Past Commission C2 Communicating Astronomy with the Public for 2018-2021

Parent Division: C

IAU Commission C2 is a think/do-tank that convenes the astronomy communication community and seeds initiatives to explore new ways to communicate astronomy with the public.  

It works in close collaboration with IAU Office of Astronomy Outreach (OAO) ,Office of Astronomy for Development (OAD) and the Office for Astronomy Education (OAE).

Our primary target audience are professional or amateur communicators of astronomy.

While the IAU OAO focuses primarily on engaging the public, IAU C2 focuses primarily on engaging astronomy communicators.

Our primary mission is to advance the profession of astronomy communication and support professionals. Our mission has several directions:

  • Formalisation To endorse standards, best practices and requirements for public communication.
  • Professionalisation 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.
  • Recognition Act as an international, impartial coordinating entity that furthers the recognition of outreach and public communication on all levels in astronomy.
  • Collaboration To encourage international collaborations on outreach and public communication.

We support the overall IAU mission by supporting communicators of astronomy worldwide

Specifically, we support the OAO with the following:

  • Our members contribute to the review of CAP journal, a free peer-reviewed journal for astronomy communicators that was born out of C2 and moved to the OAO https://www.capjournal.org/ 
  • Our members support the Meet the IAU Astronomers! Programme of the OAO
  • C2 has representatives in the OAO advisory board

Ex-Officio Members:

- Lina Canas, OAO Representative
- Lucia Marchetti, IPS Liaison
- Kaoru Kimura, IPS President

External Page


Vice-President

Oana Sandu (Barbulete)

Secretary

Michael John West

Advisor

Pedro Russo

back to past Commissions list

Past Trienniums


 

Donate to the IAU

Donate to the IAU

IAU Strategic Plan 2020–2030

Strategic Plan

IAU Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct

Symposia and Meetings

Meetings

Membership

How to Become a Member

Deceased Members

Deceased Members

Centre for the Protection of the Dark and Quiet Sky from Satellite Constellation Interference

CPS

IAU Catalyst

Latest Catalyst

IAU e-Newsletter
Volume 2022 n° 10

Latest e-Newsletter

Subscribe to the e-Newsletter

CAPj

IAU Office of Astronomy for Development

Office for Astronomy Development

IAU Office for Young Astronomers

Office for Young Astronomers

IAU Office for Astronomy Outreach

Office for Astronomy Outreach

IAU Office of Astronomy for Education

Office of Astronomy for Education

International School for Young Astronomers

International School for Young Astronomers

WG Small Bodies Nomenclature Bulletins

WG Small Bodies Nomenclature Bulletins

IAU WG Women in Astronomy Newsletters and Ensemble Magazine

WG Women in Astronomy Newsletters