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Communicating astronomy with the public: perspectives of an international community of practice

By SpaceRef Editor
June 10, 2021
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Sara Anjos, Pedro Russo, Anabela Carvalho

Communities of practice in science communication can make important contributions to public engagement with science but are under-researched. In this article, we look at the perspectives of a community of practice in astronomy communication regarding (relations with) their public(s). Most participants in this study consider that public(s) have several deficits and vulnerabilities. Moreover, practitioners have little to no contact with (and therefore make no use of) academic research on science communication. We argue that collaboration between science communication researchers and practitioners could benefit the science-public relationship and that communities of practice may be critical to that purpose.

Comments: 20 pages. Published

Subjects: Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics (astro-ph.IM); Physics and Society (physics.soc-ph)

Journal reference: JCOM_2003_2021_A11

DOI: 10.22323/2.20030211

Cite as: arXiv:2106.04616 [astro-ph.IM] (or arXiv:2106.04616v1 [astro-ph.IM] for this version)

Submission history

From: Pedro Russo 

[v1] Tue, 8 Jun 2021 18:14:15 UTC (206 KB)

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