C2 – Commission C2 Communicating Astronomy with the Public

Description

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
    Commission C2 WG CAP Journal
    Commission C2 WG Outreach Professionalization & Accreditation
    Commission C2 WG Public Outreach Information Management
    Commission C2 WG Science Communication Research in Astronomy


    Pedro Russo

    Leiden Observatory
    Universe Awareness International Office
    P.O. Box 9513
    NL-2300 RA Leiden
    Netherlands

    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/

    Last updated:
    May 24, 2017

    Richard Tresch Fienberg

    American Astronomical Society
    43 Everett Ave.
    Watertown MA 02472-1881
    Massachusetts (MA)
    United States

    Phone: +1 857-891-5649
    Fax: +1 617-744-1280
    Email 1: rickfienbergaasorg
    Email 2: rickfienbergcomcastnet
    Organization website: http://aas.org/

    Last updated:
    May 24, 2017

    Kingsley C. Okpala

    University of Nigeria
    Physics & Astronomy
    University Road, Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria
    41001 Nsukka, Enugu State
    Nigeria

    Phone: +234 803 437 6366
    Email: kingsleyokpalaunnedung
    Organization website: www.unn.edu.ng

    Last updated:
    May 23, 2016

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