Described as the world’s largest and most advanced superconducting camera, a new instrument dubbed DARKNESS is designed to filter out the blinding light of stars to see orbiting exoplanets in more detail than ever before.
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ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) announced that Dennis Schatz, senior advisor at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle, Washington and field editor for NSTA’s Connected Science Learning, began his one-year term as president-elect of NSTA on June 1, 2018. He will assume the office of president on June 1, 2019.
“With a background in science education in both the formal and informal settings and as an association leader, Dennis is uniquely suited for his new role as the new president-elect of NSTA,” said NSTA Executive Director Dr. David Evans. “His insights will help the Association to amplify educator voices to improve science teaching and learning across the country.”
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I am pleased to present the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) Annual Report for 2017. This year marked the 129th anniversary of the Society and, most significantly, the first time in 99 years that a total solar eclipse traversed the continental United States from coast to coast.
Estimates are that over 215 million people watched the “Great American Solar Eclipse” in some fashion. ASP has at the heart many national efforts aimed at ensuring everyone was fully engaged in this once-in-a-lifetime astronomical event. We also focused our attention on reaching underserved communities both on and off the path of totality.
This year we are focusing our annual report on the historic Great American Eclipse and our success in engaging literally hundreds of thousands of people in the awe and wonder of this rare celestial alignment. Thanks to you, the ASP supported astronomy enthusiasts of every kind, trained astronomy educators working in many different types of learning environments, and created innovative astronomy education activities and materials to help people understand why eclipses happen.
Together with friends like you, we are bringing the excitement of astronomy to new generations of enthusiasts and professionals. On behalf of all of the audiences we serve, thank you.
Linda S. Shore Ed.D
Chief Executive Officer
Astronomical Society of the Pacific
P.S. Please consider making a contribution to the ASP today so we can build on last year’s tremendous success and expand our work. Your gift may be tax-deductible as provided by law. The ASP tax ID is 94-0294860.