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National Conference Schedule

Full program and schedule (pdf, 5.3 MB)

Draft Schedule of 1-Hour/2-Hour Workshops, Special Interest Group Discussions, and 10-Minute Oral Presentations, August 1-3 (pdf)
(updated July 20, 2011)

Posters list (pdf)
(updated July 19, 2011)

10-minute orals list (pdf)
(updated July 19, 2011)

Preliminary Daily Schedule (*Times subject to change)

Time

Event

Saturday, July 30, 2011

9am - 5pm

Day 1 of In the Footsteps of Galileo: A Galileo Teacher Training Program (GTTP) Workshop

Sunday, July 31, 2011

9am - 5pm

Day 2 of In the Footsteps of Galileo: A Galileo Teacher Training Program (GTTP) Workshop

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Annual ASP Members' Meeting (location changed to Composite Room)

6:30pm - 8:30pm

Welcome Reception (included in conference registration) at Maryland Science Center, featuring a screening of the IMAX film Hubble 3D, with remarks on the making of the film from Dr. Frank Summers of STScI.

Monday, August 1, 2011

8:30am - 6:00pm

Day 1 of the Connecting People to Science: EPO National Conference
Full schedule

9:00am

Keynote Speaker: Chris Mooney on "Unscientific America: What's the Problem? What's the Solution?"

9:00am - 12pm

Active Astronomy: Classroom Activities for Learning about the Electro-magnetic Spectrum (Short Course 1, for Teachers in Grades 6 - 12)

10:00 - 10:30am

Poster viewing/break

10:30 - 11:45am

One-minute oral poster previews

11:45am - 1:30pm

Lunch

1:30pm

Plenary Speaker: Waleed Abdalati (NASA) on "Looking Homeward Toward Earth: The Power of Perspective"

1:30 - 4:30pm

Chasing Shadows: Bring NASA’s Search for Earth-like Planets Around Other Stars to Your Classroom (Short Course 2, for Teachers in Grades 6 - 12)

2:30 - 3:15pm

Poster viewing/break

3:15 - 4:15pm

Concurrent session 1

4:15 - 4:30pm

Transition break

4:30 - 5:30pm

Concurrent session 2

7:30 - 9:00pm

Science Night, presented by the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI). Open to all meeting participants, and featuring four mini-lectures from STScI scientists.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

8:30am - 5:30pm

Day 2 of the Connecting People to Science: EPO National Conference
Full schedule

8:30am

Plenary Panel, moderated by Karen Peterson (NGCP), on "Engaging Girls in STEM: A Discussion of Foundational and Current Research on What Works"

9:00am - 12pm

Eye on the Sky: Exploring the Sun with Activities for the Elementary Classroom (Short Course 3, for Teachers in Grades K - 5)CANCELLED

9:30 - 10:00am

Poster viewing/break

10:00 - 11:00am

Concurrent session 3

11:00 - 11:15am

Transition break

11:15am - 12:15pm

Concurrent session 4

12:15 - 12:30pm

Transition break/Lunch

12:30 - 1:30pm

NASA Town Hall/Lunch

12:30 - 1:30pm

Lunch

1:30 - 1:45pm

Transition break/Lunch

1:30 - 4:30pm

Light and Color in the Night Sky, in the City, and in the Classroom (Short Course 4, for Teachers in Grades K - 8)

1:45pm

Plenary Speaker: Randi Korn (RK&A), on "Why Counting Attendees Won't Cut It for Evaluation in the 21st Century: Planning and Evaluating Informal Science Programs"

2:45 - 3:15pm

Poster viewing/break

3:15 - 4:15pm

Concurrent session 5

4:15 - 4:30pm

Transition break

4:30 - 5:30pm

Concurrent session 6

6:30 - 9:00pm

ASP Awards Banquet

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

8:30am - 6:00pm

Day 3 of the Connecting People to Science: EPO National Conference
Full schedule

8:30am

Plenary Speaker: David Blewett (JHU), on "New Views of Diverse Worlds"

9:00am - 12pm

Evidence-based Science: Climate in the Classroom (Short Course 5, for Teachers in Grades 6 - 12)

9:30 - 10:00am

Poster viewing/break

10:00 - 11:00am

Concurrent session 7

11:00 - 11:15am

Transition break

11:15am - 12:15pm

Concurrent session 8

12:15 - 1:45pm

Lunch

1:30 - 4:30pm

Global AND Local: Activity-based Explorations Connecting Global Climate Change to Change in Students’ Own Communities (Short Course 6, for Teachers in Grades 6 - 12)

1:45 - 2:45pm

Plenary Speaker: Neil DeGrasse Tyson (AMNH), on "Tales from the Twitterverse"

2:45 - 3:15pm

Poster viewing/break

3:15 - 4:15pm

Concurrent session 9

4:15 - 4:30pm

Transition break

4:30 - 5:30pm

Concurrent session 10

5:30 - 6:30pm

Closing Happy Hour


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