The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA), NASA, and the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) are collaborating on the "Capture the Colorful Cosmos" astrophotography project. This program will give members of the public online access to the CfA’s MicroObservatory robotic telescopes, to take and colorize their own images of stars and galaxies the same way that professional astronomers do. Participating museums, nature centers, libraries, and other informal education organizations will run public workshops that result in exhibitions of original visitor-created astrophotography displays. These images and displays will be featured not only at the participating institutions, but also on ASTC, IYA, and NASA websites.
Are you a museum or astronomy educator interested in sharing the excitement of astrophotography with your audiences? From July 20 through 24, take part in an ASTC Connect online workshop for museum and astronomy educators. Registered workshop attendees can also become one of 33 participants to apply for a “micro-grant” to their organization - an award of $1000 US to support the hosting of a visitor-created exhibition or display. Download the full program announcement (148k PDF) or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
WORKSHOP: Explore MicroObservatory
MINI-GRANTS: How to Apply
Micro-grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served
basis to the first 33 applicants that have:
Website last updated: June 22, 2009