AAS 205th Meeting, 9-13 January 2005
Session 132 Astronomy in the K-12 Classroom
Oral, Wednesday, January 12, 2005, 2:00-3:30pm, Pacific Salon 1

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[132.03] Overview of the Space Science Education and Public Outreach Program at NASA

L. P. Cooper, A. Krishnamurthi (NASA Headquarters)

We present an overview of the space science education and public outreach program at NASA. We will discuss the underlying philosophy and structure of the program and its great strength in forging genuine partnerships between scientists and the educational communities "To inspire the next generation of explorers …As only NASA can." The effort has grown tremendously since its inception and now involves thousands of scientists, educators, museums and planetariums, and community groups from all over the country. We discuss some of the key accomplishments of the program and innovative aspects of the effort including the roles and contributions of a "support network" of forums and broker/facilitators that amplifies the program impact.

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The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: Larry.P.Cooper@nasa.gov

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