Earlier this year, the ASTC Board of Directors welcomed two new Science Center and Museum Members and two new Allied Members to the ASTC community.
Consistent with ASTC’s Bylaws, all members must be approved for membership by a majority vote of the ASTC Board of Directors. Other organizations wishing to apply for membership should consult the Membership section of the ASTC website. Membership applications can now be completed online!
New Science Center and Museum Members
Pioneer Trails Regional Museum
Bowman, North Dakota, United States
Pioneer Trails Regional Museum is a historical society that conserves historical artifacts and fossils, operates a regional museum, educates the public and preserves the history of the area through publishing, curatorship, research, and displays. As a museum with 27,000 square feet of space and over 2,500 visitors a year, they are dedicated to being a leading research and display institution for the past and present history of the region, and provide educational, cultural, and research opportunities to schools, individuals, and organizations, within the region and elsewhere.
Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center
Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center is a collaboration between the City of Virginia Beach, dedicated to the ownership and maintenance of the buildings and grounds of the institution, and the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center Foundation, focused on the procurement and maintenance of the institution’s collections, fundraising, conservation and research, and education programs. With over 78,000 square feet in space and 43,000 visitors a year, the institution works to inspire conservation of the marine environment through education, research, and sustainable practices.
New Allied Members
Corrales, New Mexico, United States
Ideum is a creative company focused on using emerging technologies to design public installations and products that lead to meaningful visitor experiences. While Ideum does many things, including custom software development, usability testing and prototyping, and hardware design and fabrication, their mission is focused on harnessing innovative technologies to create compelling interactive experiences.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
The Moonshot Museum is a new developing museum, slated to open in 2022, and is the only museum in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to focus exclusively on space exploration. The institution is dedicated to inspiring a diverse community to find their place in the future of human space exploration through innovative exhibitions and programs fueled by science, technology, engineering, and the arts.