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What does it mean for a citizen to be "literate" in astronomy? The International Astronomical Union and collaborators have drafted an answer and are inviting the community to help refine it.

03 May 2019

The AAS Board of Trustees urges every physics and astronomy department to provide its majors and potential majors with opportunities to engage in meaningful and appropriate research experiences.

01 May 2019

The National Academies report that minority-serving colleges and universities could serve as a greater resource for meeting US STEM workforce needs, but only with increased attention and investments.

16 Dec 2018

LCO invites applications for organized and structured astronomy-education programs with well-defined target audiences. Partners will observe with LCO telescopes and use the data in their educational activities.

23 Jul 2018

Proposals are invited from US-based AAS members for small grants to provide education-related mentoring and professional-development experiences for fellow members. Deadline: Sunday, 5 August.

09 Jul 2018

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine concludes that graduate programs in the sciences need to put more emphasis on teaching and mentoring.

29 May 2018

The American Association for the Advancement of Science needs science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) professionals to assist K-12 teachers in the DC metro area during the 2018-19 school year.

12 May 2018

The AAS Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion in Graduate Astronomy Education is holding a Special Session at the 232nd AAS meeting in Denver on 4 June and looks forward to hearing your ideas.

25 Apr 2018

Please help a high-school student in Illinois by taking his survey to investigate people's interests in pursuing careers in astronomy. Deadline: Friday, 2 March.

15 Feb 2018

The number of astronomy and physics bachelor’s degrees and the number of astronomy PhDs awarded to the class of 2016 represent all-time highs.

12 Oct 2017