TLC 2021-22 Combo Session


Combo Registration is closed. SAVE ON REGISTRATION and earn 2 university credits. Join the ASP for Fall and Winter! See details below. REGISTRATION Deadline through October 10.



Date & Time

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New Dates! Registration is now closed.

The ASP is aware of how challenging the start to the school has been so in an effort to increase participation, we are delaying the start of the Institute and have changed dates for the Fall & Winter sessions.

See below for new deadline for the Combo Savings and the new dates.

For millennia humans have looked to the sky, finding patterns which in many ways continue to govern our lives.  With the development of the telescope and other tools to decipher the light from distant objects, we now have the ability to both observe and describe celestial phenomena, including the composition and processes behind what we see. 

In this Virtual Astronomy Institute we will explore our perceptions of the universe, and ways we can engage those we work with in the current understanding of what is taking place.  From present day Earth to the ancient glow of the Big Bang, we will journey through space and time as we explore our place in the greater cosmos, expanding our own understanding and experience of the universe of which we are a part.

What: Each twelve week course includes six 1.5 hour live sessions, with time between sessions for individual explorations and reflections as well as trying out a variety of activities.  Live sessions will include small group discussions, interactive activities for use with learners in your own programs, and brief explanatory lectures.  An asynchronous discussion forum will allow for sharing of ideas and explorations in between live sessions.

Who: People with an interest in enhancing their knowledge and ability to share the wonders of the universe: classroom teachers, museum educators, park interpreters, out of school time youth leaders, amateur astronomers, college and university faculty.

University Credit: Earn 2 semester graduate credits for the Institute!  Both the Fall and Winter combined session must be taken. Available through the University of the Pacific Continuing Education program. Information to come soon.


Asynchronous Start Date 

October 19 - Welcome email and assignment that includes posting in the forum prior to the first Live Session. 

Live Sessions:

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PT - Tuesdays October 26, November 9, November 30, December 14, January 11, January 25


Asynchronous Start Date 

January 18 - Welcome email and assignment that includes posting in the forum prior to the first Live Session. 

Live Sessions:

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PT - Tuesdays February 8, February 22, March 8, March 22, April 5, April 19

Combo Purchase Deadline is October 10, 2021

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Registration for this option is closed.