Association of Science-Technology Centers

Association of Science-Technology Centers

The Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) is an international organization of science centers and science museums. Members are located in more than 40 countries. Founded in 1973, the organization is headquartered in Washington, D.C., USA.

ASTC holds an annual conference, publishes books and reports, provides professional development, and supports online communities for people who work in and with science centers. ASTC also is home to the Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE), which was founded in 2007 with support from the National Science Foundation.

Museums that are members of the ASTC honor the memberships of other ASTC museums, as long as the museums are 90+ miles apart and the visitor shows their membership card.

External links

* [http://www.astc.org/ ASTC official website]
* [http://astc.org/sciencecenters/find_scicenter.htm Find a Science Center]
* [http://exhibitfiles.org ExhibitFiles] , ASTC's community site for exhibit developers and designers
* [http://astc.org/iglo/ ASTC's IGLO initiative] (International Action on Global Warming)
* [http://insci.org Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education]

References

* [http://www.ibm.com/ibm/ibmgives/grant/education/tryscience.shtml IBM: Try Science] "worldwide, online science and technology center, is a collaboration of the New York Hall of Science, IBM, and the more than 500 member institutions of the Association of Science-Technology Centers."


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