Upcoming Events

NISE Network Online Workshops

Online Workshop: Finding and Collaborating with Astronomy Experts and Volunteers

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Connecting with astronomy and space science experts in your community: amateur astronomers, research scientists, and other experts are often enthusiastic volunteers eager to share their excitement for astronomy with the public. Learn how to find local experts and effectively collaborate with them to strengthen your astronomy and space science programs.


NISE Network Online Workshops

Online Workshop: Tips for Planning Your August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse Event

Friday, January 27, 2017

Planning for Your August 21st, 2017 Total Solar Eclipse Event. This online presentation and discussion will cover the science behind the 2017 total solar eclipse that will cross the continental United States from Oregon to South Carolina, and will invite NISE Network partners to share plans and ask questions of experts. 


NISE Network Online Workshops

Online Workshop: What's in Your Explore Science: Earth & Space Toolkit 2017

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

What's in your Explore Science: Earth & Space 2017 Toolkit? This online discussion provides an overview of the hands-on STEM activities in your toolkit, tips for using training materials and forming local collaborations, and suggestions for marketing your events and programs.


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Explore Science: Earth & Space Four-Week Online Professional Development Workshop

Sunday, February 12, 2017 to Thursday, March 9, 2017

As part of receiving the 2017 Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkit, your education staff is eligible to participate in a free 4-week online professional development workshop, taking place February 13 – March 10, 2017. This workshop, presented in partnership with the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, will prepare educators to present the toolkit activities to public audiences. While the toolkit itself already includes everything needed to present the activities, this optional extended online workshop experience will provide more in-depth training, exclusive access to guest scientists, and connections with colleagues at other museums who are also implementing the toolkit activities at their institutions. 


Visitor Studies Association Conference 2017

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 to Saturday, July 22, 2017

The Visitor Studies Association (VSA) seeks proposals for session presentations and workshops for the 2017 conference in Columbus, OH July 18-22. 

VSA seeks to foster a sense of community among its members, who gather once a year to pose intriguing questions, explore diverse opinions, debate controversial issues, challenge assumptions and share their successes and their struggles—in essence, to learn from one another.

This year's theme, New Pathways in Visitor Studies, we invite conference attendees to look both within and beyond our field for new ways to think about...


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ASTC Annual Conference 2017

Saturday, October 21, 2017 to Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The NISE Network will have a booth and other professional development opportunities at the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) annual conference.