Neville Museum Astronomical Society
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Their basic goal is to encourage an interest in astronomy (and especially amateur astronomy) throughout America. Many people have seen pictures of the other planets in our Solar System from spacecraft, but have no idea that they too can see these objects with a telescope. We want people to get access to telescopes, whether it is through their local astronomical society, school, or their own instruments, and use them to view the beauty in the heavens.
The mission of the Astronomical League is clearly stated in the masthead: to promote the science of Astronomy. The major benefit of belonging to this organization is receiving the quarterly newsletter, The Reflector, which keeps you in touch with amateur activities all over the country. The chance to meet the people you read about there occurs during our annual National Convention, or at one of the ten regional conventions that the AL sponsors.
The easiest way to become part of the AL is to join one of our member societies close to you. A benefit of membership in this society is membership in the Astronomical League and part of your society dues goes to pay for your Reflector subscription.
Our meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Neville Public Museum (unless otherwise noted on the calendar). The meetings are free and open to the public. After some casual business highlighting past and upcoming events, we have a featured presentation or observing session. You can get a list of our meeting presentations by following the meun above. While our meeting are open to people of all ages, museum rules state that anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Awards and Recognition
Clubs and Certification Programs
The NPMAS is a member of the Night Sky Network, a public outreach program in association with NASA, JPL and the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. These organizations provide us with fun, educational hands-on activities and programs that we use to promote different astronony concepts to the general public. NPMAS members provide astronomy outreach programs and telescope viewing sessions to scout groups, classrooms, nature centers and other interested groups and organizations. Twice a year in spring and fall, the NPMAS offers free Public Telescope Viewing Sessions in the Green Bay area. Club members set up their telescopes to show the wonders of the night sky to our community at large.
Neville Public Museum Astronomical Society Website Astronomy Magazine http://www.astronomy.com NASA Science http://science.nasa.gov/ Jet Propulsion Laboratory http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/ The Astronomical League http://www.astroleague.org/ The Constellations and their Stars http://www.astro.wisc.edu/~dolan/constellations/