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Annual Conference

Polar scientists hit the road

POLAR-PALOOZA: Stories from a Changing Planet made a preview appearance October 13 during the 2007 ASTC Annual Conference in Los Angeles. This multimedia presentation by people who know the poles best—ice researchers, geologists, oceanographers, climate scientists, biologists, and Arctic residents—will be traveling to 25 science centers and natural history museums across the United States during International... Read More

ASTC 2007: From vision to reality!

More than 2,000 science center professionals from across the globe are gathering in Los Angeles, California, October 13-16 for the 2007 ASTC Annual Conference. ASTC 2007, “Lights, Camera, Action: From Vision to Reality,” is being hosted by the California Science Center. Highlights include over 150 conference sessions on topics like inquiry learning, working with youth,... Read More

Science at the nanoscale

How do science centers engage the public in science they can’t see? The Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net) will share their stories during the ASTC Annual Conference, October 13–16, Los Angeles. The challenges are tough, network members report. As one member reflects, “The scale is unfamiliar, the science is hairy, and many people... Read More

Stories from a changing planet

During the International Polar Year, running through March 2009, more than 50,000 researchers from 60+ nations will be working in some of the most remote locations on Earth, observing at firsthand developments at the Poles that will shape our planet for decades to come. On Saturday evening, October 13, during the ASTC Annual Conference, some... Read More

NOAA Administrator Conrad Lautenbacher to open October 12 climate change workshop

Retired Navy Vice Admiral Conrad C. Lautenbacher, Ph.D., U.S. Undersecretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and Administrator of the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), will give opening remarks at the ASTC preconference IGLO workshop on October 12. Admiral Lautenbacher will discuss timely NOAA climate information and answer questions. This is a unique opportunity... Read More

Science meets fiction in LA

Ray Bradbury will join Martin Sklar, former Vice-Chairman and Principal Creative Executive of Walt Disney Imagineering, for a conversation about the science of fiction during the ASTC Annual Conference, October 13-16. Bradbury is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of more than 500 works, including the classic 1953 novel Fahrenheit 451. Bradbury also served as Idea Consultant... Read More