Happy 1,000 & Team Recruitment
Last week our 1,000th user registered for the site! Congrats to rikibaba from Buffalo, NY, USA. Our goal was 1,000 users by the end of the year, so you all have far exceeded our expectations. Please keep getting the word out by posting to your favorite mailing lists, blogs, Facebook, etc.
The team functionality is now in place and 8 teams have already been created! We have teams focused on observing, programming, art/illustration, data analysis, education and public outreach and more. Many of the teams are new and are looking for new members. Team action will start in earnest this winter, but some teams seem to already be active so feel free to jump right in. Or start your own...
Don't forget the new poll on the right side of the home page. We've come up with a new series of questions and plan to rotate it more often. The goal is to have fun with them but still get some interesting info about each other.
Remember this is a three-year project so you don't need to do work too hard in the beginning and burn out. Take your time and jump in when something strikes your fancy. The only time critical issue regards those who want to observe: with the eclipse starting now you really need to get cracking! The star is easy to observe right now in the evening sky so no excuses! Everyone else can use this time to get to know each other, become familiar with Citizen Sky and hopefully start building a community in the process.
We're planning a rollout of more features in the next few weeks, th emeeting video is almost done (DVDs are being mastered as we speak) and hopefully will get back to running some online chats. Stay tuned!