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Outreach Statement

Our department is committed to astronomy education in our schools and community. Many of our faculty regularly visit schools, present public talks and work with local educators to make sure the excitement of astronomy is conveyed to school-age students as well as the general public. Among our various activities, we present an annual astronomy event at the Florida Museum of Natural History called "Starry Night" which generally attracts thousands of people from around the state. We conduct annual workshops for teachers through Florida to train them in astronomy/science education. We visit classrooms with our portable Starlab planetarium and AstroWall 3-D visualization tools. We present astronomy activities and lessons in school rooms throughout the area. We host public observing nights every Friday here on campus. We host astronomy public lectures several times each semester. Please contact us if you are interested in hearing more about these activities or scheduling a visit to your school.

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