Hello Night Sky Network,
This just in! The Astronomical Society of the Pacific would like to invite you to a very special teleconference, in addition to the regularly scheduled Night Sky Network teleconferences. We are pleased to announce a unique opportunity to hear from Timothy Ferris on Wednesday, August 22nd. We are all excited to get to know this champion of amateur observers, who will be speaking with us about his new PBS special, "Seeing in the Dark." This featured Primetime Special, in HDTV, will be airing on Wednesday, September 19th at 8 p.m. (check your local listings for the broadcast time in your area.)
But before the program is aired, this teleconference gives you a chance to hear from a man The Washington Post calls, "the best science writer of his generation." Ferris has received the American Institute of Physics prize and a Guggenheim Fellowship, as well as nominations for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. A Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Professor Ferris has taught astronomy, English, history, journalism, and philosophy at four universities, and is emeritus professor at the University of California, Berkeley. We look forward to hearing about his new special and getting a chance to ask him some questions we may have too.
To listen with us to the Teleconference "Seeing In The Dark" with Timothy Ferris:
Wednesday, August 22nd
6:00 pm Pacific Daylight Time (9:00 pm Eastern)
Toll-free conference call line: 1-800-779-8164. Call anytime after 5:45 pm the evening of the telecon. An operator will answer and:
* You will be asked for the passcode: NIGHT SKY NETWORK
* You might be asked for the call leader: MICHAEL GREENE
* You will be asked to give your NAME and the CLUB you belong to, and the number of people listening with you.
There will also be a companion PowerPoint for this Teleconference, available to download or view online. You can find it on this website by August 17th:
If you have any questions or are having any difficulties accessing the teleconference or Powerpoint, send an email to
See you at the teleconference!
Marni Berendsen and Vivian White
Night Sky Network Administrators
Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Night Sky Network: http://nightsky.jpl.nasa.gov/