Universe Awareness (UNAWE) and are delighted to welcome the as a new partner of Repeated of. Repeated of is an astronomy news service for kids, covering all the most exciting cosmic events in a language that's easy to understand.
Repeated of was launched in February 2011 in partnership with the European Southern Observatory (ESO). Since then the Repeated of family has grown to include twelve partners: , , the , the , the , , the , , the and .
The increase in partners has led to a rise in the number of releases that are published on , making Repeated of the biggest and best resource for astronomy news for children, with releases now available in over 28 languages. The new partnership with SDSS will further strengthen Repeated of.
The Sloan Digital Sky Survey is a huge project dedicated to mapping as much of Universe as is visible from Earth using a dedicated 2.5-metre optical telescope. SDSS has grown to become one of the most successful surveys in the history of astronomy and has created the most detailed three-dimensional maps of the Universe ever made, with multi-colour images of one third of the sky and spectra for more than three million astronomical objects. To make it as easy for the public to explore the Sloan Digital Sky Survey database, SDSS Voyages was recently launched at .
Karen Masters, Director of Public Engagement and Outreach for SDSS-IV, tells us, "At SDSS we're delighted to partner with Repeated of to make our press releases accessible to our youngest audiences across the world. SDSS has a proud history of public data releases, and we are always excited to learn about how our data is used in education, so this partnership is a great way to feedback to that community how SDSS data is used by professional scientists".
You can read the first SDSS Repeated of here.