Workshops & Courses

Register below for the ASP's upcoming workshops and courses for educators, scientists, interpreters, and amateur astronomers. Sign up for our Learn@ASP newsletter to receive announcements of future offerings. If you need assistance, please contact us at

  • Includes a Live Web Event on 07/23/2024 at 4:00 PM (PDT)

    This 1 hour virtual program with the Friends of Knox Farm State Park and the Astronomical Society of the Pacific will get you ready for the Perseid Meteor Shower viewing event at Knox Farm State Park in August.

  • Includes a Live Web Event on 08/08/2024 at 10:00 AM (PDT)

    From crafting a syllabus, to choosing a textbook and lab activities, this 90-minute introductory workshop will cover the basics of creating an engaging, hands-on, high school astronomy class. This workshop is perfect for new teachers teaching astronomy for the first time this fall as well as experienced astronomy teachers who are interested in discovering new resources and connecting with peers.

  • Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 10/17/2024 at 4:30 PM (PDT)

    Join us for this online educator workshop about optics and the evolution of the telescope,‚Äč taking place Thursdays, October 17 & 24, 4:30 - 6:00 PM Pacific / 7:30 - 9:00 PM Eastern. Explore what pinhole viewers and giant telescopes have in common by using lenses to construct a basic model of a telescope. Registration includes shipment of a toolkit for the workshop and six Galileoscopes, simple telescopes that you can build with your students.

  • Includes a Live Web Event on 11/13/2024 at 4:30 PM (PST)

    This 90-minute educator workshop explores the search for life on another planet, and how to recognize it when we see it. Participants will receive a toolkit of physical materials for use during the workshop. Wednesday, November 13, 4:30-6pm Pacific / 7:30-9pm Eastern

  • Includes a Live Web Event on 12/11/2024 at 4:30 PM (PST)

    This 90-minute for educators explores how we classify the many objects within our Solar System. Participants will investigate how we use observations to inform inferences and make decisions about the processes on distant objects and what we call them. Wednesday, December 11, 4:30-6pm Pacific / 7:30-9pm Eastern