Now this looks exciting! An IAU conference all about public outreach. I’m really liking the sound of this!
“The ‘Communicating Astronomy with the Public 2010’ (CAP2010) conference will take place in Cape Town, South Africa, from 15 to 19 March, 2010. Following the previous conferences in this series, it aims to address the modern challenges in astronomy communication through a global perspective. Major themes of CAP2010 will be the outcome and legacy of the International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA2009) as well as techniques for how to make public astronomical knowledge global and accessible to everyone across national, language, political, social and cultural borders and to those with impairment limitations.”
IAU Commission 55 conference:
Building on the International Year of Astronomy 2009
March 15 – March 19, 2010
Ritz Hotel, Sea Point, Cape Town, South Africa
So far this year, I’m already hoping to head to two conferences and one observing run. I suspect I should start looking into funding applications…