Astronomers Without Borders
Astronomers Without Borders is a global astronomy community. Astronomy enthusiasts, educators, and others around the world participate in programs that create interaction and cooperation through common interests in all aspects of astronomy including observing, outreach, the arts in astronomy and more. Our common heritage of astronomy, which is present in the traditions of every culture, is a perfect platform for bringing us together across cultural and geopolitical borders. Astronomers Without Borders' signature program, Global Astronomy Month, has become the largest annual celebration of astronomy with a diverse range of programs and participation from over 100 countries.
The Conrad Foundation is a non-profit, 501.c.3 organization built upon astronaut Charles "Pete" Conrad's history of innovation and entrepreneurship. Pete Conrad's accomplishments spanned three decades of manned space flight. Although Pete passed away in 1999, his legacy continues through the Conrad Foundation's rich programs that combine science, education, and entrepreneurship in a revolutionary model of incentivized competition. In Pete's honor, the Conrad Foundation gives talented young students their moon shot. By providing students the opportunity to design, develop, and commercialize innovative products using science and technology that solve 21st century problems, we connect the most creative students with real-world entrepreneurial ventures.
The Nifty Fifty (times 2) are 100 of the most dynamic scientists and engineers in the United States. They were selected for their unique ability to inspire the next generation of students to pursue careers in the STEM fields. They were chosen from among thousands of candidates nominated by over 500 leading professional science and engineering societies, universities, research institutions, government agencies, STEM education outreach organizations and leading high tech and life science companies.
KiwiSpace Foundation is committed to helping ignite a vibrant New Zealand space industry and education framework. The foundation was founded in April 2010, by a group of enthusiastic rocketeers and space advocates- and is currently in its startup and discovery phase.
NES International School- Mumbai
NES International School Mumbai is imparting education from IBPYP (including Nursery and Pre-Primary) to IBDP (Grades XI and XII). This school is a prime institution of a robust Education group in Mumbai, Maharashtra, National Education Society (NES) and Saraswathi Vidya Bhavan (SVB) comprised of 50 institutions.
NES Space Exploration Centre was inaugurated at school premises on December 5th 2012 by the former NASA Astronaut Cap. Jon McBride. The Centre mission is to inspire the next generation of students and to pursue careers in the STEM fields. It is committed to helping ignite a vibrant Mumbai education framework. The Space Exploration Centre was the dream of the Founder President of NESVB group of 50 institutions, Dr. R. Varadarajan.
The ingenuity of its’ Founder braced the school with innovative methods of teaching and involved the school in different world awakening programs to attune its students with world class holistic blend. To cite a few, (1) a 4 Dimension Space Exploration Program for students was instituted in December 2012. Creating a Space Centre, an Exhibition on “Earth to Space”, a Space Colony Design Competition, and a Model Rocket Launching exercise, all by students of India- a first of its kind. This was followed by (2) a World Peace Congress by students of schools in India and abroad instituted in January 2013, wherein a never-seen-before passion for World Peace was created among students in the midst of world renowned celebrities and speakers including UNO representative.
Clube de Astronomia Louis Cruls
Clube de Astronomia Louis Cruls- founded in 1996- is a group composed of volunteers who develops activities and organizes Astronomy events in order to educate general public in Brazil. Since 1998, the club organizes the International Meeting of Astronomy and Astronautics each year in April.
The World at Night
TWAN is an effort by a global team of world-known photographers and astronomers to connect the Earth and sky by presenting stunning imagery of the world’s landmarks against night sky, from the Milky Way over Sahara to celestial delights above Himalayas and dancing auroras over Lapland. TWAN is a bridge between art, science, and culture where the night sky is presented as an essential part of our nature. A partner program of Astronomers Without Borders and in connection with UNESCO, it aims to demonstrate that the eternally peaceful sky looks the same above all the symbols of different nations. Under this uniting roof we are all one family in one home.
The National Space Society of North Texas (NSS-NT)
The National Space Society of North Texas (NSS-NT), a chapter of the National Space Society, continues its efforts to inform the interested public about NASA and Commercial Spaceflight companies' plans to advance technology worldwide, and to use energy and materials from space to benefit humanity. For 26 years, NSS-NT has served the Dallas-Ft. Worth (DFW) metropolitan area, throughout North Texas, and beyond. NSS-NT continues to partner with many space, astronomy, rocketry, science, and sci-fi organizations, as well as museums, educational institutions, and sci-fi conferences throughout the DFW metro area. NSS-NT has originated and/or participated in local public events such as "Moon Day", "Astronomy Day", "Discovery Days", and the "Not the End of the World Party". These successful events have attracted hundreds, and occasionally over one thousand students, parents, teachers, and other individuals of all ages, who may be somewhat curious about - or perhaps passionately interested in - space. NSS-NT also sponsors space art contests, space poetry contests, space short story contests, a science fair scholarship for middle and high school students, and various other activities for space enthusiasts, locally and internationally.
Blue Marble Space Institute of Science
Blue Marble Space Institute of Science is a non-profit virtual research institute with an interdisciplinary approach to studying the relationship between Earth system science, space exploration, and the future of humanity. Our members constitute a distributed network of scientists across the world that integrate research across disciplinary boundaries and facilitate scientific conversations with the public in traditional and innovative ways.