A Free Workshop for Early-Career Astronomers Who Want to Do Better Outreach with Students & the Public8 Nov 2019, 17:26 UTC
Friday and Saturday, January 3-4, 2020, in conjunction with the 235th meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Honolulu, HI.
The American Astronomical Society (AAS) is sponsoring a free skill-building workshop — and an ongoing community of practice — to support early-career astronomers in providing effective outreach to schools, families, and the public. Working with the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, the Portal to the Public Project, and other outreach organizations, the AAS Astronomy Ambassadors program (now in its eighth year) offers two days of hands-on training, extensive resources, and pre-tested activities – plus the opportunity to join a like-minded group of peers.
If you are a graduate student, postdoc, recent faculty, or recent research scientist, and you’re interested in spending a fraction of your time helping students and the public become more scientifically literate, this is an invitation to sharpen your outreach skills and join the growing AAS Astronomy Ambassadors community (more than 200 members).
The AAS Astronomy Ambassadors workshop will be held on the Friday and Saturday before the start of the winter AAS meeting in Honolulu, HI. Participants will spend two active days learning techniques, examining selected materials, and getting to know each other and an existing ...