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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

Your Biggest Takeaway from ASTC 2017

With all the carefully designed professional development and networking opportunities available at the 2017 ASTC Annual Conference, participants can choose their own unique paths of engagement. Here’s what some are getting out of their time in San Jose: If you wonder how conference participants describe the ASTC Conference experience incredibly briefly: Read More

Live Demo Hour 2017

The Live Demo Hour again wowed a pack crowd in the Exhibit Hall, with demonstrations from a variety of ASTC members. If you missed it—or just want to relive it all over again—we captured abbreviated (very) and full versions for you. Thanks again to Eddie Goldstein, who has hosted this event at ASTC Annual Conferences... Read More

Opening Keynote Presentation

Brendan Iribe is the co-founder and vice president of PC VR at Oculus, where he oversees engineering and product development for Rift, Oculus Research, and computer vision. Oculus is a subsidiary of Facebook. He has long and strong ties to the science center and museum field and recently co-founded the Virtual Science Center, a Silicon... Read More

Meet the 2017 ASTC Diversity and Leadership Development Fellows

ASTC is pleased to welcome its 2017 Diversity and Leadership Development Fellows—13 nine New Fellows and three Alumni Fellows—to this year’s conference in San Jose, California. They are museum professionals from underrepresented groups who are attending ASTC 2017 to gain professional development experiences, a broader peer network, and the chance to hone their leadership skills.... Read More