Globe at Night Sponsors
NSF’s National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory (NSF’s NOIRLab) is the preeminent US national center for ground-based, nighttime optical and infrared astronomy. The mission of NOIRLab is to enable breakthrough discoveries in astrophysics by developing and operating state-of-the-art ground-based observatories and providing data products and services for a diverse and inclusive community. NOIRLab is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc. (AURA), under a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation.
CADIAS (Centro de Apoyo a la Didáctica de la Astronomía) is an Astonomy Teaching Support Center located in Altovalsol, La Serena, Chile. It is under the support of the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO), the Municipality of La Serena and the Chilean National Library and Archives Office. CADIAS supports teacher training in astronomy, a pedagogical support library, use of a portable planetarium in schools, star parties for students, astronomy conferences for educators, videoconferences with the U.S. on astronomy for teachers and students, and a program to preserve dark skies. Learn more about CADIAS by visiting www.ctio.noao.edu/noao/content/CADIAS.
IDA (the "International Dark-Sky Association") strives to preserve and protect the nighttime environment and our heritage of dark skies through quality outdoor lighting. Through educational materials and programs, IDA raises awareness about light pollution, its adverse effects, and its solutions.
Learn more about IDA by visiting www.darksky.org.