2017 ASTC Annual Conference (October 21-24)

My Sky Tonight: Engaging Young Children in the Science of Astronomy

Friday, October 20, 2017: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Convention Center
Session Leader:
Anna Hurst, Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Danielle Bardellini, Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Michele Crowl, Discovery Space of Central Pennsylvania and Maureen Callanan, University of California, Santa Cruz

Bring the excitement of astronomy to pre-K children and their families! Educators will learn developmentally appropriate methods of engaging young children in the practices of science. We will showcase a set of hands-on astronomy activities designed for 3- to 5-year-old children and tested at multiple museums. Preregistration required. Limited to 60 participants. Fee: $65 per person (includes breakfast and lunch).