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What is Project ASTRO?

Project ASTRO is an astronomy education program developed by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) for the main purpose of keeping students interested in science.

Project ASTRO began in 1993 as a pilot project in California pairing professional and amateur astronomers with classroom teachers in grade 4-9. The Project ASTRO Astronomer-Teacher Partnerships model was created to combine the expertise of educators and scientists in an equal, collaborative relationship that translates directly to the classroom. Designed to form long-term relationships between astronomers and educators to the ultimate benefit of students, Project ASTRO was funded a second time in 1995 by the National Science Foundation to expand nationally. There are currently fifteen Project ASTRO Expansion Sites around the country and each is responsible for Developing and Implementing a Local Project ASTRO.

 For More Information

  • See this list of Frequently Asked Questions ("FAQs") about Project ASTRO. You can also contribute your own questions.
  • Check out the "10 Steps to a Successful Project ASTRO Partnership."
  • Find out about Project ASTRO expansion sites around the country.

Project ASTRO BOSTON Contact Information

Cathy Clemens, Project ASTRO BOSTON Coordinator SAO, 60 Garden Street, MS 83, Cambridge, MA 02138 Telephone: (617) 496-7867 - FAX: (617) 496-7577 email: cclemens @ cfa.harvard.edu (remove spaces)

National Project ASTRO Contact Information

Daniel Zevin, National Project ASTRO Coordinator ASP, 390 Ashton Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94112 Telephone: (415) 337-1100 - FAX (415) 337-5205 email: dzevin @ astrosociety.org (remove spaces)