Committee on Space Science and Astronomy

The Committee on Space Science and Astronomy serves AAPT by keeping Space Science and Astronomy relevant within the larger realm of Physics Teaching.

(Prior to March 2004, this committee was known as the Astronomy Education Committee.)

Mission Statement

Reports

 

Homepage
https://sites.google.com/a/aapt.org/spacesci-astro/

Committee Members

Richard Gelderman, Chair (Term ending after WM2021)

Janelle M. Bailey, Vice Chair (Term ending after WM2023)

Spencer L. Buckner (Term ending after WM2021)

Darsa Donelan (Term ending after WM2023)

David R. Klassen (Term ending after WM2022)

Gregory Mulder (Term ending after WM2022)

Beth A. Cunningham, Ex Officio

Past Chairs

Amber L. Stuver, PhD (2018)

Benjamin G. Jenkins (2019)

Ken Brandt (2020)

 

Mission

  1. To strengthen and maintain contacts with national organizations concerned with space science and astronomy and the teaching thereof.
  2. To provide AAPT members with a perspective on current space science and astronomy research through "Frontiers in Space Science and Astronomy" sessions.
  3. To promote excellence in teaching astronomy by:
    1. Sponsoring hands-on workshops that introduce the latest in computer software and observational techniques taught in labs.
    2. Holding sessions that provide information on resources for teaching materials; on successful and unsuccessful curricula developments; on research in teaching; and on the interrelationships between astronomy and other disciplines.
    3. Working with sister committees to promote areas of joint interest.