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The Astronomical Society of the Pacific Survey of College Astronomy Instructors


As part of its program to assist instructors of astronomy at all levels, the ASP is establishing a network of those who teach introductory astronomy at colleges where a significant research effort is not necessarily expected of faculty. Such institutions include community colleges, some liberal arts colleges, some campuses of state universities, and university extenstion divisions.

We are beginning by surveying such instructors, assembling a mailing list, and holding occasional meetings where issues of mutual interest can be discussed.

To become part of this fledgling network, we invite you to print out our survey, fill it out, and send it to:

Andrew Fraknoi
Astronomical Society of the Pacific
390 Ashton Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94112, USA

If you prefer, you may copy the form to your e-mail editor, fill it out electronically, and send it as an e-mail message to: fraknoiandrew {at}

We don't yet know how much interest there will be in such a network or how we can obtain funding to assist such instructors, but we are exploring a number of avenues. Please send ideas or suggestions to the addresses shown above.

The first results from this survey were published in Astronomy Education Review:












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