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NOAO Newsletter - NOAO Educational Outreach - June 2000 - Number 62


Public Presentation of NOAO Images and Science

Mark Newhouse

We have been actively promoting NOAO science on the Web and elsewhere. The Rosette Nebula image, taken with the Mosaic camera on the KPNO 0.9-m telescope, graces the cover of the current ASP mail order catalog. In March we collaborated with the Hubble Heritage team in a joint Web presentation of HST and KPNO 0.9-m images of NGC 1999. New Web pages for the public highlighting Current Science (http://www.noao.edu/outreach/current/) and Latest Images (http://www.noao.edu/outreach/latest/) have also debuted off the NOAO Home Page.

All these initiatives are consistent with our goal to convey the science done with NOAO facilities to a broad audience. This effort will be greatly aided by the addition to the EO staff of a science writer, a new position just posted as we go to press with the newsletter. This individual will serve as the NOAO Press Officer and work toward establishing a consistent "pipeline" of science and images from telescope to public and educational audiences.

Image Credits:

Rosette: T. Rector, B. Wolpa, M. Hanna. AURA/NOAO/National Science Foundation

NGC 1999: G. Jacoby, T. Rector, B. Wolpa, M. Newhouse (AURA/NOAO/NSF),
and Hubble Heritage Team (NASA/STScI/AURA)


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