Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2016

Presentation information


Symbol G (General (Education and Outreach)) » General (Education and Outreach)

[G-03] Geoscinece Outreach

Sun. May 22, 2016 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM 101A (1F)

Convener:*Takeyuki Ueki(Faculty of Risk and Crisis Management, Chiba Institute of Science), Naoko HASEGAWA(Ochanomizu University), Satoko Oki(Faculty of Environment and information Studies), Chair:Takeyuki Ueki(Faculty of Risk and Crisis Management, Chiba Institute of Science)

4:00 PM - 4:15 PM

[G03-21] Present status of publications of education and public outreach in astronomy

★Invited papers

*Akihiko Tomita1 (1.Faculty of Education, Wakayama University)

Keywords:astronomoy education, publication, repository

I review present status of publications of formal and informal education, public outreach and science communication in astronomy. Papers are published in various journals including Education of Earth Science by Japan Society of Earth Science Education, Astronomy Education by Japan Society for Education and Popularization of Astronomy, and Journal of Japanese Association for Science Communication. More mutual citation and more publicity are needed. Agata and his colleagues have launched a working group for that purpose. A working group in International Astronomical Union also has been discussing about the repository of astronomy education research papers. A new web site of peer-reviewed astronomy education material, astroEDU, has opened. Through the peer review within astronomy education and public outreach educators and researchers, the quality of the publications is expected to be improved.