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K-12 Education

At Schools

  • Classroom Visits - We visit classrooms to talk about comets astronomy and to present hands-on learning activities including comet-making, Mars exploration, light and infrared astronomy, and others, or to talk about careers in science. To schedule a classroom visit, contact astoutre [at]
  • Science Nights and Science Fairs - Need help with activities for your school's science night, or need judges for your school science fair?  Ask at astoutre [at]

Curriculum Development


  • Physics-Astronomy Open House - The Open House is held on a Saturday each fall.  Come see lecture-demonstrations and enjoy hands-on demonstrations in the Indoor and Outdoor Exploration areas.  Experience the excitement of physics!  For information, visit  Free to the public.
  • Science Olympiad - The IU Astronomy Department participates in state and regional Science Olympiad competitions in Indiana.

Additional Contacts - Be sure to check with your local amateur astronomers' club for information about local star parties or to arrange a star party at your school. For contact information about amateur clubs in Indiana, see