The Star Guide

   "The Universe for Everyone"
JPL/BASA/Meade Outreach Programs

The Solar System Ambassadors Program
brings the Solar System to the Public.  The Star Guide has been appointed as a Volunteer Earth Ambassador to promote the outreach program on space exploration missions and discoveries in astronomy for NASA.  Programs are available for schools, the public, youth organizations, and non-profit organizations.  There is no cost for these programs.

Volunteer Ambassadors communicate the excitement of space exploration missions and information about recent discoveries to people in their local communities.

Ambassadors are space enthusiasts from various walks of life who are interested in providing greater service and inspiration to the community at large.

The Volunteer Ambassadors Program builds on and expands the outstanding efforts undertaken by the Galileo mission since 1997.  Because of the success of the original Galileo Ambassadors program,  missions exploring Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, Asteroids, Comets, Earth, the Sun and the universe now come together to expand the program's scope to the Solar System and beyond.

To arrange for a Volunteer Earth Ambassador event in your community, click on the Ambassador link, select your state and review the entries.  Ambassadors furnish short biographical statements for the purpose of detailing their areas of interest and expertise.  Following the biography is a list of past events conducted by the Ambassador to further aid in decision making.  Inquires about an Ambassador's availability should be made by sending an email directly to the individual.  Check the "Calendar of Events" section as well to see if an ambassador event will be occurring in your local community.  For a listing of Volunteer Earth Ambassadors by name, visit the Directory of Ambassadors.  For Mr. De Lacy, email him at  The following is the link to the Ambassadors Program:

  The Meade Instruments 4M Community Outreach Program

The Star Guide has been appointed as an adviser for the Meade Community Outreach Program.  The program is designed to allow members to explore, discover, learn, and share an interest in astronomy and discoveries.  Mr. De Lacy provides information on programs hosted by and for Meade Instruments and how to become a member of the outreach program.  Membership is free to the public. Click on the link Once you are at the website, find the MEADE 4M COMMUNITY MEMBER PATCH and open the 4m site and follow the directions to
 join the program.  Drawings are held on a regular basis with prizes given away to members.  A directory of advisers is listed with several leading astrophotographers, amateur astronomers, astronomers, physicist, engineers that host programs throughout the United States and joining countries.  Biographies on the advisers are also posted.  Anyone can become a member.

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