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National Harbor Workshop

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
Tuesday, January 9th, 2018
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

National Harbor, Maryland

CAE Short-Course Workshop
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
201 Waterfront St.
Oxon Hill, Maryland
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Astro 101 Teaching Tools Using Multiwavelength Astronomy

This workshop is being presented by Edward Prather and Gina Brissenden (Center for Astronomy Education (CAE), Steward Observatory, Univ. of Arizona), and Rica French (MiraCosta College & the Center for Astronomy Education (CAE)), and held in conjunction with the 231st meeting of the American Astronomical Society.

Working with a national collaboration of astronomy educators, we have developed a suite of new active learning materials that bring to life the methods used in multiwavelength astronomy and interferometry. Come engage in a fun and supportive environment designed to help you successfully engage learners about these important astronomical methods. Participants will come away with field-tested instructional materials and assessment strategies that are ready to use in the Astro 101 classroom.

This workshop is funded through the generous contributions of NASA’s Universe of Learning (UoL) Program.

Registration Fee:

The AAS does charge a small fee for this workshop ($35), so in addition to registering on our website, please also take a moment to register with the AAS so that you can pay their nominal fee. The AAS does also require a minimum one-day registration to the AAS meeting itself in order to be able to register for and attend this workshop.

If you are not currently a member of the AAS, you might consider looking into becoming a member. The AAS now offers an Education Affiliate Membership, which is only $94: This membership has many benefits.

If you have already registered for the AAS meeting and would like to add registration to this workshop onto your AAS meeting registration and are unsure how to, please contact Nate Goss at

Workshop organizer:
Gina Brissenden:

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Hotel Information

Information about the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center can be found here. We encourage those that plan to attend to stay in the AAS block of rooms at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center.