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Registration Closes December 6, 8:59pm PT

December 8-10

Communicating Science to Students and the Public

Solar Eclipses to Space Telescopes:

ASP2022: A Virtual Conference

ASP2022 Overview

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About the Conference

Excitement is building around the upcoming solar eclipses and stunning images coming from the JWST. Together let's increase science literacy through the public’s excitement about space, new telescopes, and modern astronomy!

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 ASP2022: Virtual Conference. Whether you teach astronomy to students, engage the public in astronomy live or online, or design astronomy learning experiences, the virtual 134th Annual Meeting of the ASP is not to be missed!

Plenary Speakers & Panelists Announced:


  • Heidi Hammel I Science at AURA

"The First Year of the James Webb Space Telescope: What We’ve Learned, What is Still to Come"

  • Angela Speck I Univ of Texas, San Antonio

“North American Eclipses in 2023 and 2024: what, why, where and for how long”

  • Quyen Hart I Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)
  • Emma Marcucci I NASA's Universe of Learning
  • Claudia Martinez Gray I International Museum of Art & Science, McAllen, TX

Panel: "Unfolding the Infrared Universe with the James Webb Space Telescope"

  • Ed Prather I Univ of Arizona;
  • Molly Simon I Arizona State Univ
  • Ardis Herrold I Vera C. Rubin Observatory

Panel on college astronomy teaching

  • Mike Simmons I Founder of Astronomy for Equity
  • Ramasamy Venugopal I Office of Astronomy for Development (OAD) of the International Astronomical Union, South Africa/India
  • Anousheh Ansari I CEO of the X-Prize Foundation, USA

Panel: "Improving Lives, Communities, and Societies with Astronomy"

Thank You to Our Conference Sponsors




Bronze Sponsor

Program strands for ASP2022 include:

  • Teaching Astronomy – New Opportunities, Tools, Innovations, and Resources
  • Getting Ready for Upcoming Solar Eclipses!
  • Modern Astronomy and Big Data: New Challenges in Science Communication
  • Doing Public Astronomy Engagement in Informal Settings
  • Communicating Astronomy through New Media
  • Engaging the Public in Science via Amateur Astronomy & Citizen Science
  • Advancing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Access & Social Justice
  • Addressing Climate/Environmental Science & Preserving Dark Skies

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.


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