Astronomy Education Review (AER) is a web-based journal for everyone who works in astronomy and space science education. Published by the American Astronomical Society, the journal welcomes research papers, short articles on innovative work, and comparative reviews of resources related to education and outreach. All papers and articles are refereed.
What's New at AER?
Astronomy Education Review, founded in 2001, continues to welcome a wide range of papers on both formal education and informal educational outreach. In the last full calendar year, the journal web site had about 100,000 total visits, over 200,000 page views, and readers from 100 countries around the world.
Education News from the AAS
New "Discoveries in Planetary Science" Classroom Powerpoints Available in English, Spanish, and Farsi
The DPS Education Subcommittee announces the 6th release of "Discoveries in Planetary Science" Classroom Powerpoints, covering three new topics:
- Mercury Hollows
- Man in the Moon
- The Size of Eris
These are succinct summaries of discoveries too recent to appear in "Intro Astronomy" college textbooks; each set consists of just three slides to be shown: the discovery itself, a basic explanation based on good planetary science, and the "big picture" context.