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Awe and Wonder: Using Astronomy to Develop Scientific Literacy

May 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

Awe and Wonder: Using Astronomy to Develop Scientific Literacy  

Presented by Dr. Linda Shore (CEO, the Astronomical Society of the Pacific)

Linda Shore has been the Chief Executive Officer of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific since 2014 and has brought over 40 years of astronomy education expertise in support of ASP’s many initiatives, including most recently, developing programs and resources to help astronomers improve how they communicate with and engage public audiences. Prior to assuming her leadership role at the ASP, Linda was a Staff Scientist and Director of the Teacher Institute at the Exploratorium. During her 20-year tenure at this groundbreaking, internationally renowned hands-on museum of science, art, and human perception, she helped bring astronomy to the exhibit floor, led public astronomy events, helped science teachers bring innovative astronomy learning experiences to middle and high school students, and created materials designed to engage families in astronomy at home. Linda is the author of numerous popular science articles on astronomy and co-author of several astronomy activity books, including the award winning “Exploratorium Science Explorer” series as well as the ASP’s “Total Skywatchers Manual.”  As faculty for the Science for Monks and Nuns Project, Shore has taught astronomy to Tibetan Buddhist monastics in India, preparing them to incorporate the big ideas of western cosmology in their teachings. 

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May 7
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