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News from Near the Kilauea Volcano

Volcanic activity around the Kilauea volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii has been an ongoing fact of life for residents since 1983, but on May 3 magma started spouting and flowing, forcing some people to evacuate and filling news media with dramatic images of the Earth’s geology in action. The ʻImiloa Astronomy Center is an... Read More

ASTC Partners with the March for Science

ASTC is a proud partner of the March for Science. We are looking forward to participating in the 2018 March for Science in Washington, D.C., in support of our shared goals of robustly funded and publicly communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity. Many ASTC science centers and museums, and their staff... Read More

ASTC on Air with Cristin Dorgelo

“ASTC on Air” spoke with Cristin Dorgelo, the new president and CEO of the Association of Science and Technology Centers, during her first official week on the job.     Listen in, meet Cristin and find out more about common themes she heard at the 2017 ASTC Annual Conference and at the Science Centre World... Read More

Happy New Year

Best Wishes for an Astronomically Successful 2018 From the Association of Science-Technology Centers   The bright red spot is a star that is full of surprises. Called IRAS 19312+1950, it has characteristics of a very young star and a very old star. Scientists believe the object is a newly forming protostar, which was unexpected because... Read More

Webinar—Advocacy 101

Click here to watch this archived webinar in ASTC’s Professional Development Video Library. On December 12, this webinar presented introductory, broad overview of concepts and actions you and your institution can use to advance your goals with people in your community, in any country—whether elected officials, people who work in their offices, or someone you meet in the... Read More

Policy Alert: Sign ASTC Letter Requesting Changes in U.S. Federal STEM Education Priorities

Please help ASTC demonstrate the largest possible level of support for these modifications to the U.S. Secretary of Education’s Proposed Supplemental Priorities and Definitions for Discretionary Grant Programs. Add your institution’s name to the letter below by Thursday, November 9, so that ASTC and its Public Policy Committee can deliver it to the U.S. Department... Read More