Terrapin Astronomical Society

Night Sky Network

The UM AstroTerps are members of the NASA Night Sky Network (NSN). As NSN defines itself, It is a nationwide coalition of amateur astronomy clubs bringing the science, technology, and inspiration of NASA's missions to the general public. We share our time and telescopes to provide you with unique astronomy experiences at science museums, observatories, classrooms, and under the real night sky.

Check out our NSN page!

Upcoming NSN Events

What is the Night Sky Network?

Your role

As an NSN member of the AstroTerps, you will get hands on experience with teaching topics in astronomy to a wide range of audiences. No astronomy course experience is needed. You will use NSN materials to learn a topic and share NSN prepared presentations with local K-12 schools and the general public. If you are interested in science education, this is the activity for you!

For information on joining the AstroTerps NSN project, contact us at astroterps [at] gmail [dot] com.

Local Teachers and Group Leaders -- Request an Event!

If you are interested in having the AstroTerps present a NSN event at your school, museum or other public functions, request an event on our NSN page by clicking on the Request an Event or Service from this club button on the green panel on the left. We'd love to visit!