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Project ASTRO San Diego

Astronomers and Teachers in Partnership for Learning

Project ASTRO is a national program of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, to improve science education in grades 3-10, by creating partnerships between scientists and the schools in their communities. Through multiple classroom visits and hands-on, inquiry-based astronomy and space-themed activities, teacher and students get to know their own "classroom scientist" as a resource and a mentor. The San Diego site began operations in 2001.


Our next Project ASTRO annual training workshop will be held on Saturday JANUARY 11, 2014 (*new date*) at Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, 9:30am-3:30pm. Please contact the Coordinator Philip Blanco ( by October 1 if you are interested, and follow this link for more information and application materials:

Join Our Project! 2013-14 school year information

Links for Project ASTRO partners:

Site contact: Philip Blanco email:
2009 funding for Project ASTRO San Diego was provided in part by the Ingrid & Joe Hibben Discretionary Endowment Fund, the Kantor-Lebow-Stroud Memorial Fund, and a generous matching grant from the W.E. Edwards Foundation. Funding is administered by the San Diego Foundation.