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ASP 2017 -- Beyond the Eclipse: Engaging Diverse and Underserved Communities in Astronomy and STEM

When:

5 - 8 December 2017

Where:

Moonrise Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri

Contact:

Greg Schultz, ASP Senior Scientist and Educator
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The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) is pleased to announce its 129th Annual Meeting will be another in its series of STEM outreach conferences, with a special emphasis on working with and engaging diverse and underserved communities.

December 5: Opening evening reception
December 6-7: a full, two-day conference program
December 8: Post-conference activities (TBD)

Hotel reservations with special meeting rate available when registration opens in July

This ASP 2017 conference will help us all look “beyond the 2017 eclipse” as a follow-up to last year’s conference, which was focused on how best to engage all underserved communities in the 2017 solar eclipse. Join us four months after the August eclipse to share outreach efforts that worked best and discuss what could be improved, not just for future eclipses, but to inform other astronomy education and outreach activities striving to reach diverse audiences (e.g. science festivals, urban/rural STEM initiatives, etc.).

The invitation is open for all to participate in this conference even if you were unable to attend last year.

Abstract submissions and conference registration will open in mid-July.

Space is limited for this conference. There will be invited and contributed presentations, with a select number of workshops, talks, panels, and posters.

Check back for further updates, or sign up to be notified when registration opens and additional hotel and travel information is posted.