Astronomy Education: An International Perspective

Percy, John R. (1996) Astronomy Education: An International Perspective. In: Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series: Astronomy education: current developments, future coordination, 24-25 June 1994, College Park, MD.


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Education is important to astronomers because it affects the recruitment and training of future astronomers, and because it affects the awareness, understanding and appreciation of astronomy by taxpayers and politicians. Indeed, astronomers have an obligation to share the excitement and the significance of their work with the general public. Unfortunately, education is often neglected by the scientific and professional community, and by many research universities. The Astronomical Society of the Pacific plays an important role by bridging education and research.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
RTSRE Related Research
Depositing User: Mr Saeed Salimpour
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2017 12:13
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2018 09:10

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