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Kissimmee 2016

AAS Sustainability Committee Splinter Session
Climate Change for Astronomers
Thursday, January 7, 2016, 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Sanibel Room
Session Description
Climate change is a massive global environmental, economic, and socio-political problem. Astronomers understand atmospheres and energy transport.  Since more than 300,000 undergraduates in the U.S. take an astronomy course each year, we have an opportunity to help by teaching.

2:00 Social meet & greet

2:10 Introduction

2:15 Keynote Talk: Prof. Don Chambers (U. South Florida), "Ocean observations of climate change"

2:45 Climate change in Astro 101: Interactive Demonstration
        Katy Garmany (NOAO), Julia Kregenow (PSU), Doug Duncan (Colorado)

A few slides on teaching climate change in introductory astronomy courses are given in on the Teaching page.