The goal of the Galileo Teacher Training Program is to train teachers in the effective use and transfer of astronomy tools and existing resources that are freely available on the internet (like CosmoQuest!), into classroom science curricula. The products and techniques developed by this programme can be adapted to reach locations with few resources, as well as high-tech areas.
The existence of the Ward Beecher Planetarium at Youngstown State University is due to the generosity of Youngstown industrialist and philanthropist Ward Beecher. In accordance with his wishes that the sciences benefit young people, the planetarium has always been free and open to the public. The planetarium is working on creating new shows and new, free resources for other planetariums also authoring their own shows.
This after-school astronomy program, Dark Skies Bright Kids, based in central Virginia is dedicated to spreading the love and knowledge of astronomy to students in elementary schools. Using hands-on activities, the volunteers foster students’ natural curiosity and make science accessible and tangible. DSBK is in the process of refining and publishing all of their activities on their website and will be coming out with two bilingual astronomy books for children.
Designed for science educators and communicators, people working in astronomy related fields, amateur astronomers, and anyone with a love of astronomy, Swinburne Astronomy Online (SAO) is a fully online postgraduate degree program in astronomy. At CosmoQuest we recognize there are limits to what we can teach & encourage people who want to learn more to get a degree through SAO.