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NOAO's Fall Project ASTRO Workshop Registration is Open
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10/6/2017 to 10/7/2017
When: Friday, October 6, 2017
Where: United States

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The National Optical Astronomy Observatory is accepting applications from teachers for the 2016 fall workshop scheduled for October 6-7, 2017.


On Friday, October 6, workshop participants will travel to Kitt Peak National Observatory (transportation provided from Tucson) for an all day workshop that will conclude with a star party under the dark skies of Kitt Peak before returning to Tucson. The Saturday session will take place at NOAO headquarters on the University of Arizona campus.


The workshop is free but space is limited. All meals are included.


Project Astro is a national program started by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. Each teacher is paired with a local astronomer who visits the classroom throughout the school year to partner with the teacher in astronomy education activities. Project Astro focuses on teachers from 3rd grade and above (but teachers younger students have participated in the program successfully).


The teachers will learn a variety of astronomy education activities with their astronomer partner throughout the workshop. Each teacher receives the "Universe At Your Fingertips" DVD which contains hundreds of astronomy activities suitable for a wide range of audiences, Teachers who complete the workshop may check out activity kits from NOAO to use in their classrooms throughout the school year.


Teachers from throughout the state of Arizona may apply. See the attached flyer for more information.


Apply directly online at


Please feel free to call 520-318-8313 or email Robert Sparks, with any questions!

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