Innovation in Methods of Teaching and Learning Astronomy (SpS2)

A Special Session on IAU Support for Astronomy Education

Thursday-Friday, 17-18 August 2006

During the International Astronomical Union 's General Assembly 14-25 August 2006

Prague , Czech Republic

This is an elaboration of the first announcement of the Special Session (SpS2) on Astronomy Education to be held during the 26 th IAU General Assembly. The title of the meeting is Innovation in Methods of Teaching and Learning Astronomy. The meeting will take place for two full days, Thursday-Friday 17-18 August 2006. We would like to invite you to participate actively in this meeting. There will be invited speakers, oral presentations, and poster sessions. If you are interested in participating, or presenting, or if you would like more information, contact Rosa M. Ros ( or Jay M. Pasachoff (

Supporting IAU Commissions and Divisions

  • Commission 46: Education and Development (President: Jay M. Pasachoff)
  • Commission 41: History of Astronomy (President: Alexander A. Gurshtein)
  • Division XII: Union-wide activities (President: Virginia Trimble)

See also SpS5: Astronomy for the Developing World.

Editors of the Proceedings:

Jay M. Pasachoff and Rosa M. Ros