Science Educators Under the Stars: Amateur Astronomers Engaged in Education and Public Outreach

Science Educators Under the Stars: Amateur Astronomers Engaged in Education and Public Outreach
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"Science Educators Under the Stars captures the spark of excitement that amateur astronomers enjoy and share." -- Space.com
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Science Educators Under the Stars: Amateur Astronomers Engaged in Education and Public Outreach, (Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 2007), paperback, 124 pages. Edited by Michael G. Gibbs, Marni Berendsen, and Martin Storksdieck. Foreword by Terry Mann. Contributing authors: Marni Berendsen, Michael Gibbs, Jim Kaler, Judy Koke, David Levy, Mike Reynolds, Scott Roberts, Tim Slater, Martin Storksdieck, and Dan Zevin.

Science Educators Under the Stars: Amateur Astronomers Engaged in Education and Public Outreach is the first comprehensive treatise of the amateur astronomer's role in communicating knowledge and passion about astronomy to the public. The book reviews the topic from many angles: it characterizes the nature of education and public engagement with astronomy that amateur astronomers are currently doing; it features projects and organizations that support and aid these practices; it discusses the potential impact on the public and on astronomy and amateur astronomers; and it embeds these pieces into a larger framework of astronomy education as a whole. The book also provides a summary of research conducted on amateur astronomers engaging in education and public outreach along with presenting new research findings on women in astronomy.

Download the Table of Contents and Foreword. Edited by Michael G. Gibbs, Marni Berendsen, and Martin Storksdieck (2007), paperback, 124 pages.