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 partially since it produces awesome photographs that may be defined (at least partially) and well known, in part simply because knowing of astronomy often doesn't depend on a data of a fancy cl- si?cation process or esoteric terminology, and partially simply because its extremes in distances and instances problem our mind's eye and philosophies. such a lot scientists get pleasure from sharing with others the discoveries made by means of th- selves and their colleagues. the first function of scienti?c study is to find, to profit, and to appreciate. once we be triumphant, we get pleasure from sh- ing that knowing. schooling is most enjoyable whilst our viewers needs to benefit and we've got whatever vital to express. A?eldthatdoesnotcommunicatee?ectivelywiththepublicsoonlooses its curiosity and aid. writer Andr´ e Heck explains the numerous di?erent ways that specialist verbal exchange now happens whereas Leslie Sage explains how such communique will be performed. Astronomy performed with spacecraft and massive gear is especially pricey and the money for these finally come from the general public. the price of astronomy prorated over the variety of examine astronomers may be the top in all of the sciences. If astronomers don't proportion their effects with the general public, they'll unfastened its aid. even if, for many astronomers the need to proportion and teach dominates over the pragmatic have to win public aid. With the arrival of recent communique suggestions (television, movies, CDs, DVDs, animation, simulations) we now have new tips on how to commu- cate, as well as the normal ones of the published and spoken word.

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2. Sources of News Media Outreach Many organizations are involved in generating astrophysical research but some spend more effort than others in circulating astronomers’ findings to the news media. As told in an earlier article (Maran et al. 2000), the American Astronomical Society operates an electronic press release distribution system for journalists. English-language press releases received from the cognizant representatives of many institutions are sent to a distribution list of about 1430 journalists with astronomy and space science on their “beat” (including over 230 institutional press officers).

The PCST Network seeks to promote new ideas, methods, intellectual and practical questions, and perspectives. 1. OPERATION The PCST Network operates through: 1. 2. 3. 4. a Scientific Committee led by an Executive Committee; an electronic discussion; regular international conferences; other activities as the Scientific Committee determines. 2. THE SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE The Scientific Committee is composed of not more than 25 people. Its term of the Scientific Committee members starts at the end of one PCST international conference and lasts until the end of the following conference.

13. R. A. 2002, American Astronomical Society Press Services, presented to the conference on Communicating the Future: Best Practices in Communication of Science and Technology to the Public (6-8 March 2002, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA)1 . N. 2002 , The New York Times, January 15, 2002. 2. 3. 4. 5. 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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