Developed by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, with support through the National Science Foundation and NASA. Project ASTRO began in 1993, pairing professional and amateur astronomers with classroom teachers. The partners are trained together in workshops that emphasize hands-on activities. Project ASTRO is an on-going program.
Club for the Future
Blue Origin's Club for the Future was founded in 2019. Its purpose is to inspire students to pursue careers in STEM with emphasis on space development and exploration. One program is Postcards to Space where students create a postcard, send it to Blue Origin and it is launched on the New Shepard. As of April 2021, over 25,000 have been received and sent into space on the New Shepard. Blue Origin also collaborates with other organizations that promote space education. STEM curriculm is offered on the site. The club also has a facebook page. Read more about Blue Origin on Astra's commercial space page.
Elevators in Space?
It's expensive to launch rockets, so it has been suggested we could build an elevator to lift us above Earth's surface. Elevator.com studies the possibility at Space Elevators and Astronomy. - Here you will also find links to educational resources suitable for educators and their students.
Planetariums and Museums can be an excellent source of educational information. I am only listing a few here, some are major and others are local. I would encourage you to visit your local resource. If you are a teacher, ask about their educational programs. (as if you haven't already! 8^)
SciEd is science education support and programs for teachers. Working with teachers, this site strives to advance science literacy through dynamic resources: field trips to the museum, in-school visits, curriculum support, Science House lending library, and professional development.
This page last updated on March 25, 2023