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

16 Boston Institutions Trade Instagrams

Instagram followers of some of the ASTC-member institutions in the Boston area noticed something slightly different on Thursday, December 1, when 16 cultural organizations took over one another’s Instagram accounts during a regional #MuseumInstaSwap. Modeled on similar events in London, New York, and Los Angeles, planners hoped to make connections among institutions; show off the region’s... Read More

Smithsonian Institution Seeking Director of SITES

The Smithsonian Institution is seeking an individual to lead its major outreach program – the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES). Founded in 1952, SITES has long established itself as one of the largest, most trusted traveling exhibition services in the world, and serves as the Institution’s main exhibits ambassador beyond Washington, D.C. SITES shares... Read More

ASTC recognizes award winners

During the first annual Leadership and Awards Luncheon (sponsored by Blackbaud) on October 19, ASTC presented its Fellow Award, the Roy L. Shafer Leading Edge Awards, and a special resolution from the Association’s Board of Directors, recognizing an individual for lifetime achievement and significant contributions to the public understanding of science. The annual Roy L.... Read More

NCSE Executive Director Eugenie Scott opens ASTC 2013

ASTC’s 2013 Annual Conference officially began Saturday, October 19. The executive directors of the three host institutions—Jim Walther, National Museum of Nuclear Science and History; Joe Hastings, Explora; and Charlie Walter, New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, greeted attendees and shared that this first-ever collaboration among three museums to host ASTC’s conference promised... Read More