RESOURCES AND AN AWARD FOR ASTRONOMY AND SPACE SCIENCE EDUCATORS

1. New or Updated Resource Guides for Astronomy Educators

A new guide to educational resources about eclipses in general and the “Great American Eclipse of the Sun” in 2017 are available at: http://www.astrosociety.org/eclipse2017

New resource guides in the Unheard Voices series, “The Astronomy of Many Cultures” and “Women in Astronomy” can be found at: http://multiverse.ssl.berkeley.edu/Learning-Resources/Educator-Resource-Guides 

An updated guide to science fiction stories with reasonable astronomy and physics (organized by science topic) is now available at: http://www.astrosociety.org/scifi

2. Astronomy Talks on YouTube

New talks by noted astronomers in the Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture Series can be found on their YouTube channel at: http://www.youtube.com/SVAstronomyLectures/

Recent lectures include: Caleb Scharf (Columbia), Michael Bicay (NASA), Chung-Pei Ma (U of California, Berkeley), Roger Romani (Stanford), and Alex Filippenko (Berkeley).

Audio-only Podcasts that can be played on many different devices are also available at: https://www.astrosociety.org/education/past-silicon-valley-astronomy-lectures/

3. ASP Invites Nominations for the Emmons Award for College Astronomy

Teaching

The Astronomical Society of the Pacific is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Emmons Award for outstanding contributions to the teaching of college-level introductory astronomy.

For more information, see: http://www.astrosociety.org/about-us/the-richard-h-emmons-award-for-excellence-in-college-astronomy-teaching/  

Nomination materials are due by Feb. 15, 2015.

 

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