Status Report

Astronomy Curriculum: Afterschool Universe

By SpaceRef Editor
October 21, 2011
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Astronomy Curriculum: Afterschool Universe

Afterschool Universe is a hands-on astronomy curriculum targeted at middle school out-of-school-time settings. Developed in 2006 and rigorously pilot-tested and evaluated, the 12-session program explores basic astronomy concepts through engaging hands-on activities and takes participants on a journey through the universe beyond the solar system.

To learn more about the program, visit

The Afterschool Universe team has released a new series of activity videos to be used as supplements to the program’s manual and training workshops. To view the videos, visit the Afterschool Universe YouTube channel at

Questions about this program should be directed to

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