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

Description

This working group is hosted at the IAU Division B (Facilities, Technologies and Data Science) Commission B2 (Data and Documentation), and organized jointly with Commission C1 (Astronomy Education and Development), Commission C2 (Communicating Astronomy with the Public), Office of Astronomy for Development (OAD), Office for Astronomy Outreach (OAO) and several other non IAU communities, for example IVOA Education Interest Group, American Astronomical Society Worldwide Telescope Advisory Board, Zooniverse project.

With the development of many mega-science astronomical projects, for example CTA, DESI, EUCLID, FAST, GAIA, JWST, LAMOST, LSST, SDSS, SKA, and large scale simulations, astronomy has become a Big Data science. Astronomical data is not only necessary resource for scientific research, but also very valuable resource for education and public outreach (EPO), especially in the era of Internet and Cloud Computing. The working group has the major objectives to:

  • Act as a forum to discuss the value of astronomy data in EPO, the advantages and benefits of data driven EPO, and the challenges facing to data driven EPO.
  • Provide guidelines, curriculums, data resources, tools, and e-infrastructure for data driven EPO.
  • Provide best practices of data driven EPO.

Links:


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Working Group Members (16)


Under

Commission B2 Data and Documentation
Commission C1 Astronomy Education and Development
Commission C2 Communicating Astronomy with the Public


Chenzhou CUI

National Astronomical Observatories, CAS
Center for Information and Computing
20A Datun Road, Chaoyang District
Beijing 100012
Beijing
China, Nanjing

Phone: +86 010-64872500
Fax: +86 010-64878240
Email 1: ccznaocascn
Email 2: cblamostorg
Personal website: http://www.lamost.org/~cb
Organization website: http://www.nao.cas.cn

Last updated:
April 18, 2017

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