C2 – Commission C2 Communicating Astronomy with the Public


It is the responsibility of every practising astronomer to play some role in explaining the interest and value of science to our real employers, the taxpayers of the world. IAU Commission C2 has the following objectives:

  • To encourage and enable a much larger fraction of the astronomical community to take an active role in explaining what we do (and why) to our fellow citizens.
  • To act as an international, impartial coordinating entity that furthers the recognition of outreach and public communication on all levels in astronomy.
  • To encourage international collaborations on outreach and public communication.
  • To endorse standards, best practices and requirements for public communication.

External page:  http://www.communicatingastronomy.org

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Commission Members (285)

Under Division

Division C Education, Outreach and Heritage

Commission Working Groups

Commission C2 WG CAP Conferences
Inter-Commission B2-C1-C2 WG Data Driven Astronomy Education and Public Outreach (DAEPO)

Richard Tresch Fienberg

American Astronomical Society
72 Williams Hill Rd.
Grafton 03240-3538
New Hampshire (NH)
United States

Phone: +1 857-891-5649
Email 1: rickfienbergaasorg
Email 2: rickfienbergcomcastnet
Organization website: https://aas.org/

NCA adherence: United States

Last updated:
May 29, 2019

Oana Sandu (Barbulete)

European Southern Observatory
Education and Public Outreach Department
Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2
85748 Garching bei München

Phone: +49 8932006965
Email: osandupartneresoorg
Personal website: http://astronomycommunication.org/
Organization website: http://www.eso.org/public/

NCA adherence: Germany

Last updated:
April 29, 2019

Michael John West

Lowell Observatory
Deputy Director for Science
1400 West Mars Hill Road
Flagstaff 86001
Arizona (AZ)
United States

Phone: +1 928-233-3247
Email: mwestlowelledu
Organization website: http://www.lowell.edu

NCA adherence: United States

Last updated:
July 11, 2019

Pedro Russo

Leiden University
Leiden Observatory / Department of Science Communication & Society
P.O. Box 9513
NL-2300 RA Leiden

Phone: +31 6 54 37 26 58
Email: russostrwleidenunivnl
Personal website: http://home.strw.leidenuniv.nl/~russo/cv.html
Organization website: http://www.strw.leidenuniv.nl/

NCA adherence: Netherlands

Last updated:
September 3, 2019

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