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Due to sequestration, NASA budget cuts have affected outreach activities. The Amateur Astronomers Group teams up with many elements within NASA to provide outreach materials at our events. We
do have a supply of materials to support events at Oliver Lee and local schools in the near-term. For more information on sequestration and the impact to NASA outreach, read
10/6/2012: Comet ISON to light up Fall 2103 skies
Astronomers have discovered a new comet. It’s out beyond Jupiter’s orbit still, now, but it’s heading for a close encounter with the sun in late 2013.
Called C/2012 S1 (ISON) by astronomers, its orbital characteristics indicate it might become a very bright object in Earth’s sky, beginning in November 2013.
Stay tuned to the AAG website for future details.
2013 Curiosity Updates !!
NASA's Curiosity rover took this self portrait on Oct 31, 2012.
The Amateur Astronomers Group is teaming up with NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter. The AAG will be showcasing Jupiter at its star parties for the next few months - and the Juno team has provided some goodies
that highlight their mission. To learn more about the Juno mission, click JUNO
The NASA Space Place Team has awarded the Amateur Astronomers Group a Certificate of Appreciation for encouraging science and technology education through our public events.
The Amateur Astronomers Group is affiliated with the NASA Space Place Astronomy Club Partner Program. We also team with other NASA missions and the National Solar Observatory. Check out the AAG Classroom page for fun links to NASA's Space Place website.
The Amateur Astronomers Group is affiliated with the OPT Rewards Program. Get discounts on telescope equipment ordered through OPT. See Group members for details!
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