Astronomy Outreach Survey Online

The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP), along with the Astronomical League (AL), have put out a call to anyone who has taught or plans to teach astronomy to the general public. In an effort to better equip and enable both formal and informal astronomy educators, the ASP and AL have created an online survey to collect information on the current state of astronomical outreach — the ultimate goal being to improve the public's understanding and appreciation the heavens.

"Hundreds of amateur astronomers in the United States have conducted public outreach to schools, scout groups, churches, and other organizations. Most have never had the benefit of having anyone help them put together a presentation package for outreach activities. The ASP's project will help us provide such assistance," said Barry Beaman, past president of the AL and current AL liaison to the ASP, in a prepared statement.

The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete and can be found on the ASP home page.