HEASARC Education and Public Outreach Program

Overview
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HEASARC Education and Public Outreach Program
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HEASARC Education and Public Outreach Program
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Using data in the High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center (HEASARC) archive, scientists throughout the world study black holes, stars, supernovae, and the big bang. Through its Education and Public Outreach program, the HEASARC brings these objects to teachers and students using our Imagine the Universe! and StarChild websites, print materials, and educator workshops. 

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Evaluation
National Priorities and Coordination Approaches as Articulated in CoSTEM:
  • Improve STEM Instruction
What are the main impacts of your effort to date and how do they correlate to the project's goals and objectives:
In addition to the indirect general public interactions, we have a panel of volunteer scientists who answer questions through an “Ask an Astronomer” program on the Imagine the Universe website. In 2012, this panel fielded over 1400 questions from members of the general public.