Monday, November 8, 2010

Still time to count some stars...

From: Dennis Ward, Director
The Great World Wide Star Count, UCAR Education and Outreach
Greetings, Star Counters!
Thanks to you and other intrepid observers, we have collected over 1,200 observations so far. Keep up the good work, and let's see if we can top 2,000 observations by Friday. The online reporting form will remain open for about a week past the end of the campaign to give everyone ample time to submit their observations.
This year's Star Count has seen some really exciting participation from around the world. We've had record numbers of observations from India, Poland, and Iceland thanks to the efforts of wonderful volunteer coordinators and translators in each country. Over the weekend, we received a Japanese version of the Activity Guide, bringing us up to 13 languages--7 of them new for 2010!
We've enjoyed the participation of quite a few schools this year, too. If your (or your child's) school hasn't participated, there's still time! Teachers-- if you want to track your student's participation, ask them to include the name of your school (but *not* their names!) in the comments. The results will be published in a spreadsheet at the conclusion of the campaign, making it easy to find their observations.

This week's special request is for photographs of people participating in Star Count. Please email your photos to and be sure to include the names and ages of everyone in the photo if possible. If we decide to use your photo on the web site or in publications, we will contact you regarding a photo release form.
Dennis Ward
Director, The Great World Wide Star Count
UCAR Education and Outreach

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