Afterschool Universe is a hands-on astronomy program targeted at middle school out-of-school-time settings. It explores basic astronomy concepts through hands-on activities and focuses on a journey through the universe beyond the solar system.
A free, 2-day training workshop for U.S. citizens is being held on July 28-29, 2011, at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. This training will prepare participants to lead the program or train others to do so. Most of the materials to run the program are easily available at grocery stores and craft supplies stores. Workshop attendees receive access to a password-protected website that has resources to help with the implementation of the program, including a PDF version of the manual.
Registration for this training session is due July 14, 2011. Register by visiting http://universe.nasa.gov/au/register.html
For more information about the program, visit http://universe.nasa.gov/afterschool/
Questions about this program should be directed to the project coordinator at Sarah.E.Eyermann@nasa.gov.