Student Astronomical Research
and Publication Workshop
Sunday, July 21, 2019
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm • American Association of Physics Teachers
Summer Meeting • Utah Valley University, Provo, Utah
Hosted by InStAR | Sponsored by PlaneWave Instruments
This workshop prepares high school and college instructors to start their own Astronomy Research Seminar. A dozen high schools and colleges offer this seminar which has produced 150 published papers with over 500 coauthors. Teams prepare a research proposal, manage their own research, obtain and analyze original data, write a team paper, obtain an external review, submit their paper for publication, and give a public PowerPoint presentation—all in a single semester. Seminars are supported by the Small Telescope Astronomical Research Handbook, an open-source learning management system, and a community of experienced professional and amateur astronomers organized by the Institute for Student Astronomical Research (InStAR). Being a coauthor improves a student’s chance of obtaining a scholarship as a result of their demonstrated research experience and encourages STEM careers.
At left: Student presents her research to professional and amateur astronomers, NASA astronauts, educators and students at the NorthEast AstroImaging Conference 2019, Suffern, NY.