At the American Astronomical Society meeting recently held in Washington, D.C., I was pleased to attend four astronomy education presentation sessions (not including all the public outreach and new media sessions!) and several poster sessions related to astro 101 teaching. I can remember going to AAS meetings not so long ago where education and education research was held in low regard. Perhaps it still is by some of the general membership, but it is nice to have these presentation and poster sessions set aside for education.
I contacted the poster presenters of Astro 101-related material from the meeting and asked them to send in their poster files. They have been trickling in, so I wanted to get a blog post up sooner than later. Check back to this post as more will be added as they are sent to me.
If you had an Astro 101-related poster at AAS and it isn't listed below, please send it in!
Measuring Science Literacy in College Undergraduates - Chris David Impey, S. R. Buxner, J. Antonellis, C. King, E. Johnson, CATS
Students' Reasoning Difficulties in Cosmology -
Colin Scott Wallace, E. E. Prather, D. Duncan, CATS
The CAE/CATS Guest Moderator Program: Fostering Better Astronomy Education Through Professional Discussions -
John J. Feldmeier, G. Brissenden, P. E. Robinson, J. J. Sudol, CATS
Twenty-Year Survey of Scientific Literacy and Attitudes Toward Science: Students’ Acceptance of Astrology and Pseudoscience -
Hannah R. Sugarman, C. Impey, S. Buxner, J. Antonellis
Exoplanet Peer-Learning Exercises for Introductory Astronomy Courses -
John P. Wisniewski, A. Larson
HALLEY: A 3D Orbital Integration and Visualization Software Package for Undergraduate Applications -
Darren M. Williams, C. Palma, H. R. Williams
Is There a "Back" of the Room When the Teacher is in the Middle? -
Julia M. Kregenow, M. Rogers
No Budget for Labs: Implementing Laboratory-style Assignments in a Traditional Introductory Astronomy Course -
Lisa M. Will
Learning about Parallax and Proper Motion by Searching for Binary Stars -
Catherine A. Pilachowski, R. Hamper, F. Morris
Exploring Metacognitive Visual Literacy Tasks for Teaching Astronomy -
Tim F. Slater, S. Slater, W. Dwyer