Part of the ASTROPHYSICS AND SPACE SCIENCE LIBRARY book series (ASSL, volume 343)


Astronomy appears to receive a great deal of public interest. Until now, its portrayal in the media has been generally positive. But the climate for science communication has changed from one of one-way communication of the facts, to a more interactive two-way dialogue. This poses challenges for astronomy and space science and its interaction with ordinary citizens. Scientists in these areas will have to be trained to respond to those challenges.


Ordinary Citizen Fellow Citizen Cold Fusion British Broadcasting Corporation Martian Meteorite 
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  1. 1.Department of Science and Technology Studies, Physics and AstronomyUniversity College London GowerLondonU.K.

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