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Speaker Biographies

Plenary Abstracts

ASP2024: A Virtual Conference

Plenary Panel Sessions

Note: the titles are working titles and some speakers may not be included just yet. We will update periodically. Abstract details and Speaker Bios will appear as they become available.

Panel Sessions
Times and dates to be determined

Preliminary Title: “Open Education Resources for Teaching Introductory Astronomy”
Andrew Fraknoi (Foothill College and Univ. of San Francisco), Chris Impey (Univ. of Arizona), Lauren Woolsey (Grand Rapids Community College), Allyson Sheffield (LaGuardia Community College)

Preliminary Title: "Lessons for the 2040's from the AAS’s Solar Eclipse Task Force"
What a decade of preparing North America for the solar eclipses of 2017, 2023, and 2024 taught astronomers, educators, community organizers, government leaders, and tourism professionals.
Co-Chairs of the AAS Solar Eclipse Task Force, Rick Fienberg (American Astronomical Society), Angela Speck (Univ. of Texas, San Antonio), Deb Ross (Kids Out and About)

“NASA Science Activation: Igniting the Spark for Science Learning”
Panelists to include: 
Lin Chambers (NASA Science Mission Directorate), Joëlle LeMer (Northern Arizona Univ.), et al.

Preliminary Title: "On-the-Spot: Findings from an NSF Project on Engaging Public Audiences Using Feedback"
Linda Shore (Astronomical Society of the Pacific), Dennis Schatz (Institute for Learning Innovation), Kelly Hoke (Oregon State Univ.), Suzy Gurton (Embry Riddle Aeronautical Univ.), Jessica Sickler (Sickler Consulting)

Preliminary Topic: "The Planetarium at 100: Moving the Field into Its Next Century"
Panelists to include: 
Michael McConville (International Planetarium Society), Kenneth Brandt (Robeson Planetarium and Science Center), et al.

Preliminary Title: “Climate Change for Astronomers”
Panelists to include: 
Travis Rector (Univ. of Alaska Anchorage), Ka Chun Yu (Denver Museum of Nature & Science), et al.

Session Panel Biographies coming soon