Teacher workshops

NRAO offers annual professional development workshops to K-12 teachers and to faculty of undergraduate colleges. Click below to learn more about our programs. Here are our 2010 offerings:

NEW!!! NSF Project: Pulsar Search Collaboratory

The PSC is an out-of this-world opportunity for area science teachers and their students to join an international team of astronomers in searching for new pulsars!

Research Experience for Teachers

RET is an NSF sponsored program similar to the Research Experience for Undergraduates program. The RET program gives K-12 teachers research experience by providing "summer jobs" working alongside an astronomer or engineer. NRAO sites in Socorro, NM and Green Bank, WV offer RET internships.


Sign up for our 2.5 day short courses for college faculty. Chautauqua Short Courses are an annual series of forums in which scholars at the frontiers of various sciences meet intensively for several days with undergraduate teachers of science.

Green Bank StarQuest Star Party

Get continuing ed credits July 7-10, 2010. This is a great event with talks, "how to" sessions and sharing--not to mention some great night-time observing. Organized by the Central Appalachian Astronomy Club, the Kanawha Valley Astronomical Society, and the NRAO. NRAO will provide teachers with continuing ed. credit letters.

StarLab Portable Planetarium

NRAO will loan its StarLab to teachers who have completed a one-day training session. We prefer to hold training for small groups of teachers at once. Contact Sue Ann to request training at your school!

Teachers pose in front of the 40 Foot Telescope.
Astronomy Institute Education Activities.
Teachers enjoying pizza at Lyin' Bills after a hike.

Modified on Wednesday, 05-Mar-2008 14:19:28 EST