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“The Next Generation: Progress and Proposals for Engaging New Members”
Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages… that won’t continue if the Academy doesn’t produce some new crew! How can DAS recruit, retain, and mentor the next generation of members and volunteers? Join us for a discussion of the latest membership survey results, a progress report on recent efforts at membership engagement, and additional ideas for the future.
Leo Sack is a professional informal science educator, and has been teaching astronomy for parks, planetaria, observatories, and science museums since 2008. While on staff at the Cincinnati Observatory Center (2010-2013), he helped grow the Friends of the Observatory volunteer group through programs for members and families. As a ranger for the National Park Service (2014-2015), he established a vibrant partnership between Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument and the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society. In May 2016, Leo earned his M.S. in Space Studies and Science Teaching, and moved to Denver to work at DMNS and volunteer for DAS. You can blame him for the new In-Reach events.
As usual, the general meeting will begin short business meeting, welcoming new members and guests, and short observing reports. Following Leo Sack’s presentation, all are invited to a reception at DU’s Historic Chamberlin Observatory, where coffee and other refreshments will be served.