May 19, 2007 will be the 1st International Sidewalk Astronomy
Night and we invite all amateur astronomers to join us! We'll have telescopes out on the street corners,
in front of movie theaters, in state and national parks, in city centre parks ... anywhere there are crowds of people, from
San Francisco to Sao Paulo to Kharkov.
Our goal is to take 1000 scopes to the public on the same night worldwide, reaching hundreds of thousands of people
and uniting amateur astronomers on different continents. We also hope many amateurs will try and like this
different approach to astronomy outreach and will continue to hold sidewalk observing sessions throughout the year.
The events don't have to be large, one or two scopes at a location will be enough and if your club has more scopes and
members, why not set up multiple observing sites around your city? We know that many clubs and organizations have
regularly scheduled public events at local observatories and planetariums, so we hope that you can spare one
or two members for sidewalk observing.
If you wish to be a part of this exciting event, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
with contact information and it will be posted immediately. Exact location isn't needed yet, but any contact
information submitted will be posted on the website.
Also, for updates, please join our mailing list and we will notify you of our progress.