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November 18-20, 2021

Sharing Best Practices - Astronomy Teaching and Public Engagement

ASP2021: A Virtual Conference

Conference Overview

We held our first virtual conference last year and it was such a success we're offering another online conference this Fall!  If you missed ASP2020, you won’t want to miss this one!

Plenary Sessions Just Announced!

Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz  - Jeff Hall - Pedro Russo & Stephen Pompea

Lars Christensen - Astro 101  Community College Panel


Late Abstracts will be accepted through October 24

We strongly suggest submitting abstracts sooner than later as they are decided upon on a rolling basis until then.

Save! Advance Pricing ends November 1, 8:59pm PT


We invite Astro 101 instructors, K-12 educators, scientists, science communicators, and public engagement professionals in astronomy and related fields to join us all for ASP2021: Virtual Conference to move toward a better future. Whether you teach astronomy to students, engage the public in astronomy live or online, or design astronomy learning experiences, the virtual 133rd Annual Meeting of the ASP can’t be missed!

Program strands for ASP2021 will include:

  • Teaching Introductory Astronomy – What are We Doing Now?
  • Engaging Astronomy Learners Using Smart Phones, Tablets, Etc.
  • Doing Public Engagement in Informal Settings
  • Communicating Science Using Social & Traditional Media
  • Advancing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Access & Social Justice
  • Addressing Climate/Environmental Science & Preserving Dark Skies
  • Getting Ready for Upcoming Eclipses – Lunar and Solar!

ASP2021 is the perfect opportunity to reconvene with your colleagues from around the world, update folks on what you've been working on, and learn about best practices, innovative ideas, lessons learned, research findings, and evaluation results from our global community.

Special Conference Event: 2021 ASP Annual Awards Virtual Gala

Friday November 19 - 5:00 pm PT / 8:00 pm ET

Note: Registration for ASP2021 includes attendance to the Awards Gala. Tickets to the Gala will be sold separately.


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