232nd AAS Meeting, Denver, CO

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All workshop organizers, moderators, and attendees must be registered for the AAS meeting at which the workshop will take place. Those attending a workshop only and not the rest of the AAS meeting will be charged a one-day registration fee in addition to the individual workshop fee.

6/3/2018 - 6/7/2018
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
1550 Court Place
Denver, CO 80202 United States

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A mobile app including the schedule of sessions and events, full abstracts, exhibitor listings, and much more information will be available for Android, iPhone, and through any web browser. If you would like to also receive a printed meeting program, please opt-in.
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Over 90% of the carbon emissions from a typical scientific meeting come from participant travel to the meeting. We are encouraging participants to contribute up to $150 towards the purchase of carbon offsets, which will be used for a variety of third-party certified projects to reduce carbon emissions. Offsets are not a panacea, but will go a small way towards compensating for the meeting's carbon footprint.
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The Rodger Doxsey Travel Prize — established through the support of his father, John Doxsey, and other friends, family, and colleagues — provides graduate students or postdocs within one year of receiving or receipt of their PhD a monetary prize to enable the oral presentation of their dissertation research at a winter meeting of the AAS. Help us sustain this important prize with your gift of $25.00 to $150.
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The onsite registration fee is automatically added to the late registration rates for last minute and onsite registrations.
6/3/2018 - 6/7/2018
NASA's Astrophysics Archives preserve many terabytes of multiwavelength images, catalogs, and spectra. While many astronomers are familiar with the web tools that are convenient for searching and visualizing these data, this workshop will introduce participants to the command-line data access tools that are becoming increasingly popular. We will use Python to work through science scenarios that combine multiwavelength data from the HEASEARC, IRSA, NED, and MAST. Workshop organizers will also be available to help participants access NASA data sets for use on their own projects. Participants are encouraged to contact the Organizer upon registration to receive materials prior to the workshop.
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
6/3/2018 10:30 AM
Using an anchored inquiry instructional model to teach astronomy and physics at the high school and college level can motivate student learning, improve student outcomes, and help students from all backgrounds forge an identity in the sciences. In this workshop, you will experience a taste of anchored inquiry through a sequence of activities, and then learn about the theoretical and empirical basis for this instructional model. You will leave with several concrete strategies for planning and maintaining a coherent, anchored inquiry storyline in your astronomy or physics class.
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
6/3/2018 1:00 PM
Is Denver your first AAS Meeting? Are you looking for a Graduate or Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) Program? Are you overwhelmed by the AAS Meeting? Or are you looking to connect with other students and faculty? Then the Student Orientation Grad School Fair is for you! When you register, make sure to sign up for this fun and informative event.
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
6/3/2018 5:30 PM
Join your colleagues as we kick-off the start of the 232nd AAS Meeting in Denver. This is a great time to network, socialize, eat, drink and gear up for an exciting week.
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
6/3/2018 7:00 PM
Once you think you know what you want to do, what are the next steps to take? This FREE workshop and panel discussion explores the various career paths available to astronomy-educated professionals, the skill set needed to pursue specific jobs, and how to best market yourself depending on which career you want to pursue. We will present strategies and tactics for acing your job interviews, job searching, networking, and even negotiations with a panel of successful stars of astronomy and beyond!
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
6/4/2018 10:00 AM
Registrants will be contacted starting 16 March by facilitator to schedule their individual appointment. Alaina Levine of Quantum Success Solutions, a career consultant, science writer, professional speaker, and comedian, will meet individually with attendees to provide confidential, customized career advice for people from student through mid-career. Attendees are encouraged to bring CV/resume, cover letter, or any other item you wish to have evaluated.
6/4/2018 1:20 PM - 6/5/2018 4:40 PM
6/4/2018 1:20 PM
Looking for a new way to help your students majoring in astronomy, physics, and other STEM fields to improve their quantitative problem solving skills? We have all felt the frustration that comes from modeling how to solve problems in class, only to have students demonstrate during office hours, on homework questions, and on exams that they failed to improve their problem solving abilities. However, there is another way to develop these abilities while also having students actively solve complex problems in your classroom. In this workshop, we introduce a unique instructional methodology designed to help faculty successfully engage students in collaborative group problems solving. We will show how to use sequences of Think-Pair-Share questions (which students can vote on using ABCD voting cards or clicker software) to first get students to create their own solutions, focus students’ attention on specific steps along the solution pathway, and force students to discuss their ideas about how to apply the relevant astronomy, physics, and mathematics. A recent study of students taught in a physics course using these methods has revealed improvements in test scores by as much as two letter grades over traditional lecture-based instruction • even for classes with hundreds of students, with limited TA support, and being taught by a first-time teacher. Faculty will learn how to use this instructional methodology to develop question sequences that (1) target specific student problem solving difficulties, (2) promote student-student discourse on key astrophysics and physics topics, and (3) provide real-time feedback to students and faculty on how well students are doing.
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
6/5/2018 12:00 PM
Join us one last time to say farewell to your colleagues until the next time you meet at an AAS Meeting!
12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
6/7/2018 12:00 PM