TLC Online Astronomy Institute Presents:
The Universe in the Classroom

Fall 2020 and Spring 2021

The ASP is introducing a new, six-module Online Astronomy Institute covering classroom tested, inquiry-rich astronomy activities designed to engage students in investigations of space science phenomena. Lessons covered support NGSS Three-Dimensional Learning by combining content, crosscutting concepts, and science practices. Appropriate for teaching grade levels 3-12.

The Fall 2020 Program and Spring 2021 Program each offer 3-modules. Each module lasts five consecutive weeks, with 1-hour Zoom webinars offered weekly for four of these weeks.  Between the webinar sessions, you’ll engage in activities on your own time, including posting ideas and opinions in an online forum and engaging in assignments and activities related to the content.  Taking the online aspect from the courses to model with your possible virtual classrooms, you’ll also get a chance to try out the activities with your classes between the webinars and share your experiences.

Three modules will be offered in Fall 2020; the other three will be offered in Spring 2021 (registration is open later this Fall). 

Up to two semester units of academic credit are available through The University of the Pacific for participants completing all six modules.  Those completing three modules are eligible for one semester unit of academic credit. We are in the process of setting up this year’s course with them, and will have any updates on the cost and procedures for registering for credit when the workshop starts in late August.

Email TLC@astrosociety.org for additional questions.


SAVE when you sign up for the 2 or 3 module options!

Fall 2020 Module FEES

$100 per individual module

$180 for 2 modules - see separate options

$250 for 3 modules - see separate options

Registration closes August 15, 2020 for Fall Program

Fall 2020 Program

Module Details & Registration

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Module 1

Exploring the Solar System

August 25 - September 25, 2020

Four live sessions on Tuesdays (September 1, 8, 15, and 22), 4-5pm Pacific Time (7-8pm Eastern)

Module 1 Details and Registration
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Module 2

Pinholes to Space Telescopes

October 6 - November 5, 2020

Four live sessions on Tuesdays (October 13, 20, 27, and November 3), 4-5pm Pacific Time (7-8pm Eastern)

Module 2 Details and Registration
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Module 3

Romancing the Moon

November 17 - December 18, 2020

Four live sessions on Tuesdays (November 24, December 1, 8, and 15), 4-5pm Pacific Time (7-8pm Eastern)

Module 3 Details and Registration

Fall 2020 Savings!*

 Save $20 on 2

Save $50 on 3

Registration Ends August 15

*Individual Orders Only

Email for Groups and Questions: TLC@astrosociety.org

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Module 1 and 2

Fall 2020

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Module 2 and 3

Fall 2020

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Module 1 and 3

Fall 2020

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Module 1,2, and, 3 - $50 savings!

Fall 2020

Spring 2021 Program

Module Details /Registration to Come in the Fall

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Module 4

Revealing the Universe

January 5 - February 5, 2021

Four live sessions on Tuesdays (January 12, 19, 26, and February 2), 4-5pm Pacific Time (7-8pm Eastern)

Module 4 Details 
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Module 5

The Lives of the Stars

February 16 - March 19, 2021

Four live sessions on Tuesdays (February 23, March 2, 9, and 16), 4-5pm Pacific Time (7-8pm Eastern)
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Module 6

Life, Here, & Everywhere?

Dates: March 30 - April 30, 2021

Times: Four live sessions on Tuesdays (April 6, 13, 20, and 27), 4-5pm Pacific Time (7-8pm Eastern)