After 15 successful years in San Diego, Project ASTRO operations at SDSU have been suspended as of 2015; for reference, we post here the archived web page of resources from 2014.
Project ASTRO San Diego
Astronomers and Teachers in Partnership for Learning
Project ASTRO is a national program of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, to improve science education in grades 3-10, by creating partnerships between scientists and the schools in their communities. Through multiple classroom visits and hands-on, inquiry-based astronomy and space-themed activities, teacher and students get to know their own “classroom scientist” as a resource and a mentor. The San Diego site began operations in 2001.
2014 May 20: JOIN OUR PROJECT! Thanks to a grant from the SDSU Presidential Leadership Fund, we are hosting our Project ASTRO annual training workshop on Saturday November 1, 2014 (new date) at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, 9:30am-3:00pm.
More information and application materials.
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Project ASTRO by astronomers and teachers. Feel free to send in your own question to the Project ASTRO coordinator.
- Support Project ASTRO San Diego. We rely entirely on local fundraising to provide training, volunteer astronomers and teaching materials – directly benefitting our schools and our children in San Diego County.Corporate and individual donations are very welcome. Project ASTRO is a 501c(3) tax-exempt organization administered by the SDSU Campanile Foundation. If you wish to make a tax-deductible contribution to support any aspect of our work, please contact us for more information. Checks can be made out to the “SDSU Campanile Foundation (Project ASTRO)”. Large donations will be acknowledged on this website, and at our training workshops for teachers and astronomers held throughout the year.
- Contact us!
Links for Project ASTRO partners:
- Resources for Project ASTRO San Diego partners – local and national organizations, classroom activities, and free stuff for educators.
- 2010 Galileoscope Workshop Materials
- National Project ASTRO at the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. Learn more about the project’s philosophy and its success around the country.You may also learn more about the classroom activity resource DVD which is given to all training workshop participants: The Universe at your Fingertips.
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