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CAPjournal Issue 13 Now Available

16 de Abril de 2013

The 13th issue of Communicating Astronomy with the Public (the CAPjournal) is out now! Do you want to find out more — topics range from the cardinal rules of science writing to the most up-to-date research on astronomy communication?

Sarah Reed, former science editor of the Universe Awareness project and the new editor-in-chief of CAPjournal, starts us off with her sage advice on how to be effective when writing for the young. Writing for children is not child’s play; but we hope that Sarah’s top tips will soon be inspiring the future Hubbles and Hawkings.

A major problem with outreach is how to take a private activity, the science of astronomy, and make it public. Leading figures from the Chandra X-Ray Center present a case study in exactly this, with promising results. They ask the pertinent questions: Who do public science displays attract? And what happens afterwards? We get a taste of how to take astronomy to the public, and be a success.

Finally, astronomy communication has progressed dramatically in the past decade. Vickie Curtis from the Open University in the UK presents her analysis of modern dialogue-based approaches in science outreach, with interesting results.

There is all this, and more, in this free, peer-reviewed journal for astronomy communicators — now available for download.

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Cover of CAPjournal issue 13
Cover of CAPjournal issue 13