IAU100 Participation in the 2020 Communicating Astronomy with the Public (CAP) Conference

28 February 2020

Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia is the venue for the world’s largest conference on astronomy communication: Communicating Astronomy with the Public 2020 (CAP2020).

From 21 to 25 September 2020, Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia and the International Astronomical Union (IAU) Commission C2 — Communicating Astronomy with the Public (CAP), will host the world’s largest conference on astronomy communication: Communicating Astronomy with the Public 2020. IAU100 encourages the submission of proposals pertaining to IAU100 events, activities and projects.

For this special event, professionals from science communication, informal education, planetaria and science centres, as well as professional and amateur astronomers, journalists and creatives, are invited to attend the conference to exchange ideas and discuss best practice. Participants will also have the opportunity to add their own topics for discussion during the event’s “unconference” slots. Networking activities will encourage learning from peers, identifying potential partners, and strengthening the links between Asia-Pacific and international science communicators.

 

In addition to a variety of topics that will be discussed at the event, the Scientific Organising Committee  has established two special sessions, one of which is “The Legacy of the IAU100 Celebrations”, which will feature talks and discussions about the lasting impacts of the IAU100 activities and projects.

 

The abstract submission and grant application deadline is 15 March 2020. IAU100 event organisers and IAU National Outreach Coordinators (NOCs) are encouraged to submit proposals for oral presentations, posters, and/or workshops.

 

The full IAU announcement containing further details about this conference can be found here.

Contacts

Oana Sandu
CAP2020 SOC co-chair
osandu@partner.eso.org

Ramasamy Venugopal
CAP2020 SOC Co-Chair

rv@astro4dev.org

 

Lina Canas

CAP2020 SOC Co-Chair
linacanas@nao.ac.jp

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