Posted byMiki Huynh
Oct. 31, 2016
Astronomy Education and Outreach Resources
Great guides and resources for astronomy education and outreach are available to view on the web.
Educational and Cultural Resource Guides
These education guides are provided by Andrew Fraknoi, award-winning science educator and current Chair of the Astronomy Department at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, CA.
Astronomy of Many Cultures: http://multiverse.ssl.berkeley.edu/multicultural
Women in Astronomy: http://multiverse.ssl.berkeley.edu/women
Doing Astronomy Outreach: http://aas.org/outreach/moose
Astronomy Education and Outreach Papers
The Journal for Astronomy and Earth Science Education (JAESE) continuously publishes articles on education and outreach in astronomy and geophysics: http://www.jaese.org/
Articles on Science and Science Fiction
Nature has published a series of articles on science fiction, including one on good science fiction for scientists: http://nature.com/scifispecial (scroll down to the section “Nature Physics”)
Music Inspired by Astronomy
An article by Andrew Fraknoi published in Communicating Astronomy with the Public Journal on music inspired by astronomy: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/306746125_Interdisciplinary_Approaches_to_Astronomy_The_Music_of_the_Spheres
Silicon Valley Astronomy Lectures
More than one million people have viewed the professionally recorded and edited versions of astronomy talks by noted astronomers on YouTube in the Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture Series. Now in HD, lectures include NASA’s Jeff Moore on New Horizon Pluto results, Stanford’s Tom Abel on the first stars in the universe, and Harvard’s Robert Kirshner on how supernovae led to the discovery of the accelerating universe: https://www.youtube.com/user/SVAstronomyLectures
For a list of resources specific to astrobiology, check out the Astrobiology at NASA Education Resources and Learning Materials at https://astrobiology.nasa.gov/education/.