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Session 47 - The Shapley Visiting Lectureship Program.
Topical, Oral session, Tuesday, June 09

[47.03] The AAS Committee on Education: The First Decade

G. Reaves (Univ. of Southern California)

Activities from about 1955 to 1965 included writing an up-to-date career brochure, the administration of the Program of Visiting Professors of Astronomy (now the Shapley Visiting Lectureships Program), the institution of educational films promoting astronomy as a career, the organization of a Conference on Graduate Education in Astronomy and a discussion questioning the need for accreditation of degree-granting departments of astronomy.

The committee meetings also afforded the opportunity for informal discussions for the improvement of teaching, from kindergarten through graduate school.

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