About Project ASTRO
An ASP Legacy Program
Since 1994, the Astronomical Society of the Pacific’s (ASP) highly successful national Project ASTRO program has been providing opportunities for professional and amateur astronomers to contribute to science education in their local communities. With startup funding mainly from the Informal Science Education Division of the National Science Foundation, Project ASTRO began as an experiment in the San Francisco Bay Area. Since then, the program has expanded to include a number of regional sites across the country, thus forming a “National Network” that exchanges information regularly. The Project ASTRO National Staff & Office are located at the ASP in San Francisco.