From AstronomyOutreach network
Cloudy Nights is an online astronomy community sponsored by Astronomics. Their goal is to assist amateur astronomers in better understanding the equipment that goes with the hobby and to share astronomical knowledge with the public. Cloudy Nights members accomplish these goals in following ways:
- By providing a forum for reviews of telescopes and accessories
- By providing a forum for commentary articles on the many facets of the hobby that touch equipment
- By encouraging and sponsoring events and contests to get kids and beginners interested in the hobby
During the Global Astronomy Month at the 2011 Northeast Astronomy Forum, AstronomyOutreach network and Cloudy Nights announced that they had joined forces to further proliferate and recognize individuals and organizations involved in educational and public outreach in astronomy and space science.