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K-12 Educators

Get Ready for the Great American Eclipse!

From The Teacher Learning Center at the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.

When: February 18, 2017; 9:00am – 12:30pm
Where: Astronomical Society of the Pacifc, 390 Ashton Ave. San Francisco, CA
Who: Classroom Teachers in Grades 5-12
Cost: $50

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On August 21, 2017, the Moon will pass directly in front of the Sun, a phenomenon viewable throughout the country! While the path of the total solar eclipse passes through Oregon, observers in northern California will experience from a 75 to 90 percent partial solar eclipse. At a time when many schools are in session!

In this workshop, learn how you can take advantage of this spectacular teachable moment, and engage your class and community in investigating and experiencing the eclipse. Workshop sessions will actively engage participants in an NGSS storyline approach to understanding the how and why of both solar and lunar eclipses.

For more information email or call:
Brian Kruse / bkruse {at} / 415-715-1426

A teacher effects eternity; [s]he can never tell where [her] his influence stops.
Henry Brooks Adams

Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.
Carl Sagan

The ASP serves K-12 educators who work in the classrooms and those who provide professional development (PD) to teachers. We design and organize diverse programs and services to support the teaching of astronomy as the gateway to science literacy: workshops, publications, bibliographies, PD conferences and networking. From Project ASTRO where we pair teachers with astronomers to share the excitement of astronomy in classrooms around the country, to our Galileo Teacher Training Program (GTTP), an annual two-day professional development workshop, to Cosmos in the Classroom which takes place every three years for teachers of college-level introductory astronomy (education workshops about the most popular and populated basic science class in universities across the country).

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