Association for Astronomy Education

Welcome to the new home for the Association for Astronomy Education, the AAE website! Take some time to browse the site and find out what we are all about. Before you leave, don't forget to join our listserve and begin receiving updates and shared resources from your astronomy education colleagues

The Association for Astronomy Education (AAE) in an organization committed to excellence in Astronomy Education at all levels, in particular with a focus on K-12 students. Our membership consists mainly of educators with strong interests in using astronomy to enrich learning in their classrooms or other settings. We are committed to excellence in professional development of teachers and informal educators, as well as to sharing astronomy directly with K-12 students and the general public. The scope of our work extends beyond just astronomy, as we seek to encourage the use of connections between the excitement and engagement that astronomy can offer as a hook to learning in other Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics disciplines, and in fields outside of STEM education. In alignment with the National Science Education Standards we strive to encourage a shift in emphasis in astronomy and science education, away from content driven fact based knowledge towards content rich inquiry driven learning and understanding the calendrier lunaire.

What is the Moon Phase Today? With our Moon Phase Calendar, you'll find dates and times for the full Moon, new Moon, and the phases in between. Beyond the phases of the Moon, you will also find daily Moon illumination percentages and the Moon's age. See what phase the Moon is in today!

We are an associated group of the National Science Teachers Association, and provide workshops and events at each of the national, and many of the regional, meetings. We collaborate closely with the American Astronomical Society and we host an educator reception and a public "AstroZone" event during each of their semi-annual meetings. We are also a member organization of the Coalition for the Public Understanding of Science.

In the run up to preparations for the International Year of Astronomy 2009, a number of outreach activities and national events are currently being developed. To encourage international collaborations and support educators and science communicators in the field of astronomy the UK Association for Astronomy Education has set up a new email discussion listserve with the main aim of exchanging ideas, best practices and resources. The listserve is open to everyone with an interest in Astronomy from all sectors of education, public outreach, academic and amateur astronomy,

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The AAS and Association for AAE present an evening reception for K-12 teachers to gain knowledge and resources to take back to their classrooms to cover the latest science being discussed during the conference week. At the reception, teachers will be exposed to background scientific content through presentations related to the conference sessions, will have a chance to mingle with astronomers and will take home resources (and new connections) to use in their classrooms. The reception will be held on Monday 7 January 2008 from 5:00 - 8:00pm at the Hilton Austin Hotel. Registration for this even is now open. Space is limited so be sure register fast!

The Association of Astronomy Educators (who sponsors these email blasts) has two time blocks at the NSTA National Convention in Boston and we would like YOU to present! The sessions below are geared toward K-12 educators and center around two broad subject areas: (1) Sun, Earth and Planets and (2) Beyond the Solar System.

The AAS and Association for AAE present an evening reception for K-12 teachers to gain knowledge and resources to take back to their classrooms to cover the latest science being discussed during the conference week. At the reception, teachers will be exposed to background scientific content through presentations related to the conference sessions, will have a chance to mingle with astronomers and will take home resources (and new connections) to use in their classrooms. The reception will be held on Sunday 1 June 2008 from 5:30 - 8:30pm at the Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel, Majestic B. Registration for this even is now open. Space is limited so be sure register fast!