Sidewalk Astronomers Newsletter
FEb 22, 2008
We have the date set for the 2nd ISAN, April 12, 2008 and we hope you will join us. This will coincide with Yuri's Night and hopefully we will have a great turn out of both amateur astronomers and the general public.
We've made a couple of changes to how we are organizing the event this year and we expect things to run smoother and be even more successful than last year.
We are also asking for your help. Last year, we sent hundreds of emails to clubs around the world, we got the email addresses from internet lists which were terrible. So this year, we are asking you to forward this email to every amateur astronomer you know.
You can use the Forward Email link a the bottom.
Thank you.
Joining ISAN on the Website
We have updated the website and instead of listing all the participants, we are using the guestmap that we used for results last year. The map will be a better visual of who is participating and we ask all of you to post your locations. Just go to the website and on the page "Take Part - Join In!" you just click on the little globe. You don't have to post a contact email, if you don't like having it posted on the net, you can instead list your club's website. Just be sure to list your city and country.
Flyers, Posters, and Shirts
You will notice that we have the same flyers that we had last year. If any of you made up different informational flyers, please let us know and we can post them.
We would also like to see your posters and we would like to have an ISAN T-shirt if someone would like to design one. Since we use for shirts, we just need to upload the artwork, with CafePress they are printed on demand, so we can have as many different ones as we want with no minimum orders. The Sidewalk Astronomers don't make profit on the CafePress items, but it allows us to get one or two of an item. Please take a look and give us some ideas. . When you send artwork, please write "cafe press isan" in the subject line of the email and send it to  
1st ISAN Booklet Available
We have printed the booklet from the 1st International Sidewalk Astronomy Night available and will send it out to all of our members, but we need to be sure that we have your correct postal address. There is a link at the bottom of this email that says Update Profile, make sure you update yours with your correct address.
Everyone who is on this email list, has ordered products from our website, has taken a class here in LA, has actually "joined" the SA, or has asked to be on the mailing list - all are considered members regardless of whether or not they have paid dues. All these lists are combined, but postage, both international and domestic, is expensive when you are sending out several hundred and we want to be sure we have the correct information. 
Become more active! 
We need volunteers to help with the newsletters, websites, and artwork for various projects. For ISAN and for the Sidewalk Astronomers, we would like to have photo albums on Picasa or some other photo sharing website and are looking for a volunteer to help with that.
Also, if you have ideas for other projects - great, we'd love to hear them and have you work with us to get them going.
As you can probably tell, I have been doing most of the work on the websites and newsletters (which is why there are so few) and I'm willing to share all this glory!!!!
Our website and the website for ISAN should be linked, if I have done everything right. Please visit both sites and let me know what you think and if everything works. 

Donna Smith / Sidewalk Astronomers
Sidewalk Astronomers
ISAN 2008 Button
This is the button for 2nd ISAN.
This year we have put this as an item on our website
We are asking $1 per button, $2.00 shipping on the first button and then $.50 shipping per additional button.
This is so that we can have the button orders separate from  all the other ISAN emails and because we can print shipping labels easily with PayPal orders. There is a place on the order form for special instructions to the seller - if you need lots of buttons, 20-30 etc, please order 4 or 5 and then use the special instructions to let us know the actual total. Again, we aren't trying to make profit on the buttons, but last year was a nightmare with returned packages, bad addresses (which we did by hand) and emails to all our different email accounts.
If you just can't open a PayPal account or can't afford to pay anything, please let me know.
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