FM19p.12 — Astronomy all the time for everybody

Date & Time

Aug 4th at 6:00 PM until 6:00 PM




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Author(s): Valentin Grigore1

Institution(s): 1. The Romanian Society for Meteors and Astronomy

General context
Communicating astronomy with the public must be done all year and with all community members using all the available methods to promote the all aspects of astronomy: education, science, research, new technologies, dark-sky protection, astrophotography, mythology, astropoetry, astro arts and music.
An annual calendar
Two aspect must be taken in consideration when create a calendar of activity:
- astronomical events (eclipses, meteor showers, comets, etc.)
- international and local astronomical events: Global Astronomy Months, Astronomy Day, Globe at Night, ISAN, public activities
Communicating astronomy with the whole community
A description of the experience of the author organizing over 500 events in 30 years of activity including all the community members: general public, students, teachers, artists, authorities, people with disabilities, minor and adult prisoners, etc.
An experience of seven years as TV producer of the astronomy TV show “Ùs and the Sky” is presented.
Promotion of the activity
The relation with the mass-media is an important aspect communicating astronomy with the public.
Mass-media between rating and correct information of the public.
The role of the cooperation with the community in astronomy projects
A successful model: EURONEAR project