Global Star Party: volunteers needed

Here is an announcement from Dr. Jennifer Johnson.

Hi everyone,

April 16th is the Global Star Party, organized by Astronomers without Borders since 2009 and the International Year of Astronomy.

We’ve had a lot of fun in the past, with lots of people stopping by, looking through telescopes, getting introduced to the constellations and talking to astronomers.

We once again are looking for volunteers to do everything from running telescopes (including your own if you would like to bring it) to helping point out constellations (we can train you!) to checking people into planetarium shows, to running scripted planetarium shows.
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May course in Astronomy Education

 Planning to be here in the May term?  Then you might be interested Astronomy 4194: Special Studies in Astronomy Education. This course is intended to provide an introduction to the content and methods commonly employed in astronomy education at the level of primary and secondary students and members of the general public, with a special emphasis on planetarium shows.  This is a one credit-hour course.

Dr. Wayne Schlingman has created a syllabus for this course (PDF format).

Use the regular enrollment tools to sign up for Astronomy 4194.