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Astronomers communicate all the time, with colleagues of course, but also with managers and administrators, with decision makers and takers, with social representatives, with the news media, and with society at large. Education is naturally part of the process. Astronomy communication must take into account several specifics: the astronomy community is rather compact and well organized world-wide; astronomy has penetrated the general public remarkably well with an extensive network of associations and organizations of aficionados all over the world. Also, as a result of the huge amount of data accumulated and by necessity for their extensive international collaborations, astronomers have pioneered the development of distributed resources, electronic communications and networks coupled to advanced methodologies and technologies, often long before they become commonly used world-wide. This book is filling a gap in the astronomy-related literature by providing a set of chapters not only of direct interest to astronomy communication, but also well beyond it. The experts contributing to this book have done their best to write in a way understandable to readers not necessarily hyperspecialized in astronomy nor in communication techniques while providing specific detailed information, as well as plenty of pointers and bibliographic elements. This book will be very useful for researchers, teachers, editors, publishers, librarians, computer scientists, sociologists of science, research planners and strategists, project managers, public-relations officers, plus those in charge of astronomy-related organizations, as well as for students aiming at a career in astronomy or related space science.

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This book is filling a gap in the astronomy-related literature by providing a set of chapters not only of direct interest to astronomy communication, but also well beyond it. The experts contributing to this book have done their best to write in a way understandable to readers not necessarily hyperspecialized in astronomy nor in communication techniques while providing specific detailed information, as well as plenty of pointers and bibliographic elements. This book will be very useful for researchers, teachers, editors, publishers, librarians, computer scientists, sociologists of science, research planners and strategists, project managers, public-relations officers, plus those in charge of astronomy-related organizations, as well as for students aiming at a career in astronomy or related space science.

Table of Contents

Foreword; H.A. Abt. Editorial; A. Heck, C. Madsen. Public Communication of Astronomy; C. Madsen, R.M. West. Communicating Astronomy to the Media; S.P. Maran. The Public Communication of Science and Technology and International Networking; P. Catapano. Science on Television; R. Taylor. Astronomy on Television; N. Henbest. Astronomy and Space Science in the European Print Media; C. Madsen. 115 Years of Communicating Astronomy: Education and Outreach at the Astronomical Society of the Pacific; A. Fraknoi. The Hubble Space Telescope Education and Outreach Program; I. Griffin. Doing it Without Electrons: Innovative Resources for Promoting Astronomy and Science in a Developing Country; C. Rijsdijk. The EAAE: Promoting Astronomy Education in Europe; F. Wagner, R.M. Ros. Astronomy Education in Europe: Studies Among Teachers and High-School Students; A. Bacher. Astronomy Professional Communication; A. Heck. Writing a Clear and Engaging Paper for All Astronomers; L. Sage.

Product Details

ISBN:
9789048163076
Author:
Heck, Andre
Publisher:
Springer
Author:
Madsen, C.
Location:
Dordrecht
Subject:
Astronomy
Subject:
Astronomy, Observations and Techniques
Subject:
Social Sciences, general
Subject:
Interdisciplinary studies
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Subject:
Astronomy, Observatio
Subject:
ns and Techniques
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
Language, literature and biography
Subject:
Physics and Astronomy
Subject:
Social sciences
Subject:
Humanities
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1st Edition. Softcover version of original hardcover edition 2003
Series:
Astrophysics and Space Science Library
Series Volume:
290
Publication Date:
20110404
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
235
Dimensions:
240 x 160 mm

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"Synopsis" by , This book is filling a gap in the astronomy-related literature by providing a set of chapters not only of direct interest to astronomy communication, but also well beyond it. The experts contributing to this book have done their best to write in a way understandable to readers not necessarily hyperspecialized in astronomy nor in communication techniques while providing specific detailed information, as well as plenty of pointers and bibliographic elements. This book will be very useful for researchers, teachers, editors, publishers, librarians, computer scientists, sociologists of science, research planners and strategists, project managers, public-relations officers, plus those in charge of astronomy-related organizations, as well as for students aiming at a career in astronomy or related space science.
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