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Astronomy Communication by C. Madsen, R. M. West (auth.), André Heck, Claus Madsen PDF

By C. Madsen, R. M. West (auth.), André Heck, Claus Madsen (eds.)

ISBN-10: 9048163072

ISBN-13: 9789048163076

ISBN-10: 9401708010

ISBN-13: 9789401708012

Astronomyhasalwaysbeenoneoftheeasiestofthesciencestoconveyto the general public. that's in part since it produces miraculous images that may be defined (at least partially) and well-known, partially simply because knowing of astronomy often doesn't depend on a data of a posh cl- si?cation process or esoteric terminology, and in part simply because its extremes in distances and instances problem our mind's eye and philosophies. such a lot scientists take pleasure in sharing with others the discoveries made via th- selves and their colleagues. the first function of scienti?c examine is to find, to profit, and to appreciate. once we be triumphant, we take pleasure in sh- ing that knowing. schooling is most delightful while our viewers needs to profit and now we have whatever vital to show. A?eldthatdoesnotcommunicatee?ectivelywiththepublicsoonlooses its curiosity and help. writer Andr´ e Heck explains the numerous di?erent ways that expert communique now happens whereas Leslie Sage explains how such conversation might be performed. Astronomy performed with spacecraft and big gear is especially pricey and the money for these eventually come from the general public. the price of astronomy prorated over the variety of learn astronomers is likely to be the top in all of the sciences. If astronomers don't proportion their effects with the general public, they'll unfastened its aid. although, for many astronomers the will to percentage and train dominates over the pragmatic have to win public help. With the appearance of latest communique strategies (television, video clips, CDs, DVDs, animation, simulations) we now have new how you can commu- cate, as well as the traditional ones of the broadcast and spoken word.

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Locating one of the PCST conferences on the very site of one of the largest scientific laboratory in the world also reflected the need for integrating scientists into the communication process. org/ 4 38 P. CATAPANO ET AL. was organised in a Geneva movie theatre, with the participation of scientists, politicians and communicators. 2. PCST7 in December 2002, Cape Town – “Science Communication in a diverse world” The meeting was organized by the South African Foundation for Education, Science and Technology with the primary sponsorship by the Department of Science and Technology and was headed by Marina Joubert.

Technology has evolved over the years, so that where once we offered typewriters and telephone lines, we now provide at least one internet hub for the exclusive use of journalists at each AAS national meeting, and every reporter brings their own portable computer (Fig. 6). The easier it is to file a story, the more stories the reporters will write, and more news of astronomy reaches the public. COMMUNICATING ASTRONOMY TO THE MEDIA 27 Figure 6. Reporters Charles Petit (left; US News & World Report magazine) and Bas den Hond (center, Trouw newspaper, Amsterdam) filed stories from the Internet hub at an AAS meeting press room in Pasadena, California.

Htm THE PUBLIC COMMUNICATION OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AND INTERNATIONAL NETWORKING P. ch P. V. A. edu Abstract. Starting with a general introduction on that area of activities known as Public Communication of Science and Technology (or Public Understanding of Science or Science Polularization, or Science literacy), this chapter1 describes the aims, operation and activities of one of the first, most general in scope and probably the widest of the international networks operating for the public communication of science and technology, known by the acronym of PCST.

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