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November 18-20, 2021

Sharing Best Practices - Astronomy Teaching and Public Engagement

ASP2021: A Virtual Conference

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ASP2021: A Virtual Conference was a great success! Our second-ever virtual conference gathered over 250 attendees from around the world.

Plenary Speakers included:

  • Lars Christensen 
  • Rosa Doran
  • Jeff Hall
  • Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz
  • Pedro Russo & Stephen Pompea
  • Astro 101 Community College Panel


We invited 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 was not to be missed!

Program strands for ASP2021 included:

  • 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 was the perfect opportunity to reconvene with 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.

Image Gallery of Select Presenters

Our Special Conference Event was the 2021 ASP Annual Awards Virtual Gala

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

Registration for ASP2021 included attendance to the Awards Gala and tickets to the Gala were available to the Public.

Thank You to Our Conference Sponsors


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