Amateur Astronomers Adjust Engagement Stylesfor New Generations

Special topic: Astronomy Education Beyond the Classroom
5th Shaw-IAU Workshop
Wednesday Nov. 29, 2023
UTC: 3:35 p.m. - 3:55 p.m.
Thursday Nov. 30, 2023
UTC: 2:35 p.m. - 2:55 p.m.

While many amateur astronomers in the US and UK were inspired by the Apollo space race of the 1960s, the educational landscape has changed dramatically since then. As the local link between astronomers and the general public, astronomy enthusiasts can learn much from the latest pedagogy research. Reaching the broadest audience has great implications for the future of astronomy - both the hobby and the career. Hear 3 simple tips and where to find out more in this session.

About Vivian White

Vivian White is the Director of Free Choice Learning at the Astronomical Society of the Pacific in San Francisco, CA, where she has had the joy of working with amateur astronomers, Girl Scouts, and Buddhist monastics for nearly 2 decades. She is also a mom, a potter, and an avid explorer of this world.