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Dear Astro Club Leader

I wanted to be sure that you were aware of our Space Place toll-free recorded monthly message -- and that you and your club could participate if you wished to do so . . .

We now offer a three minute answer to a space-related question as a part of the Space Place effort. Dr. Marc Rayman, Deep Space 1Manager (and an amateur astronomer himself), answers a question about space or space exploration that we received from one of the organizations we work with. In the past, these have been our museum partners, but we would like to open it up to our astro clubs as well.

After all, with all of the public star parties that you do, you have a real feel for the questions that the public wants to know.

You can listen to the message by dialing (866) 575-6178 -- yes, that's toll-free! You will see that the first thing that Dr. Marc does is credit the partner who submitted the question.

If you'd like to participate, please e-mail me SEVERAL questions that you have heard about space or space exploration -- that way, Dr. Marc can choose the one that he feels he can do justice to in 3 minutes.

Please note that misconception questions are just fine too -- and I am sure that you have received lots of those!

I will let you know what question Dr. Marc has chosen and in what month it will be on the air.

It is always a pleasure to work with you and your club. And this recorded message should be just one more way we can work together to foster the public's interest in space.

All the very best,

Nancy