Education Committee Blog

The AAS Education Committee would like to welcome you to our blog, launched in February 2021. 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. Our goal is 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 include deeper dives into topics of interest and connect readers with additional resources.

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EPD Mini-Grant Awardees at AAS 241 in Seattle

7 Mar 2023
Learn more about the excellent education and professional development activities at AAS 241 which were funded by the AAS Education & Professional Development (EPD) Mini-Grant program.

Robotic Telescope Labs for Survey-Level Undergraduates

10 Nov 2022
In this Education Committee blog, guest author Daniel Reichart gives an overview of “Our Place In Space!” — a unique survey-level curriculum that leverages “Skynet” and has now been adopted by 30 institutions.

Project RADIAL

21 Sep 2022
In this Education Committee blog post, Jennifer Bates gives an overview of Project Radio Astronomy Data Imaging and Analysis Lab (RADIAL), a collaborative approach to broaden participation in STEM for underrepresented...

Bursting the Monocultural Bubble

8 Aug 2022
A group of faculty members at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley are expanding the offerings of bilingual and Spanish courses, aiming at changing the monocultural and monolingual approach to education.

Totality Tales

20 Jul 2022
In this blog article for the AAS Education Committee, Thomas Hockey describes how total solar eclipses have appeared in some recent popular works of fiction.