Registration for the 2012 AAPT Summer Meeting
, being held July 28 - August 1, will open in early May. Register by Monday, June 4 for a huge savings with the early bird discount! Join us on Monday, July 30 for High School Physics Teachers' Day, with a special rate available for first time H.S. teachers. The meeting will take place in Philadelphia, home of the first experimental physicist, Benjamin Franklin. The theme of the conference is Experimental Core and will feature networking opportunities, workshops, and presentations by leaders in physics education.
Saturday, May 19 at 8:00 pm in McLeod Auditorium, U of Toronto: Meet the man who killed (or at least demoted) Pluto: Professor Mike Brown of Caltech, an award-winning teacher, researcher, and author of "How I Killed Pluto, and Why He Had It Coming". The demotion of Pluto created tremendous interest among the media and people of all ages. It's a topic that is closely connected with curriculum expectations in grades 6 and 9 science. Professor Brown's free public lecture is entitled "Pluto is Still Dead and Other Good News". There will also be planetarium shows, telescope tours, ask-an-astronomer, and more.
EinsteinPlus Workshop for Teachers July 8 - July 14, 2012 Application Deadline: May 16, 2012 Canada's Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (PI) has extended the deadline for applications to EinsteinPlus, a summer science camp for teachers with a keen interest in modern physics. All expenses are paid for those applying within Canada. For detailed information regarding these camps, please visit www.einsteinplus.ca