Shows in the world.    We met a great deal of interesting people and made some new friends.  For those of you who missed it, here is the video that gives you a glimpse of what it is like to attend an Astronomy Expo.  We hope to see you all back in New York...

Dark Sky Demonstration

Our good friend, Scott Kardel of Palomar Observatory had put together this short but sweet demonstration on the importance of shielding lights at night. Please check it out:

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