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Our Mission


At the Astronomy Foundation we are working hard to expand astronomy awareness to millions of new people around the globe, especially young minds, through outreach, education, and technology.

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Our Mission


At the Astronomy Foundation we are working hard to expand astronomy awareness to millions of new people around the globe, especially young minds, through outreach, education, and technology.

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Outreach


Personal outreach is one of the best ways to create new fans of astronomy.  And, there is no better way to develop an appreciation for the cosmos than to get out under the stars with others.  

The bulk of our outreach efforts are behind two exciting programs - a gigantic annual star party, workshops, and vendor expo held in Southern California every year as well as providing planning guides, content, and materials to organizers of local star parties and sidewalk astronomy events.

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Outreach


Personal outreach is one of the best ways to create new fans of astronomy.  And, there is no better way to develop an appreciation for the cosmos than to get out under the stars with others.  

The bulk of our outreach efforts are behind two exciting programs - a gigantic annual star party, workshops, and vendor expo held in Southern California every year as well as providing planning guides, content, and materials to organizers of local star parties and sidewalk astronomy events.

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Education


We believe that becoming a fan of astronomy at a young age helps to establish a foundation of important skills including critical thinking, experimentation, and problem solving.  

The Astronomy Foundation's programs for education focus on interactive classroom visits, astronomy nights, and influencing state and federal educational standards on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

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Education


We believe that becoming a fan of astronomy at a young age helps to establish a foundation of important skills including critical thinking, experimentation, and problem solving.  

The Astronomy Foundation's programs for education focus on interactive classroom visits, astronomy nights, and influencing state and federal educational standards on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

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Technology


The Astronomy Foundation leverages technology to help kids and adults alike gain better access to information, data, and even telescopes.  

One of the ways we do this is by creating awareness and encouraging participation in citizen science projects like Galaxy Zoo and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Dasch Project.

Another exciting program we are working on is the Astronomy Foundation Online Telescope. Our remote observatory will be available directly through your web browser, giving our Internet community easy access to research-grade telescopes with high-quality cameras at an incredible dark sky location.

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Technology


The Astronomy Foundation leverages technology to help kids and adults alike gain better access to information, data, and even telescopes.  

One of the ways we do this is by creating awareness and encouraging participation in citizen science projects like Galaxy Zoo and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Dasch Project.

Another exciting program we are working on is the Astronomy Foundation Online Telescope. Our remote observatory will be available directly through your web browser, giving our Internet community easy access to research-grade telescopes with high-quality cameras at an incredible dark sky location.