Project registration and DVD request form

Do you teach students and/or adults about stars, galaxies and other astronomical topics? Provide professional development to teachers or other educators? Want to gain access to a set of unique field-tested resources designed to build understanding about our vast, dynamic universe?

Many new astronomy learners, students and adults alike, are unfamiliar with the universe beyond the solar system. The Beyond the Solar System Professional Development Project offers opportunities for deepening content knowledge and exploring strategies for teaching and learning about current scientific models and evidence for the origin and evolution of our universe of galaxies. The project is an initiative of the NASA Universe Education Forum at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, as part of its mandate to foster public understanding of NASA's exciting astronomy and space science research.

Please register below to become part of a nationwide network of professional development providers and astronomy educators, sharing resources and insights on student learning "beyond the solar system."

All fields are mandatory, unless otherwise indicated.

Name and Affiliation




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I am a... (check all that apply)
Classroom Teacher
Master Teacher
Professional Development Provider
Curriculum specialist
Pre-service faculty member
Museum/Planetarium Educator
Community-Based Organization Educator
Astronomy 101 faculty member
Other Astronomy Educator (describe)
Other (describe)

I teach astronomy and space science to these audiences: (check all that apply)
Teachers: Elementary Middle High School Undergraduate Other
Students: Elementary Middle High School Undergraduate Other
Informal Educators: Museum/Science Center Planetarium After-school/Community-Based Other
Public/Youth/Family audiences
Other (describe)

Please note that these resources are NOT generally appropriate for elementary school classrooms.

Briefly describe... (optional)

The types of teacher/student audiences with whom you work (including approximately how many per year) and subject matter taught:

Your experience and current involvement in leading teacher professional development programs:

How did you hear about the Beyond the Solar System Professional Development Project? (Required Field)

(e.g., science education workshop--name, date, location; word of mouth; NASA colleague; astronomy or science education listserve or email bulletin; browsing the web; etc.)

More About This Opportunity
By registering for the Beyond the Solar System Professional Development Project, you are eligible to receive a free copy of our DVD, Beyond the Solar System: Expanding the Universe in the Classroom. You can also join our online learning community (currently under construction) and will receive occasional notices of new astronomy and space science education resources and professional development opportunities.

Please send me a DVD using the address above, and register me for participation in the Beyond the Solar System project
I already have a copy of the DVD, but please register me for participation in the project

The Universe Education Forum asks that all recipients be willing to participate in occasional follow-up email requests for information about the use of this resource in classroom and professional development settings. Your contact info will not be shared with any third parties. Please check here to indicate that you agree to these terms and conditions.