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NSTA Conferences 2012

NSTA conferences offer the latest in science content, teaching strategy, and research, all presented by science educators who want to enhance and expand their professional growth. They also offer featured speakers, educational field trips, short courses, exciting social events, and the largest exhibition of science materials around.

NSTA generally hosts four conferences each year - a national conference in the spring and three regional conferences in the fall.

2012 National Conference
Indianapolis, Indiana: March 29-April 1

2012 Area Conferences
Louisville, Kentucky: October 18-20
Atlanta, Georgia: November 1-3
Phoenix, Arizona: December 6-8

Complete listing of future conferences

Dr. Stephen Hawking & Friends
June 19th, 8:00pm
Flint Center, Cupertino, CA

Stephen Hawking is the Lucasian Professor at Cambridge University (the professorship once held by Sir Isaac Newton). For the past 45 years he has been a world leader in research on black holes, the birth of the universe, and the nature of space, time and gravity.  

In his portion of his live, in person evening presentations (Entitled: Out of a Black Hole) Dr. Hawking will explain that black holes aren't as black as they are painted. Things can get out of a black hole to the outside and, possibly, on to another universe.

For more information on this unique and special evening visit:

June 22-24
Hyatt Santa Clara, Santa Clara, CA

This event promises to be a standout event with panels, fireside chats, lightning talks, book signings, and ... an extended opportunity to schmooze with glitterati from the worlds of science and science-based entertainment. Bill Nye, the Science Guy (now the director of the Planetary Society) has just been added to the list, which includes David Morrison on 2012, Alex Filippenko on black holes and cosmology, two astronauts, planet hunters Geoff Marcy and Debra Fischer, Jill Tarter and Seth Shostak, science fiction writers, best-selling author Mary Roach, a panel of Mars experts, and many others. Get your tickets now and get in on the ground floor of what will surely be a memorable and entertaining event! Visit for detailed information and to purchase tickets. 

Astrobiology Summer Science Experience for Teachers (ASSET)

July 22 - 29, 2012
San Francisco State University

This summer institute for high school teachers will be intense and exciting, interactive and content rich, with presentations by leading astrobiology researchers from the SETI Institute, NASA, and the California Academy of Sciences.  Scientists will share the latest in astrobiology research on the origin of life on Earth, the extreme conditions in which life exists, Mars exploration, the formation of planetary systems around Sun-like stars, and the search for life in the universe.  Participants receive the entire Voyages Through Time / /(VTT) curriculum and complementary astrobiology materials, for use in their classrooms. VTT is a standards-based integrated high school science curriculum, delivered on CDS. Visit for details. Curriculum, travel, room and board expenses are grant funded. 3 graduate credits are available for a very reasonable tuition fee (~$350 TBD)

Applications will be accepted now through April 13. Visit for application and details.

39th Scientific Assembly of the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) and Associated Events "COSPAR 2012"

Date: 14 - 22 July 2012

Place: Mysore, India

Contact: COSPAR Secretariat
c/o CNES
2 place Maurice Quentin
75039 Paris Cedex 01, France
Tel: +33 1 44 76 75 10
Fax: +33 1 44 76 74 37

Scientific Program Chair: Prof. U.R. Rao, Department of Space, India

Abstract Deadline: Mid-February 2012

Topics: Approximately 100 meetings covering the fields of COSPAR Scientific Commissions (SC) and Panels:
- SC A: The Earth's Surface, Meteorology and Climate
- SC B: The Earth-Moon System, Planets, and Small Bodies of the Solar System
- SC C: The Upper Atmospheres of the Earth and Planets Including Reference Atmospheres
- SC D: Space Plasmas in the Solar System, Including Planetary Magnetospheres
- SC E: Research in Astrophysics from Space
- SC F: Life Sciences as Related to Space
- SC G: Materials Sciences in Space
- SC H: Fundamental Physics in Space
- Panel on Satellite Dynamics (PSD)
- Panel on Scientific Ballooning (PSB)
- Panel on Potentially Environmentally Detrimental Activities in Space (PEDAS)
- Panel on Radiation Belt Environment Modelling (PRBEM)
- Panel on Space Weather (PSW)
- Panel on Planetary Protection (PPP)
- Panel on Capacity Building (PCB)
- Panel on Education (PE)
- Panel on Exploration (PEX)
- Special events: interdisciplinary lectures, round table, etc.

Selected papers published in Advances in Space Research, a fully refereed journal with no deadlines open to all submissions in relevant fields.

International Max Planck Research School for Astronomy & Cosmic Physics at the University of Heidelberg (IMPRS-HD)

7th Heidelberg Summer School:
Computational Astrophysics: Physical Foundations & Numerical Techniques
September 10-14, 2012

IMPRS Heidelberg invites graduate students and postdocs to its 7th Heidelberg Summer School.

The school covers important topics in computational astrophysics, highlighting both the physical foundations and the numerical techniques for simulations of the formation and evolution of cosmic structures on a variety of scales. The primary lecture courses will cover N-body techniques for collisionless and collisional systems, numerical fluid dynamics with particle-based and mesh-based techniques, magnetohydrodynamics, radiative transfer, as well as modern trends in high-performance computing techniques. The program is complemented with short lectures on topics such as chemical reaction networks, kinetic approaches, or special matrix solvers.

Invited lecturers are:

-> Dominique AUBERT (University of Strasbourg)
-> Walter DEHNEN (University of Leicester)
-> Cornelis DULLEMOND (University of Heidelberg)
-> Daniel PRICE (Monash University)
-> Romain TEYSSIER (CEA Saclay and University of Zurich)

Deadline for application is July 1, 2012.

Please find more information, our poster, and the application forms under

IMPRS-HD is an independent part of the Heidelberg Graduate School for Fundamental Physics.


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