From the time David Levy saw his first meteor on July 4, 1956, he has tried to spread his passion for the night sky to other people. Throughout his comet hunting career (now with 22 discoveries of comets) he has tried to couple his observing skill with a program to inspire other people—especially young people, to view the night sky and getting inspired by it.
Sharing the Sky uses a combination of David’s observing skill and his ability to inspire people with his public lectures to reach as many people as possible. We are placing robotic telescopes in strategic areas. These telescopes will be equipped with Bob Denny’s Observatory Control Program so that young people will be able use these telescopes, and a program of lectures, advice, and consulting will be offered to all the institutions that have telescopes.
Right now as we build up our program, we have five remote telescopes in use.
Several 14-inch Meade telescopes are available for remote use by Friends of Sharing the Sky
David’s presentations satisfy as many as 600 children, or small classes.
LET’S TALK STARS
To reach even more people, NSSF conducts two internet-based radio programs. Heard around the world at www.letstalkstars.com, David and Wendee interview the people who bring the night sky to life. On Meade 4m Community’s Ask David, the couple talks about using telescopes to enjoy the sky.