Education Committee Blog

The AAS Education Committee would like to welcome you to our new blog. Thanks to so many of you in the astronomy education community, there are many materials, programs, resources, and discussion forums for teaching and learning astronomy. With this blog, we hope to create a “value-added” way to highlight education-related activities supported by the AAS and others that may be of interest to AAS members. Blog posts will include deeper dives into topics of interest and connect readers with additional resources.

We would also welcome topic suggestions or author volunteers. Please contact edublog@aas.org if you’re interested!

Using Sonification to Observe Solar Eclipses

24 May 2021
How to make your eclipse events more inclusive as you begin to think about the solar eclipse in 2024? We describe the LightSound device, which is connected to a speaker and can make an entire event more accessible.

Welcome New Education Committee Members

7 May 2021
The AAS Education Committee is delighted to welcome four new members (Tania Anderson, Chelen Johnson, Dennis Just, and Hyun-chul Lee) who will serve from now until March 2024.

Why (and How) Astronomers Should Teach Climate Change

16 Mar 2021
What can astronomers do about climate change? This post explains why astronomers are in an excellent position to teach climate change and provides resources to improve your teaching and knowledge of climate change.

New from the IAU: Astronomy Education Journal

1 Mar 2021
The new Astronomy Education Journal is accepting submissions of manuscripts. We invite and encourage members of the AAS community to contribute astronomy education research studies, theoretical pieces, and innovations.

Join the AAS Education Committee!

22 Feb 2021
The AAS Education Committee is looking for new members to serve, starting this spring for a 3-year term. We look forward to hearing from you.