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Publisher Comments:

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.

Book News Annotation:

Astronomy experts contribute 13 articles discussing methods and techniques for communication with managers and administrators, decision-makers, the news media, the general public, and other astronomers. The topic receives attention because of the field's extensive communications requirements, which stem from a worldwide network of astronomy organizations, and from the huge amount of data that is accumulated daily. Heck (Strasbourg Astronomical Observatory, France) and Madsen (European Southern Observatory, Germany) edit topics including astronomy on television, innovative resources for promoting astronomy and science, and astronomy education in Europe. The book's wide scope may make it of interest to educators, researchers, librarians, and general readers, as well as astronomers. There is no index. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

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:
9781402013454
Editor:
Heck, A.
Publisher:
Springer
Editor:
Heck, A.
Author:
Heck, A.
Author:
Heck, Andre
Author:
Madsen, Claus
Author:
Madsen, C.
Location:
Dordrecht
Subject:
General
Subject:
Methodology
Subject:
Astronomy
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Subject:
Study and teaching
Subject:
Astronomy -- Study and teaching.
Subject:
Astronomy, Observations and Techniques
Subject:
Social Sciences, general
Subject:
Interdisciplinary studies
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
Language, literature and biography
Subject:
Physics and Astronomy
Subject:
Social sciences
Subject:
Humanities
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Book
Series:
Astrophysics and Space Science Library
Series Volume:
KT 019-67v. 290
Publication Date:
20030731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
235
Dimensions:
240 x 160 mm 564 gr

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