Summer Astronomy Institute

SAI 2020: The Universe in the Classroom
Space Science and the NGSS


Presented by The Teacher Learning Center at
The Astronomical Society of the Pacific

A Hands-on Workshop for Educators and Teachers of Grades 5-12



Monday-Thursday, July 27-30, 2020
8:30 – 4:30 daily


Astronomical Society of the Pacific
390 Ashton Ave.
San Francisco, California

Registration Fee:




Workshop Details:

2 units of academic credit available through The University of the Pacific.

In addition to four days of activities, participants receive:

  • The Universe at Your Fingertips 2.0 compilation of astronomy resources (a $30 value);
  • And more!

Workshop Content Includes:

  • Classroom tested, inquiry-rich activities designed to help students learn the processes of science through the study of space science;
  • Supports Three-dimensional learning in the Next Generation Science Standards;
  • Connections to Literacy and the Common Core;
  • Astronomy connections for teachers of biology, chemistry, and physics;
  • Workshop strands include: Tools of the Astronomer; Telescopes and Spectroscopes; Exploring the Solar System; Eclipses, Light, and Shadows; Cross-curricular Integration; and More!
  • Time to reflect on classroom practice and adapting instruction for integrating space science content.

Workshop Facilitators:

  • Brian Kruse, ASP Director of the Teacher Learning Center;
  • Linda Shore, ASP Executive Director;
  • Guest Speakers:
    • TBD