Project ASTRO

Developed by the Astronomical Society of The Pacific and coordinated in Tucson by NOAO, this unique educational program offers teachers instruction in conducting hands-on inquiry-based science activities in their classrooms plus an astronomer partner with whom to present the activities. During the ASTRO workshop, a partnership is forged that blends the teacher’s knowledge of methods and classroom discipline with the astronomer’s knowledge of and passion for astronomy. All workshops are free to teachers and astronomers, and all participants receive the new “Universe At Your Fingertips” DVD packed with hundreds of astronomy resources, lessons, and activities. The Tucson workshop also includes a night-time trip to the Kitt Peak National Observatory.

Thanks for making 2013/2014 an ASTROnomical year!

  • 2015 Fall Workshop scheduled for September 11-12, 2015. The workshop will
    be held on Kitt Peak on the 11th and at NOAO on the 12th.

Applications to join the Project ASTRO program are available for teachers, and a form for Project Astro Administrative Support. We also have an application for astronomers.

Completed applications may be faxed to Kathie Coil at 520-318-8451 or mailed to 950 N. Cherry Ave., Tucson, AZ, 85719. For any further questions, feel free to contact Kathie at or 520-318-8230.