In order to participate actively in the Astronomy On-Line Programme, your Group must register via a special Astronomy On-Line Registration Form with the National Steering Committee in your country (via the National Astronomy On-Line Homepages) or, if the National AOL Homepage is not yet available, with the International Steering Committee (via the Astronomy On-Line Registration Form at the Astronomy On-Line Homepage at the ESO site). We suggest that you first read the Instructions before you fill out and submit this Form.
Participating Groups will normally consist of at least one teacher and his/her students or of one or more astronomy enthusiasts. All Groups must register under a name or a designation by which they will become known to other participants. Group Members must also provide some additional information about themselves, their school/club, etc.
Please note that some of the information thus provided (Group Designation, Name of Leader, School/Club name, School/Club address, Group Email and URL addresses, Group Description) will be made available at the Astronomy On-Line WWW sites where it can be read by all Participating Groups. You may also wish to put more information about your group, your city, your interests, your equipment, etc., on your own Website at the indicated URL which can then also be accessed by all others.
Participation is open to groups in Europe and on other continents. Although Astronomy On-Line was originally limited to Europe, the International Steering Committee in its meeting on September 14, 1996 (see more details in Astronomy On-Line Bulletin no. 5), with the goal to provide a significant number of groups of astronomy-interested young people outside Europe with the opportunity to experience the benefits of the wide, international cooperation inherent in the Astronomy On-Line Programme, has decided to accept participation by up to 50 groups in secondary schools on each of the continents of Africa, Asia, Australia, North America (here defined as Canada and the USA) and South America.
Because of its special relationship with the European Southern Observatory, one of the organizing institutions, the Republic of Chile will continue to be considered as an individual country and thus the South American quota does not apply to registrations from Chile.
The registrations from the other four continents will be entered on a first-come first-serve basis and the opportunity to register for participants outside Europe will close if and when the limits are reached on the individual continents.