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We Want YOU!

The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics is seeking enthusiastic educators of middle-school-age youth to join our Youth Astronomy Network (YouthAstroNet).

YouthAstroNet is an NSF-funded research project to create and study a nationwide online learning community of grades 5-8 students, educators, and STEM mentors that features remotely-controlled, online telescopes from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, and complementary resources and activities. Using the MicroObservatory Robotic Telescope Network youth and their adult program facilitators can take their own images to explore the Moon, Sun, planets, stars, and galaxies; and then do hands-on activities to investigate more about space, and the technologies that operate the robotic telescopes. Project staff will provide all resources necessary for you and your students' participation.

Educators chosen to take part in the project must be willing to participate in the research study that is associated with the program, and will receive $250 for this participation. 

If you are interested in participating, please complete the following brief survey. If you have any questions or need any additional information, please contact Erika Wright by e-mail at 

Best regards,

The Youth Astronomy Network Team

Science Education Department

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

60 Garden Street – MS 71

Cambridge, MA 02138