Space Science and Public Engagement

Space Science and Public Engagement
Author: Amy Paige Kaminski
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2021-06-04
ISBN 10: 0128173912
ISBN 13: 9780128173916
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Space Science and Public Engagement Book Review:

Space Science and Public Engagement: 21st Century Perspectives and Opportunities critically examines the many dimensions of public engagement with space science by exploring case studies that show a spectrum of public engagement formats, ranging from the space science community's efforts to communicate developments to the public, to citizenry attempting to engage with space science issues. It addresses why public engagement is important to space science experts, what approaches they take, how public engagement varies locally, nationally and internationally, and what roles "non-experts" have played in shaping space science. Space scientists, outreach specialists in various scientific disciplines, policymakers and citizens interested in space science will find great insights in this book that will help inform their future engagement strategies. Critically examines how expert organizations and the space science community have sought to bring space science to the public Examines how the public has responded, and in some cases self-organized, to opportunities to contribute to space science Outlines future engagement interests and possibilities

Academic Libraries and Public Engagement With Science and Technology

Academic Libraries and Public Engagement With Science and Technology
Author: Eileen Harrington
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2019-04-15
ISBN 10: 0081021240
ISBN 13: 9780081021248
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Academic Libraries and Public Engagement With Science and Technology Book Review:

Libraries have historically played a role as a community builder, providing resources and spaces where knowledge can be archived, shared and created. They can also play a pivotal role in fostering the public's understanding of science and scientific processes. From makerspaces to data visualization labs to exhibits, many libraries already delve into scientific explorations and many more could join them. Scientists often need to include "broader impacts" goals in grant proposals, but they might not know where to begin or feel that they do not have the time to devote to public engagement. This is where libraries and librarians can help. Research in science communication also supports tapping into libraries for public engagement with science. Studies show that it is important for scientists to present findings in an apolitical way-not aligning with one solution or one way of thinking and not being seen as an activist (Druckman, 2015; Jamieson & Hardy, 2014). One of the core tenets of librarians and libraries is to present information in a neutral way. Research also shows that Informal conversations about science can have a greater effect on people than reading about it online or hearing about it on the news (Eveland & Cooper, 2013). Again, libraries can play a role in fostering these types of conversations. Given this landscape, this book will demonstrate concrete ways that libraries and librarians can play a role in fostering public engagement with science. In addition to background information on the current landscape of public knowledge and understanding of science, it will also include best practices and case studies of different types of programming and services that libraries can offer. Often libraries do not jump to mind when people think about science education or science literacy, and many librarians do not come from a science background. Literature on science programming and sharing science is largely absent from the library field. This book will help give confidence to librarians that they can participate in engaging the public with science. At the same time, it will provide a conduit to bring informal science educators, communication officers from universities or research organizations who share scientific discoveries with the public, and librarians together to explore ways to align their work to promote scientific literacy for all. Demonstrates concrete ways that libraries and librarians can play a role in fostering public engagement with science Features best practices and case studies of different types of programming and services that libraries can offer Provides a conduit to bring informal science educators, communication officers, and librarians together to explore ways to align their work to promote scientific literacy

Talking Climate

Talking Climate
Author: Adam Corner,Jamie Clarke
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 146
Release: 2016-11-04
ISBN 10: 3319467441
ISBN 13: 9783319467443
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Talking Climate Book Review:

This book describes a fresh approach to climate change communication: five core principles for public engagement that can propel climate change discourse out of the margins and into the mainstream. The question of how to communicate about climate change, and build public engagement in high-consuming, carbon-intensive Western nations, has occupied researchers, practitioners, and campaigners for more than two decades. During this time, limited progress has been made. Socially and culturally, climate change remains the preserve of a committed but narrow band of activists. Public engagement is stuck in second gear. By spanning the full width of the space between primary academic research and campaign strategies, this book will be relevant for academics, educators, campaigners, communicators and practitioners.

Lessons Learned in Decadal Planning in Space Science

Lessons Learned in Decadal Planning in Space Science
Author: Space Studies Board,Board on Physics and Astronomy,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,National Research Council
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 99
Release: 2013-09-06
ISBN 10: 0309290686
ISBN 13: 9780309290685
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lessons Learned in Decadal Planning in Space Science Book Review:

The National Research Council (NRC) has been conducting decadal surveys in the Earth and space sciences since 1964, and released the latest five surveys in the past 5 years, four of which were only completed in the past 3 years. Lessons Learned in Decadal Planning in Space Science is the summary of a workshop held in response to unforseen challenges that arose in the implementation of the recommendations of the decadal surveys. This report takes a closer look at the decadal survey process and how to improve this essential tool for strategic planning in the Earth and space sciences. Workshop moderators, panelists, and participants lifted up the hood on the decadal survey process and scrutinized every element of the decadal surveys to determine what lessons can be gleaned from recent experiences and applied to the design and execution of future decadal surveys.

Catching Stardust

Catching Stardust
Author: Natalie Starkey
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2018-03-08
ISBN 10: 1472944038
ISBN 13: 9781472944030
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Catching Stardust Book Review:

'A promising debut.' New Scientist Icy, rocky, sometimes dusty, always mysterious – comets and asteroids are among the Solar System's very oldest inhabitants, formed within a swirling cloud of gas and dust in the area of space that eventually hosted the Sun and its planets. Locked within each of these extra-terrestrial objects is the 4.6-billion-year wisdom of Solar System events, and by studying them at close quarters using spacecraft we can coerce them into revealing their closely-guarded secrets. This offers us the chance to answer some fundamental questions about our planet and its inhabitants. Exploring comets and asteroids also allows us to shape the story of Earth's future, enabling us to protect our precious planet from the threat of a catastrophic impact from space, and maybe to even recover valuable raw materials from them. This cosmic bounty could be as useful in space as it is on Earth, providing the necessary fuel and supplies for humans as they voyage into deep space to explore more distant locations within the Solar System. Catching Stardust tells the story of these enigmatic celestial objects, revealing how scientists are using them to help understand a crucial time in our history – the birth of the Solar System, and everything contained within it.

Masters of the Universe

Masters of the Universe
Author: Melissa Mean,James Wilsdon
Publsiher: Demos
Total Pages: 93
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 1841801194
ISBN 13: 9781841801193
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Masters of the Universe Book Review:

"Explores how space technology can help governments and citizens meet the challenges of economic modernisation and sustainable development." - cover.

Cells Are Us

Cells Are Us
Author: Fran Balkwill
Publsiher: Turtleback
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1994-03-01
ISBN 10: 9780606188166
ISBN 13: 0606188169
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cells Are Us Book Review:

Explains the functions of cells in the human body.

Astronomy and particle physics

Astronomy and particle physics
Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Science and Technology Committee
Publsiher: The Stationery Office
Total Pages: 171
Release: 2011-05-13
ISBN 10: 9780215559487
ISBN 13: 0215559487
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Astronomy and particle physics Book Review:

The Science and Technology Committee warns that the UK's prominence in astronomy and particle physics, and its ability to attract and inspire the next generation of scientists in these areas, could be at risk if reduced budgets hit the UK's growth prospects, reputation and expertise. Although science did relatively well in the recent Spending Review, funding for astronomy sees a total reduction of 21% over the next four years compared with 2010-11. More starkly, comparing 2014/15 with 2005, spending in astronomy and particle physics will be around 50% lower than its level six years ago. This is worrying, particularly when set against the planned increased investment in science and innovation by the UK's international peers as part of long-term strategies to ensure economic growth. The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) - the research council which funds research and facility development in astronomy, particle physics and nuclear physics - is risking the UK's ability to stay at the forefront of future developments by focusing its astronomy and particle physics programmes into fewer areas. A case in point is the UK's planned withdrawal from all Northern Hemisphere optical and ground based astronomical facilities, which could see UK leadership and competitive advantage being handed over to international peers. The Committee is also highly critical of past STFC strategies, especially its failure to incorporate into policy documents details of the planned withdrawals. The report also addresses the future of the National Schools Observatory and outreach, which is essential to inspire the next generation of scientists.

The Dawn Mission to Minor Planets 4 Vesta and 1 Ceres

The Dawn Mission to Minor Planets 4 Vesta and 1 Ceres
Author: Christopher Russell,Carol Raymond
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 574
Release: 2012-09-21
ISBN 10: 1461449030
ISBN 13: 9781461449034
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dawn Mission to Minor Planets 4 Vesta and 1 Ceres Book Review:

Dawn is the first mission to orbit a main belt asteroid and the first scientific mission to use ion propulsion. Major objectives of this mission include mapping of the surfaces of 4 Vesta and 1 Ceres, determining its topography from stereo measurements, determining its mineralogy, measuring its elemental composition and obtaining gravity data. This book describes the Dawn mission, its exploration and scientific objectives, the instruments that accomplish those objectives, the operations plan and the education and outreach plan. It is directed to those studying asteroids and the evolution of the solar system. This volume will be a valuable reference for anyone who uses data from the instruments of the DAWN mission. Previously published in Space Science Reviews, Vol. 163/1-4, 2012.

Issues in Astronautics and Space Research 2013 Edition

Issues in Astronautics and Space Research  2013 Edition
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: ScholarlyEditions
Total Pages: 291
Release: 2013-05-01
ISBN 10: 1490105980
ISBN 13: 9781490105987
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Issues in Astronautics and Space Research 2013 Edition Book Review:

Issues in Astronautics and Space Research / 2013 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ book that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Spacecraft and Rockets. The editors have built Issues in Astronautics and Space Research: 2013 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Spacecraft and Rockets in this book to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Astronautics and Space Research: 2013 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at

Public engagement in policy making

Public engagement in policy making
Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Public Administration Select Committee
Publsiher: Stationery Office
Total Pages: 125
Release: 2013-06-03
ISBN 10: 9780215058737
ISBN 13: 0215058739
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Public engagement in policy making Book Review:

In this report the Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) calls for a "wiki" approach to policy-making, where public opinion, ideas and contributions are sought and welcome at any and all stages of the policy cycle. The Government should be able to demonstrate that it has adopted this approach alongside ministerial leadership and responsibility for policy and its outcomes. All policy making carries risks: a lack of appetite for participation, disappointment arising from unrealistic expectations and the dominance of vested interests. Government must frankly assess and address these risks in relation to open policy making. Digital technology has a significant role to play in opening up policy-making. Government could and should go further and embrace radical and innovative approaches, making use of existing platforms and technologies, such as Twitter. The success and impact of public engagement in policy-making must be effectively measured. Government must able to demonstrate value for money and improved outcomes with this new approach, particularly in a time of austerity. The Committee says proposals for both "open" and "contestable" policy-making demonstrate that Government recognises the value of public opinion in helping to identify problems and develop solutions. However, for open policy-making to work, it must be a genuine departure from more traditional forms of policy-making, where public engagement has usually only occurred after the Government has already determined a course of action. Care must be taken to ensure that open policy-making processes are not dominated by vested interests or 'the usual suspects' who are aware of policy 'opportunities'.

The Smithsonian History of Space Exploration

The Smithsonian History of Space Exploration
Author: Roger D. Launius
Publsiher: Smithsonian Institution
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-10-23
ISBN 10: 1588346374
ISBN 13: 9781588346377
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Smithsonian History of Space Exploration Book Review:

The first in-depth, fully illustrated history of global space discovery and exploration from ancient times to the modern era The Smithsonian History of Space Exploration is a comprehensive history of international space exploration paired with photographs, illustrations, graphics, and sidebars on key scientific and technological developments, influential figures, and pioneering spacecraft. Former NASA and Smithsonian space curator and historian Roger D. Launius presents human's endeavors to understand the universe, honoring millennia of human curiosity, ingenuity, and achievement. The book examines space exploration's origins in the pioneering work undertaken by the ancients of Greece, Rome, and China, and moves through the great discoveries of Renaissance thinkers including Copernicus, Galileo, and Kepler. It offers new insight into well-known moments such as the launch of Sputnik 1 and the Apollo Moon landing and explores the unexpected events and hidden figures of space history. Presenting the technological and mechanical breakthroughs enabling humans to explore far beyond our own planet in recent decades, it also speculates on the future of space exploration, including space tourism and our possible future as an extraterrestrial species. This is a must-read for space buffs and everyone intrigued by the history and future of scientific discovery.

See through Science

See through Science
Author: James Wilsdon,Rebecca Willis
Publsiher: Demos
Total Pages: 69
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 1841801305
ISBN 13: 9781841801308
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

See through Science Book Review:

New Worlds New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics

New Worlds  New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics
Author: National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Space Studies Board,Board on Physics and Astronomy,Committee for a Decadal Survey of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2011-02-04
ISBN 10: 0309157994
ISBN 13: 9780309157995
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Worlds New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics Book Review:

Driven by discoveries, and enabled by leaps in technology and imagination, our understanding of the universe has changed dramatically during the course of the last few decades. The fields of astronomy and astrophysics are making new connections to physics, chemistry, biology, and computer science. Based on a broad and comprehensive survey of scientific opportunities, infrastructure, and organization in a national and international context, New Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics outlines a plan for ground- and space- based astronomy and astrophysics for the decade of the 2010's. Realizing these scientific opportunities is contingent upon maintaining and strengthening the foundations of the research enterprise including technological development, theory, computation and data handling, laboratory experiments, and human resources. New Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics proposes enhancing innovative but moderate-cost programs in space and on the ground that will enable the community to respond rapidly and flexibly to new scientific discoveries. The book recommends beginning construction on survey telescopes in space and on the ground to investigate the nature of dark energy, as well as the next generation of large ground-based giant optical telescopes and a new class of space-based gravitational observatory to observe the merging of distant black holes and precisely test theories of gravity. New Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics recommends a balanced and executable program that will support research surrounding the most profound questions about the cosmos. The discoveries ahead will facilitate the search for habitable planets, shed light on dark energy and dark matter, and aid our understanding of the history of the universe and how the earliest stars and galaxies formed. The book is a useful resource for agencies supporting the field of astronomy and astrophysics, the Congressional committees with jurisdiction over those agencies, the scientific community, and the public.

Public Engagement and Social Science

Public Engagement and Social Science
Author: Stella Maile,David Griffiths
Publsiher: Policy Press
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 1447306864
ISBN 13: 9781447306863
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Public Engagement and Social Science Book Review:

Drawing on social science conversations at a lively café in Bristol, this highly original book explores the value of public engagement in a wider social science context. The chapters range from themes such as the dialogic character of the social sciences, pragmatism in responses, and the underpinnings of managerial approaches to the restructuring of higher education. The first part reflects upon the different social and political inflections of public engagement. It is followed by chapters based upon talks at the café that were concerned with public engagement and the contribution of social science to a reflexive understanding of the dilemmas and practices of daily life. Together, the contributors offer a refreshing look at the role of social science in the societies it examines.

Organizations and Strategies in Astronomy 7

Organizations and Strategies in Astronomy 7
Author: Andre HECK
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 594
Release: 2007-09-18
ISBN 10: 1402053010
ISBN 13: 9781402053016
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Organizations and Strategies in Astronomy 7 Book Review:

Astronomy isthemostancientsciencehumanshavepracticedonEarth. Itisascienceofextremesandoflargenumbers:extremesoftime–fromthe big bang to in?nity –, of distances, of temperatures, of density and masses, ofmagnetic?eld,etc.Itisasciencewhichishighlyvisible,notonlybecause stars and planets are accessible in the sky to the multitude, but also - cause the telescopes themselves are easily distinguishable, usually on top of scenic mountains, and also because their cost usually represent a subst- tialproportionofthenation’sbudgetandofthetaxpayerscontributionsto that budget. As such, astronomy cannot pass unnoticed. It touches on the origins of matter, of the Universe where we live, on life and on our destiny. It touches on philosophy as well as on religion. Astronomy is the direct c- tactofhumankindwithitsoriginsandtheimmensityofuniversalnature.It is indeed a science of observation where experimentation is practically - possible and which is ruled by mathematics, physics, chemistry, statistical analysis and modelling, while o?ering the largest number of veri?cations of the most advanced theories of fundamental physics such as general r- st ativity and gravitation. At the beginning of the 21 century astronomy is clearly a multidisciplinary activity touching on all aspects of science. It is therefore logical that in the past and still now, astronomy has attracted the most famous scientists, be they pure observers, mathematicians, physicists, biologists, experimentalists, and even politicians.

CAP2005 Conference Proceedings

CAP2005 Conference Proceedings
Author: Robson, Ian, Christensen, Lars Lindberg
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Pathways to Exploration

Pathways to Exploration
Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Committee on National Statistics,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Space Studies Board,Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board,Committee on Human Spaceflight
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 279
Release: 2014-09-30
ISBN 10: 0309305101
ISBN 13: 9780309305105
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pathways to Exploration Book Review:

The United States has publicly funded its human spaceflight program on a continuous basis for more than a half-century, through three wars and a half-dozen recessions, from the early Mercury and Gemini suborbital and Earth orbital missions, to the lunar landings, and thence to the first reusable winged crewed spaceplane that the United States operated for three decades. Today the United States is the major partner in a massive orbital facility - the International Space Station - that is becoming the focal point for the first tentative steps in commercial cargo and crewed orbital space flights. And yet, the long-term future of human spaceflight beyond this project is unclear. Pronouncements by multiple presidents of bold new ventures by Americans to the Moon, to Mars, and to an asteroid in its native orbit, have not been matched by the same commitment that accompanied President Kennedy\'s now fabled 1961 speech-namely, the substantial increase in NASA funding needed to make it happen. Are we still committed to advancing human spaceflight? What should a long-term goal be, and what does the United States need to do to achieve it? Pathways to Exploration explores the case for advancing this endeavor, drawing on the history of rationales for human spaceflight, examining the attitudes of stakeholders and the public, and carefully assessing the technical and fiscal realities. This report recommends maintaining the long-term focus on Mars as the horizon goal for human space exploration. With this goal in mind, the report considers funding levels necessary to maintain a robust tempo of execution, current research and exploration projects and the time/resources needed to continue them, and international cooperation that could contribute to the achievement of spaceflight to Mars. According to Pathways to Exploration, a successful U.S. program would require sustained national commitment and a budget that increases by more than the rate of inflation. In reviving a U.S. human exploration program capable of answering the enduring questions about humanity's destiny beyond our tiny blue planet, the nation will need to grapple with the attitudinal and fiscal realities of the nation today while staying true to a small but crucial set of fundamental principles for the conduct of exploration of the endless frontier. The recommendations of Pathways to Exploration provide a clear map toward a human spaceflight program that inspires students and citizens by furthering human exploration and discovery, while taking into account the long-term commitment necessary to achieve this goal.

Handbook of Research on Citizen Engagement and Public Participation in the Era of New Media

Handbook of Research on Citizen Engagement and Public Participation in the Era of New Media
Author: Adria, Marco,Mao, Yuping
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 503
Release: 2016-11-22
ISBN 10: 1522510826
ISBN 13: 9781522510826
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Citizen Engagement and Public Participation in the Era of New Media Book Review:

New media forums have created a unique opportunity for citizens to participate in a variety of social and political contexts. As new social technologies are being utilized in a variety of ways, the public is able to interact more effectively in activities within their communities. The Handbook of Research on Citizen Engagement and Public Participation in the Era of New Media addresses opportunities and challenges in the theory and practice of public involvement in social media. Highlighting various communication modes and best practices being utilized in citizen-involvement activities, this book is a critical reference source for professionals, consultants, university teachers, practitioners, community organizers, government administrators, citizens, and activists.

Scientists Experts and Civic Engagement

Scientists  Experts  and Civic Engagement
Author: Amy E. Lesen
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 166
Release: 2016-04-01
ISBN 10: 131705878X
ISBN 13: 9781317058786
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scientists Experts and Civic Engagement Book Review:

How do scientists, scholars, and other experts engage with the general public and with the communities affected by their work or residing in their sites of study? Where are the fine lines between public scholarship, civic engagement, and activism? Must academics 'give back' once they collect data and publish results? In this volume, authors from a wide range of disciplines examine these relationships to assess how they can be fruitful or challenging. Describing the methodological and ethical issues that experts must consider when carrying out public scholarship, this book includes a checklist for critical factors of success in engagement and an examination of the role of digital social media in science communication. Illustrated by a range of case studies addressing environmental issues (climate change, resource use, post-disaster policy) and education, it offers an investigation into the levels and ways in which scholars can engage, and how and whether academics and experts who engage in community work and public scholarship are acknowledged and rewarded for doing so by their institutions. Also bringing into the debate the perspective of citizens who have collaborated with academics, the book offers an exploration of the democratizing potential of participatory action research.