The Asia Oceania Geosciences Society Conference for 2016 will be held in Beijing, China, from July 31 to August 5. Educators are encouraged to participate in an education and public outreach session, “Communicating The Excitement of Space Exploration To Audiences In Young Space-faring Nations.”
Recent years have seen growth in the number of nations that are conducting spacecraft missions for planetary science, space science, and astronomy. China, India, and Japan have flown successful lunar and planetary missions. Korea and Russia also have plans to enter or re-enter the arena of space exploration. A challenge for countries with youthful space exploration programs is to engage their citizens and communicate an appreciation of the value and excitement of space exploration. This session will highlight education and public outreach (EPO) programs, strategies, and technologies, with emphasis on developing countries and nations that are relatively new to space science and exploration. We also welcome presentations that describe outreach programs that have been successful in the U.S., Europe, or elsewhere. The abstract submission deadline has been extended to March 4, 2016.
Conveners: Prof. Yongchun Zheng (National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China), Dr. David Blewett (Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, United States).