Out-of-this-world Award 2008 update

The nearly 40 submissions to Astronomy magazine's 2008 Out-of-this-world programming award represent a collection of the country's best astronomy outreach programs.
By | Published: September 26, 2008 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
Out of this world Award
We have a winner!
Astronomy magazine selected the Cincinnati Observatory Center’s (COC) as the winner of the 2008 Out-of-this-World Award for outstanding programming.

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The Out-of-this-world Award focuses on ongoing programs — not one specific event — by an educational or civic organization. The award recognizes a group’s sustained efforts to involve its local community in the science and hobby of astronomy. The prize money is to be used for future astronomy outreach activities.

The 2007 award went to the Aldrich Astronomical Society in Winchendon, Massachusetts. The club used its winnings to purchase equipment and books, and develop demonstration tool kits.

Huntsville, Alabama
Von Braun Astronomical Society

Bentonville, Arkansas
Life Way Christian School Astronomy Club

Prescott, Arizona
Prescott Astronomy Club

Tucson, Arizona
Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association

Lancaster, California
Antelope Valley Astronomy Club

Moreno Valley, California
Riverside Astronomical Society

Pasadena, California
Scope 101

Colorado Springs, Colorado
Colorado Springs Astronomical Society

New Milford, Connecticut
John J. McCarthy Observatory

Jacksonville, Florida
Northeast Florida Astronomical Society

Forsyth, Georgia
Flint River Astronomy Club

Honaunau, Hawaii
Galaxy Garden

Chicago, Illinois
Chicago Astronomical Society

Elizabeth, Indiana

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Baton Rouge Astronomical Society

Haddonfield, New Jersey
Willingboro Astronomical Society

Lakewood, New Jersey
Astronomical Society of the Toms River Area

Stanhope, New Jersey
United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey

Clayton, New Mexico
Clayton Astronomy Club

Brooklyn, New York
NY Skies Astronomy

Long Lake, New York
LL Penguins Observatory

New York, New York
Amateur Astronomers Association of New York

Cincinnati, Ohio
Cincinnati Observatory Center

Kirtland, Ohio
Penitentiary Glen Nature Center

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Oklahoma City Astronomy Club

Pryor, Oklahoma
Boys & Girls Clubs of Green Country

York, Pennsylvania
York County Astronomical Society

Crowell, Texas
Three Rivers Foundation

Ivins, Utah
Red Mountain Spa

Pleasant Grove, Utah
The Christa McAuliffe Space Education Center

Bainbridge Island, Washington
Battle Point Astronomical Association

Bagley, Wisconsin
The Starsplitters of Wyalusing

Cascade, Wisconsin
Rustic Skies Astronomy

Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Peterborough Astronomical Association

Tampere, Finland
Tampereen Ursa

Calicut, Kerala, India
Astronomy Club of Regional Science Center