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.

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Division C Education, Outreach and Heritage

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Commission C2 WG CAP Conferences
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Oana Sandu (Barbulete)

European Southern Observatory
ESO Department of Communication
Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2
85748 Garching bei München

NCA adherence: Germany

Last updated:
January 26, 2022

Sylvie D. Vauclair

14 Avenue Edouard Belin
31400 Toulouse

NCA adherence: France

Last updated:
July 19, 2018

Vinicius de Abreu Oliveira

Universidade Federal do Pampa
Campus Caçapava do Sul
Prédio do LATRAM - sala 206
Av.Pedro Anunciação, 111 - Vila Batista
Caçapava do Sul 96570-000
Rio Grande do Sul (RS)

NCA adherence: Brazil

Last updated:
January 25, 2022

Richard Tresch Fienberg

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

NCA adherence: United States

Last updated:
January 26, 2022

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