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December 3-5

Embracing the Future: Astronomy Teaching and Public Engagement

ASP2020: A Virtual Conference

ASP2020: A Virtual Conference
Preliminary Schedule

Click here for the Schedule-at-a-Glance
Resources for Astro 101 Online: OpenStax, Expert TA, OER Hub
The free, on-line, open-source, introductory astronomy textbook by Fraknoi, Morrison, and Wolff, which is part of the non-profit OpenStax project, now has over 1,000 adopters and has been used by some 400,000 students/readers (saving astronomy students more than 25 million dollars). There is a new "Expert TA: Astronomy" computerized bank of 1,100 multiple-choice questions, 300+ calculation problems, and 200+ graphical questions. Our free Open Education Resources Hub has about 40 ancillary materials to go with the book, including new resource guides to "Black Lives in Astronomy." "Short Videos Organized by Astronomy Topic," "Plays and Films about Astronomers," and "An Updated List of Astronomy Simulations." More than 75 astronomers have contributed to this community project and we invite others to join us. The book URL is (and you can get to the OER Hub from the Instructor Resources page.)

I would like to be part of the Astro 101 Thread and the subsection on Resources. I can either be on a panel or do a 10-min oral.
Conference Strand: Online K-16 Teaching & Learning