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Communicating Astronomy With the Public Journal Issue 12 Now Available

31 May 2012

The 12th issue of the free peer-reviewed journal for science communicators, Communicating Astronomy with the Public (CAPjournal), is now available for download.

One of the highlights of the issue discusses the different tools science communication specialists use to gauge how well they reach their target audiences — in other words, how they know what actually works. Another article is focused on the Mars Crowdsourcing Experiment, a crowdsourcing project that investigates whether the players of a computer game can support scientific research by tagging surface features on Mars.

Also in this issue, there is an article on the project Multiverso, a cultural initiative in which an astronomer and a rock musician team up, combining their passions to create awareness about astronomy. Since late 2009, the project has reached tens of thousands people in Spain through various events such as the release of an album and a set of concert-talks.

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Contacts

Jorge Rivero González
ESO, education and Public Outreach Department
Garching, Germany
Tel: +49 89 3200 6222
Email: jrivero@eso.org

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Cover of CAPjournal issue 12
Cover of CAPjournal issue 12