The Vice Presidents welcome proposals from members for events of interest to the general public concurrent with our meetings, to engage the local community in astronomical science and education. Such public events help support the AAS vision is “To create a world where all people value and benefit from a scientific understanding of our universe."
Examples of past public events include star parties, planetarium events, and tours of telescopes or observatories. We are especially interested in proposals for which the proposer is willing to facilitate the event planning. The AAS's role will be limited to assisting with coordination and advertising the event.
Guidelines for public events:
The AAS Vice Presidents and meetings staff reserve the right to accept, reject, or modify proposals for public events. Note that only one public event will be held at each meeting due to logistics constraints.
To propose a public event at an AAS meeting: