public outreach

Creating the documentary “Black Sun”

by Guest May 9, 2012

This is a guest post by Dr. Jarita Holbrook, who often describes herself as an astrophysicist who went to the Dark Side.  Shortly after completing her doctorate, she dove into the world of the social sciences, quickly establishing expertise on indigenous astronomy. She moved to UCLA for her NSF project focused on studying underrepresented groups […]


Read more →

Social Media for Scientists

by Jessica Lu March 21, 2012

Do you use Twitter or Facebook in a professional capacity? If not, here are some interesting articles on why you may want to start. Social Media for Scientists Part 1: It’s Our Job Social Media for Scientists Part 2: You Do Have Time. Social Media for Scientists Part 2.5: Breaking Stereotypes Social Media For Scientists […]


Read more →

What I Learned About Astro Outreach From Giving a TEDx Talk

by Jane January 23, 2012


Read more →

Roundup: Communicating Science

by Jane May 20, 2011

Three loosely-related links about science communication: Jeff Masters’ (Wunder Blog) synopsis of flood control along the Mississippi is fascinating, and perfectly illustrated by the diagram below, one of the best scientific illustrations I’ve yet seen.  It’s a typical “before-and-after” two-part figure, but each is so detailed, and so fundamentally different in world-view, that it conveys […]


Read more →


by Eli November 29, 2009

The .astronomy (dot astronomy) conference will begin tomorrow in Leiden at the Lorentz Center. There are fifty attendants and we’ll be covering outreach, web-based research, citizen science, and visualization in astronomy. Tonight about twenty of the attendees got together and went out for dinner at a delectable pizza restaurant. Throughout the evening we introduced ourselves […]


Read more →