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ISSUE 22 - September 2017

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Public Libraries as Partners in Astronomy Outreach (page 05)
John Percy

Key Words
Libraries, partnership, public lectures, science communication


Public libraries have proven to be effective partners in bringing astronomy to audiences across the large and diverse city of Toronto, Canada, and enabling astronomers — both young and old — to interact with members of our community. This article reflects on the author’s experience working with public libraries, especially the Toronto Public Library (TPL), the busiest public library system in the world, to deliver over forty public presentations.