ABOUT

COMMISSION C2

IAU Commission C2 is a think/do-tank that convenes the astronomy communication community and seeds initiatives to explore new ways to communicate astronomy with the public.  The commission focus on community initiatives and new trends and less on implementing projects, as that naturally falls more to IAU Office for Astronomy Outreach (based at NAOJ) and Office of Astronomy for Development (based at SAAO).

Mission

• To encourage and enable a much larger fraction of the astronomical community to take an active role in explaining what we do (and why) to our fellow citizens.

• To act as an international, impartial coordinating entity that furthers the recognition of outreach and public communication on all levels in astronomy.

• To encourage international collaborations on outreach and public communication.

• To endorse standards, best practices and requirements for public communication.

IAU C2 Organizing Committee Officers

President: Pedro Russo (NL, Leiden University)
Vice-President: Richard Tresch Fienberg (US, American Astronomical  Society)
Secretary: Kingsley C. Okpala (NG, University of Nigeria)

Members-at-large:
Megan Kirsty Argo (UK, Manchester University)
Lars Lindberg Christensen (DE, ESO)
Carol Ann Christian (US, Space Telescope Science Inst)
Sylvie D. Vauclair (FR, IRAP)

Website developed by:
Paulo Miguel Cruz / Pedro Russo (Leiden University, the Netherlands)

About
Commission C2

IAU Commission C2 is a think/do-tank that convenes the astronomy communication community and seeds initiatives to explore new ways to communicate astronomy with the public.  The commission focus on community initiatives and new trends and less on implementing projects, as that naturally falls more to IAU Office for Astronomy Outreach (based at NAOJ) and Office of Astronomy for Development (based at SAAO).

Mission

• To encourage and enable a much larger fraction of the astronomical community to take an active role in explaining what we do (and why) to our fellow citizens.

• To act as an international, impartial coordinating entity that furthers the recognition of outreach and public communication on all levels in astronomy.

• To encourage international collaborations on outreach and public communication.

• To endorse standards, best practices and requirements for public communication.

IAU C2 Organizing Committee Officers

President: Pedro Russo (NL, Leiden University)
Vice-President: Richard Tresch Fienberg (US, American Astronomical  Society)
Secretary: Kingsley C. Okpala (NG, University of Nigeria)

Members-at-large:
Megan Kirsty Argo (UK, Manchester University)
Lars Lindberg Christensen (DE, ESO)
Carol Ann Christian (US, Space Telescope Science Inst)
Sylvie D. Vauclair (FR, IRAP)

Website developed by:
Paulo Miguel Cruz / Pedro Russo (Leiden University, the Netherlands)