EAS Publications Series
Volume 16, 2005Teaching and Communicating Astronomy – JENAM'04
|Page(s)||45 - 53|
|Published online||14 January 2006|
A. Ortiz-Gil and V. Martínez (eds)
EAS Publications Series, 16 (2005) 45-53
Communications to the Past: Astrolabes to Zodiacs
Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Univ. of California, Irvine CA 92697-4575, USA
In past centuries, astronomers have used a very wide range of techniques to explain what they are doing, how, and why it was worth doing to their equivalents of sponsoring agencies, voters, and students. We here examine an inital set of seven examples of seemingly successful communication, each with lesson to offer, and then, more briefly a wider range of examples, some apparently very good for their purpose and a few that were perfectly awful.
© EAS, EDP Sciences, 2005
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