NOAO Education & Public Outreach
Whether you are a teacher, student, amateur astronomer, or simply interested in learning more about the Universe, there are programs and resources here that will help you.
Project ASTRO: Arizona teachers (grades 3-12) partner with astronomers for classroom visits, demonstrations, star parties, and exciting/hands-on astronomy/science activities.
Bringing the Hands-On Optics Program to Arizona: informal science education program
Astronomy from the Ground Up: National NSF-funded professional development project for educators at small science and nature centers.
AstroBITS: Arizona teachers program in technology, using astronomy as a hook
GSMT Adaptive Optics Education Project: Developing activities to teach the concepts of adaptive optics to high school students
- Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU):
GLOBE at Night: citizen science program for anyone to monitor light pollution world wide
ASTRO-Chile: a collaboration of students in Tucson and La Serena, Chile on astronomy projects
International Year of Astronomy 2009: Galileoscope, Dark Skies Awareness
Kitt Peak Visitor Center: visit Kitt Peak, both daytime and evening
Image Gallery: astronomical images available for personal use
Classroom resources: archive of older activities and links to outside resources. Includes moon phases, solar studies, planets and stars
Spanish language materials: bilingual (English and Spanish) reviews of books and astronomy education materials available in Spanish
- Stephen Pompea, Scientist; Manager, Science Education
- Katy Garmany, Associate Scientist
- Connie Walker, Associate Scientist
- Robert Sparks, Science Education Specialist
- Kathie Coil, Sr. Program Coordinator EPO
- Chuck Dugan, Project ASTRO Site Coordinator
- Pete Marenfeld, Graphic Designer
- Mark Newhouse, Web Designer