We're inviting amateur astronomers and other interested members of the public to drop in to our 222nd meeting in Indianapolis. Weather permitting, we'll also hold a public star party with the Indiana Astronomical Society.
Public Outreach Tag Definition: Relates to Public Outreach and the AAS mission to communicate and explain our understanding of the universe to the public.
The 2012-2013 Harlow Shapley Visiting Lecturers
The American Astronomical Society (AAS), in partnership with the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP), members of the Center for Astronomy Education (CAE), and other organizations active in science education and public outreach (EPO), is creating a new program for young astronomers just starting their careers. The project involves a series of professional-development workshops and a community of practice designed to help improve participants’ communication skills and effectiveness in doing outreach to students and the public. Called Astronomy Ambassadors, this new program will provide mentoring and training experiences for new members of our profession, from advanced undergraduates to postdocs, providing access to resources and a network of contacts within the astronomy EPO community.
AstroZone - AstroZone is an open house held the Saturday prior to an AAS Meeting for the public to learn about the cool science currently going on in earth and space science.
NASA - NASA offers access to both its Education and Public Outreach resources as well as a support network for everything related Explanatory Guide to the NASA Office of Space Science Education and Public Outreach Evaluation Criteria (February 2002)
AAS Informational Email 2010-8
AAAS Seeks DC Region Volunteers
[Sent on behalf of the AAAS - Kevin B. Marvel]
Dear AAS Member,
The Harlow Shapley Visiting Lectureship Program of the American Astronomical Society is a program of two day visits by professional astronomers who bring the excitement of modern astronomy and astrophysics to colleges of all types. Participation is open to two-year colleges and four-year undergraduate institutions throughout North America including Canada and Mexico, and, especially institutions that do not offer an astronomical degree.
An Ancient Universe: How Astronomers Know the Vast Scale of Cosmic Time
The booklet, An Ancient Universe: How Astronomers Know the Vast Scale of Cosmic Time, is a guide for teachers, students, and the public.
The booklet was written by a subcommittee of the American Astronomical Society's Astronomy Education Board and was published in 2004 by the American Astronomical Society with the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.
The booklet, The Process of Science: and its Interaction with Non-Scientific Ideas, is a guide for Teachers, Students and the Public.
The booklet was written by Matt Bobrowsky for the American Astronomical Society and was published in 2007 by the American Astronomical Society.