Register now for the Astronomical Society of the Pacific’s 2010 annual meeting, which will focus on space and Earth science education and outreach. The meeting brings together two hands-on, ASP-sponsored symposia. In addition, there will be a weekend workshop on teaching astronomy for teachers in grades 3-12 and those who work with them. All events will be held at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colo.
Earth and Space Science: Making Connections in Education and Public Outreach: Aug. 1-4, 2010
The Earth and Space Science: Making Connections in Education and Public Outreach Symposium is designed for education and public outreach professionals. Much of the symposium will be in the format of hands-on sessions. Poster papers, panels, special interest group meetings and ten-minute oral reports will also be part of the program.
Cosmos in the Classroom: A Hands-on Symposium on Teaching Introductory Astronomy: Aug. 1-4, 2010
The Cosmos in the Classroom: A Hands-on Symposium on Teaching Introductory Astronomy is designed for high school teachers, college educators and graduate students. Much of the symposium will consist of small group sessions. Poster papers, panels, special interest group meetings and a share-a-thon will also be part of the program.
In the Footsteps of Galileo: A Hands-on Workshop on Astronomy for Teachers in Grades 3-12 (And Those Who Work with Them): July 31-Aug. 1, 2010
Participants will learn how to do age-appropriate, inquiry-based activities in astronomy and physical science. No background in astronomy is required. Participants will receive a GalileoScope (a small telescope especially developed for easy student viewing), hands-on activities, background information and resource guides that can be put to immediate use in the classroom. Workshop attendees also will receive a certificate showing that they’ve completed the required 15 hours of training to become Galileo Teacher Ambassadors. This certification gives access to the national Galileo Teachers Web site and resources.
On-site registration is available for all events, but those who register in advance get a reduced rate.
For more information about the Astronomical Society of the Pacific and this year’s events, visit http://www.astrosociety.org/events/meeting.html