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In Memoriam: Bill Stanley

ASTC was sad to learn that mammaologist and educator Bill Stanley passed away on October 6 while doing field work in the mountains of Ethiopia. He was 58 years old. Stanley was director of the Gantz Family Collections Center at Chicago’s Field Museum. He began his tenure at the museum in 1989 as collection manager... Read More

The Passing of Sally Duensing

ASTC is incredibly sad to share the news of the passing of Sally Duensing, a star in the science center field. The following was written by Dennis Bartels, executive director of the Exploratorium. Long-time Exploratorium veteran and family member Sally Duensing has passed away after a lengthy hospitalization. Sally is an Exploratorium legend, and her... Read More

Welcome New ASTC Members!

The following museums and organizations are now ASTC members: Imagination Playground, New York, New York Imagination Playground is the creator of play spaces designed around child-directed, unstructured free play, comprised of the Big Blue Blocks that were such a hit at ASTC 2014. (The blocks will be returning to ASTC 2015!) Cultural Assets Consulting, Henderson,... Read More

ASTC-Member Representatives at the Afterschool For All Challenge

On March 10, 2015, hundreds of afterschool advocates gathered in Washington, DC to visit Capitol Hill and communicate their support for the impact and importance of federal investments in afterschool programs as part of the 15th Afterschool For All Challenge. ASTC and the Afterschool Alliance, through funding from the Noyce Foundation, participated in the Afterschool... Read More

Welcome New ASTC Members!

The following museums and organizations are now ASTC members: X3 Productions, Montreal, Quebec, Canada X3 Productions strives to “give more and more people reasons to enter museums.” They create innovative, interactive, and high-quality educational exhibitions. iZone Imaging, Temple, Texas iZone Imaging’s custom high-pressure laminate signage products have been used in public spaces around the world,... Read More

ASTC Member Profile: Discovery Space of Central Pennsylvania – State College, Pennsylvania

Mission: “To provide engaging science experiences which spark creativity, curiosity and imagination.” Discovery Space of Central Pennsylvania, located in State College, opened in October 2011 after nine years of planning. The museum is devoted to providing a fun, interactive learning environment for children with a special emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) topics.... Read More