Thanks to a generous donation from the folks at Uwingu, all AWB members are being given the opportunity to send their names to Mars.
Last week we issued a special newsletter that will automatically add your name to the AWB Beam Me list. If you missed this email, check your old emails or junk folder and click the link included. Deadline to add your name will be Tuesday Sept. 16, 2014 16:00UT.
Uwingu is a small start-up venture consisting of prominent astronomers, planetary scientists, former space program executives, and educators who passionately want to create new ways for space exploration, research, and education to be funded.
UWINGU's Beam Me to Mars is in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first mission to Mars, NASA's Mariner 4. On November 28, 2014, all the messages including all participating AWB members' names will be sent at the speed of light by radio as a shout-out from Earth to our Red Planet neighbour.
Also, if you have more to say, or would like to send a message, or a picture, go to the UWINGU site and sign up for a nominal fee. It's all for a great cause. With this small act, you will be giving life to many science, educational and research projects from around the world!
AstroPoetry This Week
From a meeting featuring the Perseid meteor shower, this poem was crafted with the inspiration of this annual falling star event.
Global Pairing Club
The Global Pairing Club is continuing with great success. Although we are still missing many North American clubs to couple with the following international ones. Please sign up!
Uganda Astronomy Club, Kampala, Uganda Anushandhitshu Choro, Dhaka, Bangladesh The Astronomical Association of Jamaica UP Amateur Astronomy Club, Lucknow, India Galileo science club, Chennai, India Mizoram Amateur Astronomy Club, Aizawl, Mizoram, India Astronomical Society of Malta, Valletta, Malta Royal astronomers without borders of southern Africa, Norton ,Zimbabwe Aster, Kherrata, Bejaia, Algeria J akarta Amateur Astronomers Association, Bahasa Indonesia Pokhara Astronomical society, Pokhara, Nepal FLSAA Club Guilin China
So if you are a part of a US, Canadian or European club that would like to act as mentors, please visit our info page and register!
Telescopes to Tanzania - Update
Sue and Chuck Reuhle recently received an update from the newly appointed chair of the Science Ambassadors, Mr. Miley Eliona.
At a meeting with all the science ambassadors, they discussed new objectives of their up and coming science center, and set the strategies of getting new membership.
Also they had the time to discuss the function of ambassadors as follows: -To know in details about science center and explain it to others. -To recruit more members. -To organize workshops for science teachers in collaboration with board. -Opening the door for new ideas from ambassadors as to make science develop -To use equipments we have to motivate learning. -To equip teachers with all materials.
Their next meeting will be September 26 where they will establish new and simple methods of teaching and and how to implement them in the schools. They will be visiting the schools in the Meru district first, but then hope to move to other schools in Tanzania.
Clcik here to learn more and donate to the project.
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