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

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.

April 7, 2021

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