Five Tips for Girl-Friendly Astronomy Events

Five Tips for Girl-Friendly Astronomy Events

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  • Adult
What can astronomy club members do to make events
more welcoming to girls and women?
 

Look around your club. If you notice that women and younger members are missing, your club is not alone. The "greying" of astronomy clubs has been noticable for decades now. And across the country, more than 80% of club members are men. 
 
Space can be exciting to everyone, regardless of age or gender. The Reaching for the Stars: NASA Science for Girl Scouts team created these 5 short videos that give you simple techniques to broaden your clubs's interest and membership. Practice these techniques on your own or with your club and notice the difference a few small changes can make to your engagement with girls and everyone. 
 
Questioning TechniquesMisconceptions Growth Mindset
 Biases and Micromessages  Representation Matters
 
Learn more about the
Reaching for the Stars: NASA Science for Girl Scouts 
project through our partners
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Video series funded by Reaching for the Stars: NASA Science for Girl Scouts
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Last updated: Feb 22, 2022

 

Video

Growth Mindset from Confidence & Curiosity: Girls at the Telescope

Having a Growth Mindset and using growth mindset language is one welcoming technique for public engagement with astronomy.

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