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ISSUE 14 - January 2014





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IAU Commission 55: Communicating Astronomy with the Public (page 04)
Richard Tresch Fienberg, Lars Lindberg Christensen, Pedro Russo

Summary

The International Astronomical Union (IAU) has vested considerable responsibility for its public outreach efforts in Commission 55 (C55), Communicating Astronomy with the Public. This article briefly recounts the origin and history of C55 over the past decade, describing how C55 fits into the IAU’s recently revised organisational structure and newly implemented Strategic Plan. It also lists C55’s current officers, Organising Committee members, Working Groups, and Working Group chairs and explains how IAU members can join C55, inviting other professionals engaged in astronomy-related public outreach to become associates of C55.