Space Science and Public Engagement

Space Science and Public Engagement
Author: Amy Paige Kaminski
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2021-04-01
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.

The Smithsonian History of Space Exploration

The Smithsonian History of Space Exploration
Author: Roger D. Launius
Publsiher: Smithsonian Books
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:

Pork -- Honey -- Salt -- Chile -- Rice -- Cacao -- Tomato

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.

Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development and Independent Agencies Appropriations for 2003 National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development  and Independent Agencies Appropriations for 2003  National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on VA, HUD, and Independent Agencies
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2002
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCBK:C081722404
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development and Independent Agencies Appropriations for 2003 National Aeronautics and Space Administration Book Review:

Origins 2003

Origins 2003
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 74
Release: 2003
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015055815420
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Programmatic Statement for the Mars Exploration Program

Programmatic Statement for the Mars Exploration Program
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2005
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: NWU:35556034569608
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Programmatic Statement for the Mars Exploration Program Book Review:

Communicating Science Effectively

Communicating Science Effectively
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Committee on the Science of Science Communication: A Research Agenda
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2017-03-08
ISBN 10: 0309451051
ISBN 13: 9780309451055
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Communicating Science Effectively Book Review:

Science and technology are embedded in virtually every aspect of modern life. As a result, people face an increasing need to integrate information from science with their personal values and other considerations as they make important life decisions about medical care, the safety of foods, what to do about climate change, and many other issues. Communicating science effectively, however, is a complex task and an acquired skill. Moreover, the approaches to communicating science that will be most effective for specific audiences and circumstances are not obvious. Fortunately, there is an expanding science base from diverse disciplines that can support science communicators in making these determinations. Communicating Science Effectively offers a research agenda for science communicators and researchers seeking to apply this research and fill gaps in knowledge about how to communicate effectively about science, focusing in particular on issues that are contentious in the public sphere. To inform this research agenda, this publication identifies important influences â€" psychological, economic, political, social, cultural, and media-related â€" on how science related to such issues is understood, perceived, and used.

NASA Office of Space Science Education and Public Outreach Conference

NASA Office of Space Science Education and Public Outreach Conference
Author: Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Publsiher: Astronomical Society of the pacific
Total Pages: 482
Release: 2004
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015060582650
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

NASA Office of Space Science Education and Public Outreach Conference Book Review:

Public Diplomacy

Public Diplomacy
Author: Nicholas J. Cull
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-04-15
ISBN 10: 0745691234
ISBN 13: 9780745691237
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Public Diplomacy Book Review:

New technologies have opened up fresh possibilities for public diplomacy, but this has not erased the importance of history. On the contrary, the lessons of the past seem more relevant than ever, in an age in which communications play an unprecedented role. Whether communications are electronic or hand-delivered, the foundations remain as valid today as they ever have been. Blending history with insights from international relations, communication studies, psychology, and contemporary practice, Cull explores the five core areas of public diplomacy: listening, advocacy, cultural diplomacy, exchanges, and international broadcasting. He unpacks the approaches which have dominated in recent years – nation-branding and partnership – and sets out the foundations for successful global public engagement. Rich with case studies and examples drawn from ancient times through to our own digital age, the book shows the true capabilities and limits of emerging platforms and technologies, as well as drawing on lessons from the past which can empower us and help us to shape the future. This comprehensive and accessible introduction is essential reading for students, scholars, and practitioners, as well as anyone interested in understanding or mobilizing global public opinion.

The Sky Is Not the Limit

The Sky Is Not the Limit
Author: Neil deGrasse Tyson
Publsiher: Prometheus Books
Total Pages: 203
Release: 2010-03-19
ISBN 10: 1616141204
ISBN 13: 9781616141202
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sky Is Not the Limit Book Review:

From the author of Astrophysics for People in a Hurry and the host of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, a memoir about growing up and a young man's budding scientific curiosity. This is the absorbing story of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s lifelong fascination with the night sky, a restless wonder that began some thirty years ago on the roof of his Bronx apartment building and eventually led him to become the director of the Hayden Planetarium. A unique chronicle of a young man who at one time was both nerd and jock, Tyson’s memoir could well inspire other similarly curious youngsters to pursue their dreams. Like many athletic kids he played baseball, won medals in track and swimming, and was captain of his high school wrestling team. But at the same time he was setting up a telescope on winter nights, taking an advanced astronomy course at the Hayden Planetarium, and spending a summer vacation at an astronomy camp in the Mojave Desert. Eventually, his scientific curiosity prevailed, and he went on to graduate in physics from Harvard and to earn a Ph.D. in astrophysics from Columbia. There followed postdoctoral research at Princeton. In 1996, he became the director of the Hayden Planetarium, where some twenty-five years earlier he had been awed by the spectacular vista in the sky theater. Tyson pays tribute to the key teachers and mentors who recognized his precocious interests and abilities, and helped him succeed. He intersperses personal reminiscences with thoughts on scientific literacy, careful science vs. media hype, the possibility that a meteor could someday hit the Earth, dealing with society’s racial stereotypes, what science can and cannot say about the existence of God, and many other interesting insights about science, society, and the nature of the universe. Now available in paperback with a new preface and other additions, this engaging memoir will enlighten and inspire an appreciation of astronomy and the wonders of our universe.

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.

Public Engagement on Genetically Modified Organisms

Public Engagement on Genetically Modified Organisms
Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Science Education,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Life Sciences,Roundtable on Public Interfaces of the Life Sciences
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 59
Release: 2015-07-07
ISBN 10: 0309374243
ISBN 13: 9780309374248
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Public Engagement on Genetically Modified Organisms Book Review:

The National Research Council's Roundtable on Public Interfaces of the Life Sciences held a 2-day workshop on January 15-16, 2015, in Washington, DC to explore the public interfaces between scientists and citizens in the context of genetically engineered (GE) organisms. The workshop presentations and discussions dealt with perspectives on scientific engagement in a world where science is interpreted through a variety of lenses, including cultural values and political dispositions, and with strategies based on evidence in social science to improve public conversation about controversial topics in science. The workshop focused on public perceptions and debates about genetically engineered plants and animals, commonly known as genetically modified organisms (GMOs), because the development and application of GMOs are heavily debated among some stakeholders, including scientists. For some applications of GMOs, the societal debate is so contentious that it can be difficult for members of the public, including policy-makers, to make decisions. Thus, although the workshop focused on issues related to public interfaces with the life science that apply to many science policy debates, the discussions are particularly relevant for anyone involved with the GMO debate. Public Engagement on Genetically Modified Organisms: When Science and Citizens Connect summarizes the presentations and discussion of the workshop.

Henry the Flying Emu

Henry the Flying Emu
Author: Niraj Lal
Publsiher: Little Steps Publishing
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2020-09-21
ISBN 10: 1922358185
ISBN 13: 9781922358189
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Henry the Flying Emu Book Review:

Henry the emu wanted to fly! But flying fish, eagles and launchers can’t seem to help. It’s only after meeting Wallagoot Jean that Henry learns about the science of orbit, and the importance of flying first with his mind...

Spacefarers

Spacefarers
Author: Christopher Wanjek
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 067498448X
ISBN 13: 9780674984486
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spacefarers Book Review:

What will it take to make humanity a spacefaring species? The usual: good reasons and good planning. Christopher Wanjek explores the practical motivations for striking out into the far reaches of the solar system and the realities of the challenge. And he introduces us to the scientists and entrepreneurs who are already tackling that challenge.

Participatory Design Theory

Participatory Design Theory
Author: Oswald Devisch,Liesbeth Huybrechts,Roel De Ridder
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2018-10-03
ISBN 10: 1351615742
ISBN 13: 9781351615747
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Participatory Design Theory Book Review:

In recent years, many countries all over Europe have witnessed a demand for a more direct form of democracy, ranging from improved clarity of information to being directly involved in decision-making procedures. Increasingly, governments are putting citizen participation at the centre of their policy objectives, striving for more transparency, to engage and empower local individuals and communities to collaborate on public projects and to encourage self-organization. This book explores the role of participatory design in keeping these participatory processes public. It addresses four specific lines of enquiry: how can the use and/or development of technologies and social media help to diversify, to coproduce, to interrupt and to document democratic design experiments? Aimed at researchers and academics in the fields of urban planning and participatory design, this book includes contributions from a range of experts across Europe including the UK, Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy, Denmark, Austria, Spain, France, Romania, Hungary and Finland.

A journey to inspire innovate and discover report of the President s Commission on Implementation of United States Space Exploration Policy

A journey to inspire  innovate  and discover   report of the President s Commission on Implementation of United States Space Exploration Policy
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: DIANE Publishing
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 1428960171
ISBN 13: 9781428960176
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A journey to inspire innovate and discover report of the President s Commission on Implementation of United States Space Exploration Policy Book Review:

Urban Environmental Stewardship and Civic Engagement

Urban Environmental Stewardship and Civic Engagement
Author: Dana R. Fisher,Erika S. Svendsen,James Connolly
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 148
Release: 2015-02-11
ISBN 10: 1317934156
ISBN 13: 9781317934158
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Environmental Stewardship and Civic Engagement Book Review:

Once considered the antithesis of a verdant and vibrant ecosystem, cities are now being hailed as highly efficient and complex social ecological systems. Emerging from the streets of the post-industrial city are well-tended community gardens, rooftop farms and other viable habitats capable of supporting native flora and fauna. At the forefront of this transformation are the citizens living in the cities themselves. As people around the world increasingly relocate to urban areas, this book discusses how they engage in urban stewardship and what civic participation in the environment means for democracy. Drawing on data collected through a two-year study of volunteer stewards who planted trees as part of the MillionTreesNYC initiative in the United States, this book examines how projects like this can make a difference to the social fabric of a city. It analyses quantitative survey data along with qualitative interview data that enables the volunteers to share their personal stories and motivations for participating, revealing the strong link between environmental stewardship and civic engagement. As city governments in developed countries are investing more and more in green infrastructure campaigns to change the urban landscape, this book sheds light on the social importance of these initiatives and shows how individuals’ efforts to reshape their cities serve to strengthen democracy. It draws out lessons that are highly applicable to global cities and policies on sustainability and civic engagement.

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.