Communicating Astronomy with the Public (CAP)

CAP programmes help to support the professional development of astronomy communicators. We accomplish this through the CAP Journal, the CAP Conference, and the CAP Training programme. One of our primary partners is the IAU Commission C2: Communicating Astronomy with the Public.


The Communicating Astronomy with the Public Journal (CAPj) is a free peer-reviewed journal for astronomy communicators.
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CAP Conference

The Communicating Astronomy with the Public Conference (CAP Conference) is a series of bi-annual meetings for anyone interested in astronomy communication. The conference is managed by the IAU Commission C2 with the support of the IAU OAO and other IAU offices. The next CAP Conference will be held online from 12-16 September 2022.
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CAP Training Programme

The OAO team offers a select number of training programmes for astronomers and communicators, alike, on topics such as abstract and paper writing and public engagement.
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