UVa Astronomy News Picture Archive

October 2010


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Last year, University of Virginia astronomer Kelsey Johnson and a team of student volunteers established an astronomy club, called "Dark Skies, Bright Kids," in rural southern Albemarle County elementary schools.
Now they want to expand their successful efforts to spark an early interest in astronomy among children by making copies of their bilingual astronomy art book, "Snapshots of the Universe,"; available in every third grade classroom and elementary school library in the state of Virginia. You can help them receive $25,000 for this goal by voting for their project in the Pepsi Refresh educational grant program. Voting will take place throughout the month of September, with the top ten vote-getters receiving grants.

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