OUT1: Public Astronomy
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.
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Poster Session A
Wednesday 28th 10:00-11:15
Wednesday 28th 11:45-13:00