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ASP2018: Advancing Astronomy for All

Conference on Education, Communication,
and Diversity in Science

September 10 – 13, 2018
Sonoma Wine Country, California
DoubleTree by Hilton


Join your colleagues in California’s beautiful Sonoma Wine Country for 3 days of workshops, panels, oral sessions, poster sessions, an opening reception and dinner/film showing, as well as opportunities for extracurricular wine country tours.

Register Today! Late Fee and Single Day Tickets Available.

Travel/Lodging Special Conference Rate no longer available.

Program & Schedule Updated schedules available

Guest Tickets Reception, Dinner, and Movie!

Dining/Local Activities

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Meeting Sponsor


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.

About ASP2018: Advancing Astronomy for All

The ASP’s 130th Annual Meeting is a broad science education/outreach conference featuring plenary talks/panels, contributed workshops/sessions, and oral/poster presentations addressing a wide range of professional work, research, and evaluation in education, communication, and diversity in science.

We welcome a variety of professionals, including:

  • scientists;
  • science educators;
  • college instructors;
  • informal educators;
  • outreach professionals;
  • science communicators.

We welcome professionals and contributions across a number of related science fields, including:

  • astronomy;
  • astrophysics;
  • space science;
  • planetary science;
  • solar science;
  • astrobiology;
  • earth science;
  • physics.

Conference Strands

  • Science Education;
  • Science Communication;
  • Diversity in Science.

Come share best practices for working with these audiences:

  • Higher Education: Instructors and Students (as with Cosmos in the Classroom past ASP conferences);
  • K-12: Teachers and Students;
  • Citizen Scientists and Amateur Astronomers;
  • Informal Audiences at Museums, Parks, Libraries, Afterschool, etc.;
  • General Public;
  • Other.

Strategies and Practices

  • Confronting Political Challenges to Science and Science Education;
  • Engaging with Diverse and Underserved Communities;
  • Social Media and Traditional Media;
  • Education Research and Evaluation Studies;
  • Professional Development Programs;
  • Curriculum Development;
  • Out of School Learning for Children;
  • Other.

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