ASP 128th Annual Meeting
The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) presents a Special STEM Outreach Conference:
Engage Every Child in the 2017 Solar Eclipse:
Working Together with Diverse and Underserved Communities Across America
December 8-9, 2016
St. Louis, Missouri
Early-Bird Registration ends October 1
Submissions due by October 1
The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) is pleased to announce its 128th Annual Meeting, a special STEM outreach conference focused on preparations for the 2017 solar eclipse that will be visible across North America.
Join us December 8-9, 2016 at the Moonrise Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri for “Engage Every Child in the 2017 Solar Eclipse: Working Together with Diverse and Underserved Communities Across America.”
The vast majority of the population in North America will experience a spectacular partial solar eclipse in their hometowns and could participate in eclipse events at venues such as schools, local parks, libraries, and other sites in their neighborhoods. This conference will concentrate on the task of ensuring broad participation in the August 21, 2017 solar eclipse, especially among diverse and underserved communities off the eclipse’s path of totality.
The goals of the conference are to (a) convene a mix of outreach-minded scientists, educators, and eclipse enthusiasts together with national STEM Leaders working in underserved communities interested in engaging youth in 2017 eclipse programs, (b) create a dialogue between the astronomy outreach community and STEM Leaders working with underserved audiences for the purposes of sharing successful eclipse outreach activities as well as best practices for working with underserved youth (c) provide STEM leaders with direct access to the astronomy expertise and resources they need to plan and implement successful eclipse programs for their communities, and (d) forge lasting partnerships and collaborations between STEM Leaders working in underserved communities and the astronomy education community.
* Abstract submissions — The ASP welcomes people to submit abstracts to present at this conference. The abstract submission deadline is October 1, 2016. We are soliciting three different types of abstracts for the conference program:
(a) poster presentations
(b) 10-minute oral presentations
(c) 60-minute workshops
Space will be very limited in the conference program, so all abstracts will be reviewed, and each lead author will be notified by October 15, 2016 if their abstract has been accepted for the program.
* Registration Space will be very limited for this conference, so we encourage early registration. Early-bird registration is $250 for ASP members, and $295 for non- ASP members. Early-bird registration ends on October 1, 2016, after which regular registration rates are $340 for ASP members and $395 for non- ASP members.
Program & Schedule (coming soon)