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OUT1: Public Astronomy

Session Organisers:

Alison Boyle (UK), Marek Kukula (Royal Observatory Greenwich), Robert Massey, (Royal Astronomical Society), Tim O'Brien (Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics)


This session provides an opportunity for people working in all aspects of public astronomy (outreach, media, formal education, heritage) to share innovation and best practice in their fields, and for astronomers to gain insights into how to share their work more widely through a variety of formats. As NAM 2012 takes place close to Jodrell Bank Observatory, still one of the world's leading working observatories and, perhaps paradoxically, also recently shortlisted for World Heritage Site nomination, part of the session will focus on the challenge of celebrating and preserving the UK's recent astronomical heritage. Other topics for discussion could include, but are not limited to: outreach projects, astronomy in schools, citizen science, Dark Sky discovery, amateur astronomy and funding opportunities for public engagement.


This is a complete listing of all 15 entries

Poster Session A
Mapping things out: the RAS outreach survey  Robert Massey
The Jodcast  Christina Smith
Asteroid search and follow-up in German schools  Lothar Kurtze
Outreach at UCLan and its Effects  Kathryn Harris

Wednesday 28th 10:00-11:15
10:10 Public Engagement at Jodrell Bank  Teresa Anderson
10:20 ‘Outstanding Universal Value’ and UNESCO’s new Astronomical Heritage Web Portal  Clive Ruggles
10:30 Observing the 2012 Transit of Venus  Prof Martin Hendry
10:40 BBC Stargazing Live  Tim O'Brien
10:50 Planet Hunters and BBC Stargazing Live: Finding Exoplanets with a TV Audience  Robert Simpson

Wednesday 28th 11:45-13:00
11:50 Public outreach through time lapse photography  Tudorica Alexandru
12:00 The Faulkes Pro-Am-Schools collaboration for minor planet observations  Paul Roche
12:10 Who watches aurorae?  Dr Jim Wild
12:20 Astronomy in the Park  Dr. Daniel Brown
12:30 University Continuing Education in Astronomy  Alec MacKinnon
12:40 Looking ahead - national outreach opportunities  Dan Hillier