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Paper: The Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture Series: An Example of Cooperation among Many Domains of Astronomy Outreach
Volume: 431, Science Education and Outreach: Forging a Path to the Future
Page: 404
Authors: Fraknoi, A.
Abstract: For ten years now, Foothill College, ASP, NASA Ames, and the SETI Institute have cooperated in presenting a major public lecture series on new developments in astronomy to the public in Silicon Valley. In the last few years, the lectures have become available in both audio and video format on the Web (at no charge). Speakers have included a Nobel-prize winner, ASP Presidents, SETI Pioneers, planet discoverers, and many other distinguished scientists. About 400 to 950 people attend each evening lecture, and credit is available to those who attend six lectures and write a paper. The partners in this project each contribute to the enterprise in their own way. The podcasts from the series are the most popular parts of the ASP web site.
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