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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All articles are also shared via the Education Committee’s Twitter account and as part of the biweekly AAS Digest that all members already get in their inboxes.

We also welcome topic suggestions and other feedback or submissions to contribute an article to the blog.

Smartphones in the Astronomy Classroom

1 Apr 2022
Can students' attachment to smartphones be redirected toward the astronomy classroom? Author Kevin Lee and his group formulated a plan to deliver educational materials on students’ personal devices.

One Year of the AAS Astronomy Education Blog

16 Feb 2022
The AAS Education Blog launched a year ago. This post gives an overview of the 22 published blog articles and invites members to provide feedback and sign up to receive emails when new articles are posted.

Join the AAS Education Committee

30 Dec 2021
The AAS Education Committee invites expressions of interest from potential new members for a three-year term beginning in March 2022.

Applications Welcome for AAS-EPD Mini-Grant Program

13 Dec 2021
The Education Committee invites proposals from US-based AAS members to provide education-related mentoring and professional-development experiences for fellow members. Extended deadline: 19 January 2022.