B – Journal to support astronomy outreach

Jeandron M. Journal to support astronomy outreach. Physics World 2007; 20(12)9.

The International Astronomical Union (IAU)launched a new open-access, peer-reviewed journal designed to support the burgeoning field of astronomy communication. Communicating Astronomy with the Public (CAP) contains research papers written by experienced astronomy communicators as well as news, reviews and opinion articles. The current issue, for example, includes articles about how to discuss astronomy using podcasts and the YouTube website. The journal has several objectives, including ensuring that outreach effort is not duplicated and establishing priorities for the field, and the IAU hopes that it will be used by a wide variety of people.

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