The Role of Communications, Education and Public Outreach During and After COVID-19

Speakers: Tim Spuck, Director of Education and Public Engagement, Associated Universities, Inc.

Summer Ash, STEAM Education Manager at NRAO
Peter Michaud, NOIRLab Education and Engagement Mananger
Robin Nelson, ECO Education Specialist, NHERI Network Coordination Office
Adam Talamantes, Outreach Coordinator for the Regional Class Research Vessel Program (RCRV) at Oregon State University
Carlos Villa, K-12 Education Outreach Coordinator, MagLab


Observatories and facilities have been engaging with students and the public throughout the pandemic, and are now making plans to reopen. Some aspects of operations will come back to life before others. Panelists will discuss lessons learned over the past year and plans to re-engage with the public after long periods of being closed, taking advantage of new virtual opportunities.