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ASP 129th Annual Meeting

The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) presents a STEM Outreach Conference:

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

December 5-8, 2017
St. Louis, Missouri
Moonrise Hotel

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.

This ASP 2017 conference will help us all look “beyond the 2017 eclipse” as a follow-up to last year’s conference, which 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.

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

Registration Information

Abstract Submissions (Late Abstract Deadline Nov 1)

Program & Schedule

Travel/Lodging/Dining (Special Meeting Rate ends Nov 1)

Field Trip Tickets (now available to purchase)

Plenary Speakers & Discussions (just announced)

Tickets now available to purchase! Optional Field Trips
We invite you to stay through Friday as we are offering two optional and exciting Field Trips for our participants on Friday December 8th; one to the Challenger Learning Center-St. Louis and the other to the St. Louis Science Center. The ticket purchase includes free Center admission, transportation to and from, a behind-the scenes tour and discussion with facility staff, and a bag lunch. Limited spaces available. Purchase your ticket today!

Child Care Option – We want to make it easier for those who require child care onsite whether you live locally, or would like to travel with your child(ren) in order to attend. Please visit for more information on how to find the best options in St. Louis for your individual needs. If you have any questions, please contact us at annualmeeting {at}

Annual Meeting Sponsor: National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO)


The National Radio Astronomy Observatory is a facility of the National Science Foundation, operated under cooperative agreement by Associated Universities, Inc. The NRAO provides state-of-the-art radio telescope facilities for use by the international scientific community.


Any questions? Please direct them to: annualmeeting {at}