AAS 203rd Meeting, January 2004
Session 118 Reaching Out: EPO
Poster, Thursday, January 8, 2004, 9:20am-4:00pm, Grand Hall

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[118.08] The Education and Public Outreach Program at the University of Virginia

E.M. Murphy, R.T. Rood, R.J. Patterson (U. Virginia)

The Department of Astronomy at the University of Virginia has embarked on an ambitious program to expand their education and public outreach (E/PO) program. The comprehensive program addresses undergraduate education for non-science majors, teacher professional development, outreach programs for local schools, informal science education through collaborations with museums, and outreach through the public night program at McCormick Observatory. This poster presents example programs and their outcomes, including funding and staffing strategies. We believe that this E/PO program could serve as a model for other departments wishing to begin, or expand, an E/PO program.

The E/PO program has been supported by funding from the Celerity Foundation, the University of Virginia, and NASA E/PO supplements to Chandra, HST, SIM, and FUSE science programs.

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