Registration/Abstracts Open for National Meeting on Science Education and Communication in Tucson

published Apr 13, 2012 3:16pm
A National Meeting on Science Education and Communication
Tucson, Arizona, Aug. 4 - 8, 2012

The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP), in partnership with the American Geophysical Union and the National Optical Astronomy Observatory, is delighted to open the registration for its 124th Annual Meeting and its national conference on "Communicating Science."

Hundreds of education and outreach professionals, scientists, educators at all levels, authors of print and on-line materials, journalists, public information officers, museum staff, twitterers, and other involved in communicating science will be gathering at the air-conditioned DoubleTree Tucson hotel for panels, workshops, talks, posters, exhibits, and discussions.

There will also be a weekend workshop on teaching hands-on astronomy (with a focus on planetary exploration and reaching under-served minorities) on Sat. and Sun., Aug. 4 & 5, for teachers in grades 3-12, and those who work with them.

Abstracts are welcome for poster papers, 10-minute oral presentations, one-hour hands-on workshops, and one-hour special-interest group discussions. Full instructions are available on the conference web site. The deadline for submitting an abstract is April 30.

There is a substantial discount for early registration and for members of the ASP. (You can join when you register.) The hotel space is limited. We encourage participants to register early and make vacation plans around this exciting meeting in the beautiful southwest.