OBSS provides an exceptional opportunity for education and public outreach because many of the concepts related to the mission are easily understandable by non-scientists, including school-aged children. OBSS instructional materials can be readily aligned with the National Science Education Standards (NSES) content standards.

Public Outreach
The OBSS public awareness/media relations program shall be coordinated by the USNO Public Affairs Office. The USNO Public Affairs Office will issue national press releases and will coordinate issuing local press releases by the principal collaborating institutions and corporation.

A OBSS web site has been established ( to disseminate information about the status of OBSS and as a portal to access the OBSS data products. The web site will be updated as required to provide the public with the latest information on OBSS and its progress in answering fundamental astrophysical questions.

To E/PO page Please visit our Education and Public Outreach page for more details.

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