Welcome to Montreal!

Over 1,600 attendees (with more to come) from around the world have gathered in Montreal, Quebec, Canada for the 2015 ASTC Annual Conference, hosted by the Montréal Science Centre. With over 100 sessions and workshops, a keynote presentation featuring a discussion on science communication with Annick Desjardin, associate professor of neurology at Duke University Medical... Read More

ASTC On Air withRosan Bosch

Another edition of ASTC On Air was streamed live on Sunday, October 18. This time, we spoke with world renowned designer Rosan Bosch. (See recording below.) ASTC On Air is a series in which we interview fascinating individuals outside the museum field who are doing work that is relevant and interesting to informal science and... Read More

ASTC Announces Partnership with U.S. Department of Agriculture

On October 1, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack signed a partnership Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) that will provide more than 500 member museums and science-technology centers with resources to incorporate agricultural science and research in their programs. The MOU was signed by Vilsack and... Read More

Dwell on This

By Anthony (Bud) Rock A collective mass of youthful exuberance pulses through our science centers and museums on any given day. As I visit our ASTC-member institutions around the world, I find it extremely rewarding to watch all that energy being transformed into focused, intense contemplation of specific topics or experiences. I have always been... Read More

If you could go back, what advice would you give yourself when you first started your museum or informal education career?

This is an extended discussion of the question that appeared in the Viewpoints department of the September/October 2015 issue of Dimensions magazine.   Before my first nonprofit management position (in England), I wish I could have coached my newbie self: learn about spreadsheets, practice daily meditation and stretching, and schedule physical exercise and play time... Read More