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Upcoming Workshops:

Skynet Junior Scholars Professional Development Workshop
September 14 - October 23, 2015 or
January 25 - February 29, 2016
see below for information and application.

My Sky Tonight Online Workshop:
Astronomy for Pre-K Children in Museums
October 12 - November 20, 2015
check back in August for application

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Skynet Junior Scholars Professional Development Workshop

September 14 - October 23, 2015, or January 25 - February 29, 2016

SJS online workshops will give you practice in operating world‐class telescopes, build your confidence in leading astronomy activities, and give you the tools to guide your youth through an exploration of our Universe. We have two workshop sessions to choose from: September 14 - October 23, 2015, or January 25 - February 29, 2016.

Skynet Junior Scholars is a national youth science program that allows young people to conduct astronomy investigations with world-class telescopes in the US, Chile, and Australia with a simple internet connection. The program is intended for middle school and older youth in 4-H clubs, afterschool, and other informal education programs. The SJS professional development workshops are designed for informal educators and youth leaders who hold out‐of‐school‐time programs for youth. Neither a science or astronomy background is required.

Each participant will receive a free toolkit of materials for hands‐on astronomy activities.

The online workshop lasts 6 weeks and requires about 18-20 hours of time commitment over that time. There will be a 1-hour online webchat each week that is in real time. The timing of these will be announced after the participants have indicated the best time for them. While the program will do their best to accommodate everyone's schedule, the webinars will also be recorded if you are unable to attend. There will be activities from the toolkit to try each week in between the webchats.

COST: free! Hands-on materials are provided.

For more details and registration information go to: http://www.gb.nrao.edu/sjsworkshop/

Questions? Contact astrosjs-staff@gmail.com
Last modified: Monday, July 13, 2015, 12:03 PM
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Astronomy from the Ground Up is based upon work supported by the Informal Education Division of the National Science Foundation under Grant no. ESI-0451933. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.