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Astronomers and Teachers as Partners for Learning

Bringing Astronomers to New Jersey Classrooms since 1998!

Wouldn't it be great if an astronomer visited your classroom or youth group several times during the year, answered students' questions, and helped you meet the
New Jersey Revised Science Content Standards in Astronomy?

What is Project ASTRO?

Project ASTRO is a National Program which creates long-term partnerships between astronomers and teachers or youth group and community leaders. The philosophy behind Project ASTRO is that students learn best when using hands-on inquiry-based activities in combination with a constructivist approach to teaching. The astronomer is a resource for the teacher both in and outside the classroom and provides students with the unique opportunity to have long-term interactions with a scientist. Project ASTRO NOVA has trained over 275 teachers and over 140 astronomers and reached over 75,000 New Jersey students.

Project ASTRO Training

Both Teachers and Astronomers attend a two-day Training Workshop at Raritan Valley Community College.
This year's training was scheduled for Wednesday/Thursday, July 23/24, 2014.   The two full days are filled with fun and easy-to-do activities, ideas for working with your partner, school year planning, and lots of resources.

Bring Project ASTRO NOVA to your students!

Click here for the Teacher Application Form.
Applications are accepted year-round.

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Our Sponsors

Initiated with NSF support: Offered by: Funded in part by:
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