Each ALPO section now has access to a “blog” and an image gallery. The blog can be used by any coordinator or section associate to post special alerts and images. The gallery is also available for posting and archiving section images.
There are many advantages to using these applications on our website, including the ability to search posts by category, content and the ability to perform keyword searches when looking for images. There is also an option that will automatically post to a Yahoo group whenever a post is logged to your blog. The blog also includes an events calendar. The best part is that you don’t have to wait for someone else to post your alerts. Posting an alert to the blog is just like creating a Word document. You simply type, cut and paste images and post – no web experience necessary.
Of course this is all optional. If you like the way things are now with your section, that’s fine. Please note that the gallery will be used for future image posts, if the webmaster is asked to post images for you.
If you need an account for your section, contact Larry Owens Larry.Owens@alpo-astronomy.org
Here’s a link to the gallery: http://alpo-astronomy.org/gallery