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.
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)