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Show a child the universe: become a part of Bay Area Project ASTRO

Hello Bay Area astronomers,

Show a child the universe and inspire the next generation of science
leaders! ASP’s Project ASTRO Partners Volunteer Astronomers with Teachers in
Bay Area Schools & Community Organizations. Please pass this message onto
anyone who may be interested.

Project ASTRO is looking for amateur and professional astronomers to work
with teachers and students in 3rd ­ 9th grade classrooms. This is a great
opportunity to share your love of astronomy with a receptive audience and
help kids learn about science.

Bay Area Project ASTRO pairs you with a local teacher at a school convenient
for you. Together, you and your teacher partner attend a 2-day summer
workshop to learn hands-on, inquiry-based astronomy activities and then you
"adopt" a class for a year. Both partners will receive “The Universe at
Your Fingertips 2.0” -- a rich curriculum resource on DVD-ROM featuring a
host of materials on teaching astronomy you can use in many settings.

Astronomer applications are now being accepted for the 2013 - 2014 school
year. There is no cost, but space is limited. All participants are required
to attend a 2-day workshop held August 2 & 3, 2013, at the San Mateo County
Office of Education in Redwood City. Participants receive The Universe at
Your Fingertips collection of activities and much more.



Graduate students and advanced undergraduate students majoring in astronomy are also encouraged to apply.

Questions? Please contact Brian Kruse, Project ASTRO Coordinator by email:

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  • Kenneth F.
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