ASP Newsletter | November 2015
Andromeda galaxy by jpstanley
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IOP Science begins publishing Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (PASP) in January 2016.
The ASP, in a new partnership with Institute Of Physics (IOP), is delighted to invite submissions for original research articles in astronomy and astrophysics from the community. Authors can also submit conference and dissertation summaries as well as tutorials. More information
ASP @ Work
ASP Participates in White House Astronomy Night

Vivian White in front of the White House
The ASP's Vivian White was honored to be one of a handful of amateur and professional astronomers invited to bring telescopes to White House Astronomy Night on October 19th. President Obama gave a moving speech on the importance of innovation and why science is crucial to the future. At the end of the night the ASP donated the 8" Dobsonian telescope Vivian had been using to a local schoolteacher. Read more here. 

News from the Field
NASA Survey of Informal Science Educators

The ASP is an active member of the Informal Education Working Group (IEWG) of NASA's Science Mission Directorate (SMD.) This group conducted a nationwide survey of the needs of educators working in a variety of out-of-school settings to determine how, when, where, and for how long these educators prefer to receive professional development and support and what kinds of materials they need and want to use with their audiences. The results of this survey are now available to help organizations create successful programs and resources for these educators.
Upcoming ASP Events and Workshops
ASP Workshop for Science Teachers and School Administrators

workshop participants
ASP announces a new hands-on workshops for science teachers in grades 6-12, district administrators, and curriculum coordinators: Argument-Driven Inquiry: Promoting Science Proficiency by Transforming Lab Activities.  
More information and registration here.

ASP/AAS Astronomy Ambassadors Workshop: Resources & Techniques for Effective Outreach to Students & the Public

Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center, Kissimmee, Florida
When: 3 & 4 January 2016, 9:00 am to 5:30 pm  

This two-day workshop helps early career scientists learn strategies and techniques to improve their presentation skills, learn to communicate more effectively with public and school audiences, and find outreach opportunities and establish ongoing partnerships with local schools, museums, parks, and/or community centers. The AAS Astronomy Ambassadors program was established to support early-career AAS members interested in doing outreach to K-12 students, families, and the public. More information here. 

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