Title: ASP 2021: Sharing Best Practices – AstronomyTeaching and Public Engagement
Volume: 533 Year: 2022 View this Volume on ADS
Editors: Greg Schultz, Joseph B. Jensen, Linda Shore
Sharing Best Practices: Astronomy Teaching and Public Engagement

ASP2021: A Virtual Conference
18-20 November 2021

The 134th Annual Meeting of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific was its second virtual conference and gathered over 250 attendees from around the world. It included college astronomy instructors, K-12 educators, scientists, science communicators, and public engagement professionals in astronomy and related fields. Whether you teach astronomy to students, engage the public in astronomy live or online, or design astronomy learning experiences, the ASP2021 conference was not to be missed. This proceedings volume captures many of the best presentations.

Program strands for ASP2021 included: Teaching Introductory Astronomy --- What are We Doing Now?; Engaging Astronomy Learners Using Smart Phones, Tablets, etc.; Doing Public Engagement in Informal Settings; Communicating Science Using Social and Traditional Media; Advancing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Access and Social Justice; Addressing Climate/Environmental Science and Preserving Dark Skies; and Getting Ready for Upcoming Eclipses --- Lunar and Solar!
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Paper Title Page Authors
Front Matter
The OpenStax Free Astronomy Textbook and Its Open Education Resources Hub 1 Fraknoi, A.
Online Resources for Teaching Introductory Astronomy 7 Impey, C.
Climate Change Communication Strategies for Astronomers 11 Hurst, A.; Rector, T.; Fraser, J.; Pickard, H.
We are Stardust — Stories of Us 12 Lee, A. S.; Guhathakurta, P.; Dragas, T.; Lovejoy, M.
The Essentials of Solar Eclipse Safety, or How to Practice “Safe Sun” 13 Fienberg, R. T.
Arkansas BalloonSAT and the 2024 Solar Eclipse 20 Kennon, T.; Carroll, R.
The Eddington Experiment and the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse 21 Sparks, R.; Seguel, J.; Pompea, S.
But Do They Understand Me? How to Make Astronomy Understanding Visible 22 Shore, L.
Energize Your Science Classroom with Authentic Research! 23 Grzybowski, E.; Hickey, J.; Kuper, O.; Newland, J.
The Search for Dark Matter 24 Norris, M.; Ronish, C.
A Subject Index of Free Online Labs for Astro 101 25 Fraknoi, A.
Adding Computational Activities to an Astronomy Course 29 Zich, R.; Rosenblatt, R.; DiCaro, J.
An Artistic Astro 101 Lab and Project Using Hubble Images 41 Kamenetzky, J.
Addressing the Industrialization of Space and Its Threat to Dark Skies 47 Walker, C.; Hall, J.
Astro 101: How the Past 1.5 Years Has Changed Instructional Goals, Activities, and Assessments 48 Schultz, G.; Gugliucci, N.; Kamenetzky, J.; McIntosh, D.
SDSS-IV Tools to Broaden Participation and Access 49 Beaton, R.
Assessing the Impact of Informal Education on Student Identity 50 Finn, M.
The Impact of Using Remote Telescopes on Self-Efficacy 51 Freed, R.
STEM Satellites: Bringing NASA Missions to Hospitals 52 Kmietowicz, M.
Creating Web Interactives Using AAS WorldWide Telescope 53 Weigel, D.
Accessible Virtual and Mixed Reality for Public Engagement 54 Bondell, J.; Myers, M.
Climate Change Across the Solar System: A First-Year Seminar Course 55 Chanover, N.
Using Informal Science Education to Address Climate Change 56 Yu, K. C.
Developing a Climate Change PD Community 62 Revels, J.; Williamson, K.
Exploring the Frontiers of Space in 3D 63 Impey, C.; Danehy, A.
An Exposition on Globular Clusters: Theory and Observation 70 Onubi, P. O.; Sani, I. A.; Idogbe, E. A.; Njoku-Achu, N. O.; Sunday, C. N.; Okany, C. F.; Okere, A. R.; Nnaji, J. C.; Parker, S.; Gozman, K.; McCulloch, A.; Nowinski, M.; Pagul, A.
Celebrating 12 Years of International Observe the Moon Night 81 Buxner, S.; Jones, A.; Wasser, M.; Tiedeken, S.; Barry, C.; Shaner, A.; Day, B.; White, V.
The Virtual World for Astronomy Education 82 Doran, R.
A Free Open-Access Astronomy Homework and Virtual Lab System 83 Tan, J.; Sheffield, A.; Grcevich, J.
The Pleiades and Cross-Cultural Connections in Museums 84 Hawkins, I.
Astrophotography for Teaching the Importance of Night Skies 97 Codoner, S. M.; Barrientos, T.
Explaining the Universe in 280 Characters 98 Ramos, K.; Mitchell, S. E.; Mattson, B.
Big Astronomy: Moving Forward with What We've Learned 102 Schmoll, S.; White, V.
Confidence and Curiosity: Girls at the Telescope and Beyond 103 Summer, T.; Harman, P.; White, V.
Next-Level, Robotic Telescope-Based Observing Experiences to Boost STEM Enrollments and Majors on a National Scale 104 Reichart, D. E.
Teaching Philosophy and Science of Space Exploration 115 Tekin, S.; Fies, C.; Packham, C.
Lateral Reading Strategies to Improve Science Media Literacy 121 Rector, T.; Banchero, P.
A Machine Learning Approach to Improving Student Writing About Science 122 Wenger, M.; Impey, C.; Danehy, A.; Buxner, S.
Delivering Equitable Access to STEAM Education in the Pandemic 123 Sullivan, P. T.; Sparks, R.; Orchard, A.; Beuden, T.; Liston, 4. L.; Saraficio, D.
Engaging Northern Communities for the June 2021 Solar Eclipse 125 Woodford, C.; Bolduc-Duval, J.
Lessons Learned from Outreach for an Annular Solar Eclipse 126 Coles, K. S.
The Future of Astronomy Education in our Schools–A Listening and Discussing Session 132 Waller, W. H.; Hirst-Bernhardt, C.; Lockett, D.; Peterson, M.; Wright, D.
Planning for the Next Eclipse: Lessons Learned from 2017 135 Buxner, S.; Fienberg, R. T.; Freed, R.; Peticolas, L.
What the American Astronomical Society Learned in 2017 136 Fienberg, R. T.
Culturally Responsive Citizen Science Curricula for ASTR 101 139 O'Donnell, C.; Simon, M.; Smith, P.
Bringing the Universe Down to Earth for Fifteen Years 140 Eyermann, S.; Mitchell, S. E.
Sharing Celestial Events With the World Free and From Home 141 Gal, R.
State of Amateur Astronomy 2021 142 White, V.; Siegel, D.
Online Innovations to Support Astro 101 Classes 143 Wenger, M.; Knierman, K. A.; Lee, K. M.; Simon, M.; Weigel, D.
Planning for Future Eclipses from Now Until 2027 144 White, V.; Morrow, C.; Speck, A.; Zeiler, M.
Visually Impaired in a General Astronomy Course 145 Pantoja, C. A.; Isidro, G. M.
Thoughts About the Outreach Project “Science on the Frontier: Expanding the Limits of Knowledge” 151 Soja, A. C.
We Belong in STEM: Student-Created Scientist Spotlights 152 Goering, A.
Galaxies and Female Astronomers 153 Rosado, M.
“Who Speaks for Earth?” A Theme for ASTR 101 157 Williamson, K.; Rodrigues, E.
The NASA Community College Network: Bringing NASA Science to the Nation's Community Colleges, and How You Can Benefit by Becoming Involved 158 Steel, S.; Harman, P.; Clark, C.; Backman, D.; Fraknoi, A.
Smartphones in the Astronomy Classroom 161 Lee, K. M.; Siedell, C. M.; Welch, E. A.; Davis, A. N.
The North American Solar Eclipses of 2023 and 2024 171 Zeiler, M.
Encouraging Durable Astronomy Clubs in Secondary Schools 172 Macnaughton, R.
NASA's Neurodiversity Network (N3): Creating Inclusive Learning Activities Across the Spectrum 173 Cominsky, L.; Peticolas, L.; Riccio, A.; Martin, W.; Mendez, B.; Perez, S.; Williams, G.; Grillo-Hill, A.; Valcarcel, J.
QIS for High Schoolers: Exploring Spin First Methodologies 181 Schiller, J.; Brereton, P.
Training ASTRO 101 Students to Explain Astronomy: An Innovative Approach 182 Berryhill, K.
Lessons From Beyond 183 Williams, J.; Buck, W.
Technology to Scale Up Diversity in Astronomy Education 184 Fies, C.; Packham, C.
Labor-Based or Spec-Based Grading in Astro 100 190 Enevoldsen, A.
Mastery of Astronomy 101 with Standards-Based Grading 191 Gugliucci, N.
Astro 101 & Beyond: Online Undergrad B.S. Degree 192 Knierman, K. A.; Ashcraft, T. A.
Can You Teach Science Literacy Without Math? 197 Follette, K.; Sarosi, C.; Buxner, S.; Galyen, E.
Utilizing Active Learning Strategies to Achieve Classroom and Outreach Goals: Teaching Multiwavelength Astronomy and Apparent Sizes 198 Vassos, T.
Project PANOPTES: A Student Led Search for Exoplanets from Your Backyard 217 Krishnamoorthy, P.; Walawender, J.; Gee, W. T.; Guyon, O.
Research Projects in Introductory Astronomy with X-Ray Fluorescence 228 Sivron, R.; Al-Kofahi, M.
Educational Resources, EPN24 Planetary Field Analogue Sites 229 Thompson, T.; Cane, R.
Using a Planetarium Beyond the Night Sky 230 Hintz, M.
Exploring our Sun: Science, Stories, and Solar Wax Melters 233 Beck, J.
Teaching the Daily Path of the Sun with the Aid of a Planetarium 238 Dcruz, N. L.
Astronomy as a Bridge to Equity in a Pandemic World 246 Bernhardt, C. H.; Willis, S.
Student Color-Magnitude Diagrams from Gaia Data 247 Piccioni, R. G.
Smartphone Lab: Inverse Square Law of Light 261 Cobb, B. E.
Citizen Astronomy in Urban and Rural Areas 266 Delgado-Correal, C.; Flor-Torres, L.; Uchima-Tamayo, J. P.
Using the eVscope and Mobile Devices for Astronomy Outreach 267 Sibbernsen, K.
Using the Hula Hoop as an NGSS Accessible Educational Tool 268 Grice, N.
NASA-in-the-Classroom: Populating ND with PurpleAir Sensors 273 McIntosh, T.; Saad, M.
Light Pollution Overview and Application Study at Young Harris College and Surrounding Areas 274 Mueller, K.; Ayers, I.; Roy, A.
Improving Astronomy Education: It's Not Rocket Science—It's Harder! 283 Russo, P.; Pompea, S.
The Industrialization of Space and Its Threat to Dark Skies 284 Hall, J.
Bridging the Teaching and Learning Gap That Was Under the Carpet 285 Doran, R.
Strengthening the Global Community of Astronomy Communicators 286 Christensen, L.
The Challenges and Satisfaction of Teaching Astro 101 in Community Colleges 287 Fraknoi, A.
Report from the Astro2020 State of the Profession and Societal Impacts Committee 291 Ramirez-Ruiz, E.
San Bruno Looks Up: Astronomy Programming Series 292 Bruxvoort, B.
Teaching Gas Tube and Stellar Spectra Using Live Video 293 Field, T.
Astronomy Content in Non-Astronomy Courses 294 Harrington, A.; Young, J.; Hankins, M.
K12 Online Astronomy Education 295 Wright, D.
Back Matter 297