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Communicating Astronomy with the Public 2013 (CAP2013) Conference


14 - 18 October 2013


Warsaw, Poland


Oana Sandu

The 2013 Communicating Astronomy with the Public (CAP) Conference will take place in Warsaw, Poland, between 14–18 October. Public information officers, communicators, journalists and formal and informal educators are invited to debate the latest challenges in communicating astronomy and share their success stories and lessons learnt.

CAP2013 will expand the discussion topics to include space exploration, space tourism and commercial involvement in space-related activities. As the venue is a modern planetarium, special attention will also be given to audiovisual and multimedia communications in the widest sense. Popular topics from previous CAP conferences continue to be on the agenda.

Interested participants are invited to submit abstracts before 21 June 2013 under the following major themes:

  • Social media for astronomy outreach
  • Media relations
  • Multimedia communication, including tools and techniques
  • Crowdsourcing and citizen science projects
  • Alternative ways for communicating astronomy with the public
  • Using astronomy outreach to thrill children with science and technology
  • Evaluation, impact and monitoring of outreach projects
  • Support for science policy-makers
  • Social impact of astronomy communication
  • Astronomy communication in the developing world
  • Communicating Astronomy with the Public in the context of the IAU Strategic Plan
  • CAP community involvement in International Year of Light 2015