Education Committee Blog

The AAS Education Committee would like to welcome you to our blog, launched in February 2021. Thanks to so many of you in the astronomy education community, there are many materials, programs, resources, and discussion forums for teaching and learning astronomy. Our goal is to create a “value-added” way to highlight education-related activities supported by the AAS and others that may be of interest to AAS members. Blog posts include deeper dives into topics of interest and connect readers with additional resources.

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Drawing on History

25 Apr 2023
In this Education Committee Blog Post, guest author Ben Senson explains how to use horizon drawings and 2D views to bring the Ptolemaic and Copernican models of the cosmos alive.

EPD Mini-Grant Awardees at AAS 241 in Seattle

7 Mar 2023
Learn more about the excellent education and professional development activities at AAS 241 which were funded by the AAS Education & Professional Development (EPD) Mini-Grant program.

Robotic Telescope Labs for Survey-Level Undergraduates

10 Nov 2022
In this Education Committee blog, guest author Daniel Reichart gives an overview of “Our Place In Space!” — a unique survey-level curriculum that leverages “Skynet” and has now been adopted by 30 institutions.