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ASP2018: Advancing Astronomy for All

Conference on Education, Communication,
and Diversity in Science

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


Mark your calendars!  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 as well as opportunities for extracurricular wine country tours and early workshops.

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About the Meeting:

ASP 2018: Advancing Astronomy for All will be a broad science education/outreach conference, welcoming a variety of professionals, including:

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

ASP 2018: Advancing Astronomy for All will feature 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 professionals and contributions across a number of related science fields, including:

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

The program for ASP 2018: Advancing Astronomy for All will feature sessions in different strands, addressing work with a variety of audiences, and tackling a number of professional strategies and practices, as outlined below.

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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