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Public Outreach Tag Definition: Relates to Public Outreach and the AAS mission to communicate and explain our understanding of the universe to the public.


AAS Astronomy Ambassadors Workshop

The AAS Astronomy Ambassadors program will conducts a two-day workshop on effective approaches to public outreach at the 227th AAS meeting in Kissimmee, Florida, 3-4 January 2015. Participants will benefit from ongoing support and discussion following the workshop through a web-based community. Application deadline: 19 October 2015.

AAS Astronomy Ambassadors Workshop

The AAS Astronomy Ambassadors program will conducts a two-day workshop on effective approaches to public outreach at the 225th AAS meeting in Seattle, Washington, 3-4 January 2015. Participants will benefit from ongoing support and discussion following the workshop through a web-based community. Application deadline: 20 October 2014.

AAS Issues Statement on Proposed Elimination of NASA Science Education & Public Outreach Programs

The AAS has issued a statement addressing the potential elimination of the EPO activities in NASA's Science Mission Directorate, as called for in President Obama’s fiscal year 2014 budget proposal. The statement says that the suggested cuts “would dismantle some of the nation’s most inspiring and successful STEM education assets.”

The AAS Astronomy Ambassadors Program

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 and new faculty, providing access to resources and a network of contacts within the astronomy EPO community.

US Solar Eclipse 2017

The eclipse of 21 August 2017 will be a rare event, as the shadow band will traverse the United States in 90 minutes, providing excellent opportunities across the Nation to undertake observations and substantial public outreach activities.

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