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Session 23 - Astronomy Education: Current Developments & Trends.
Oral session, Monday, January 13
Harbour A,

[23.01] Astronomy Education in the US: An Overview

A. Fraknoi (Foothill College; ASP)

This talk will include an overview of the six domains where astronomy education takes place: graduate courses, undergraduate courses (especially for nonscience majors), K-12 astronomy teaching, informal institutions (museums, planetaria, observatory visitor centers, NASA sites, etc.), amateur astronomy groups (including their outreach efforts), and astronomy interpretation (magazines, newspapers, radio, TV, books, and the Web). Key successes and problems in each domain will be briefly discussed. Participants will receive a listing of national astronomy education projects, and a bibliogra- phy on astronomy education.

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