Chandra X-ray Observatory Education and Outreach Program

Overview
Program Element / Activity Title:
Chandra X-ray Observatory Education and Outreach Program
E/PO Project Name:
Chandra X-ray Observatory Education and Outreach Program
Contact Information:
Email: cxcpub@cfa.harvard.edu; Postal address: Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 USA; Phone: 617.496.7941; Fax: 617.495.7356
Program Element / Activity Website:
Short Description:

Chandra provides a multifaceted Education and Public Outreach (EPO) program encompassing press relations, public outreach and education that reaches a large and diverse audience of national and international scope. Chandra’s program plays a key role in NASA’s EPO portfolio, synthesizing and disseminating results from NASA’s exploration of the high-energy Universe into a broad suite of programs and activities focused on increasing science literacy and contributing to science, mathematics, engineering and technology (STEM) education. 

Program Element / Activity Image / Visual:
The Chandra web site serves not only as an up-to-date, quality repository for images and science results from Chandra, but also as host for the wealth of Chandra’s online and electronic resources that extend engagement for our public audiences.
Audience Metrics
Who is the primary audience of your program element / activity?:
Who is the secondary audience of your program element / activity?:
Evaluation
National Priorities and Coordination Approaches as Articulated in CoSTEM:
  • Increase and Sustain Youth and Public Engagement in STEM
  • Better Serve Groups Historically Under-represented in STEM Fields
What are the main impacts of your effort to date and how do they correlate to the project's goals and objectives:
Our FY13 evaluation is in process. Summaries of selected results are updated to http://chandra.si.edu/impact/impact.html