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.


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.

Welcome to the AAS Education Blog!

2 Feb 2021
A new online column from the AAS Education Committee will highlight activities and resources of interest to the astro-education community.