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CAP Nov 2009

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Communicating Astronomy with Public
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issue 7|November 2009
Live from Space
Video Blogging the Hubble Servicing Mission 4
Ten Commandments for Presentations
Golden Rules to Enhance Your Talks
 journal
Communicating Astronomy with the Public
Touring the Cosmos
A Guide to Free Astronomy Softwarewww.capjournal.org
 ASTRONOMY
 YOURS TO DISCOVER
THE UNIVERSE
INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF
 
Editorial 3Explained in 60 Seconds 4Astronomy and the Media 5 Video Blogging the Hubble Servicing Mission 4 7On the Journey From Earth to the Universe 9Towards a Global Baseline for Astronomy Development 13Ten Commandments for Presentations 18Touring the Cosmos through Your Computer 26Tafelmusik’s The Galileo Project 30Social Astronomy 30How Can We Make a Friend Out of an Enemy? 30 Visualising Astronomy: Invisible Impacts and Rings 33
ColophonContents
Editor-in-Chief
Pedro Russo
Executive Editor
Lars Lindberg Christensen
Editors
Terry Mahoney Anne Rhodes
Assistant Editor
Lee Pullen
Layout and Production
Jutta BoxheimerPedro RussoMartin KornmesserMafalda Martins
Contributors
Lee PullenHenri BofnRay VillardKimberly Kowal ArcandMegan WatzkeLolan NaickerKevin GovenderTijana ProdanovicMatthew McCoolJohn R. PercySalva BaráDiane ScherzlerRyan Wyatt
Web Design andDevelopment
Raquel ShidaLars Holm Nielsen
IAU DIVISION XII,Commission 55:CommunicatingAstronomy with the PublicJournal Working Group
Lars Lindberg ChristensenRick Fienberg Andrew FraknoiRichard de Grijs André HeckTerry MahoneySteve MillerPaul MurdinPedro RussoSidney Wolff 
Thanks to
Britt Sjöberg and Julia Westner
Published by
IAU DIVISION XII Commission55: Communicating Astronomywith the PublicCAPjournal is licensed under aCreative Commons License
Sponsored by
ESA/ST-ECF and ESO
CAPjournalCommunicatingAstronomywith the Public Journal
ESO ePODKarl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 285748 Garching bei MünchenGermany
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editor@capjournal.org
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www.capjournal.org
Phone:
+49 89 320 06 195
Fax:
+49 89 320 2362
ISSNs
1996-5621 (Print)1996-563X (Web)
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Cover
: A close-up of astronaut John Grunsfeld showing the reection of astronaut Andrew Feustel, perched on the robotic arm and taking the photo. The pair teamed uptogether on three of the ve spacewalks during the NASA/ESA Huble Space TelescopeServicing Mission 4 in May 2009. Credit: NASA
Submit articles for oneof the following journalsections:
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Editorial
In astronomy communication we often use the word astronomy as a blanket term tocover anything that has to do with space, i.e. astrophysics, space exploration, spacesciences, human space ight, Earth observation, astrobiology, amateur astronomy andall related sciences and technologies. And if there is a single astronomy project thattouches on all of these, that project is the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.Hubble has been an astronomical powerhouse for the last two decades. Its discoverieshave captured the imaginations of scientists and citizens alike, and have regularly thrustHubble into the limelight. Hubble images are appreciated for their aesthetic appeal aswell as for their illustrative power: they convey the beauty of the Universe, even to thosewho are too young to understand their context or implications.In May this year, tuning in across the whole media spectrum, including television, blogs,newspapers, magazines, tweets and Facebook, the world followed the smooth, preciseand professional movements of the astronauts as they carried out a awless servicingmission. The Hubble Servicing Mission 4 (SM4) brought Hubble back to full perform-ance level and we are all eagerly waiting to hear about the latest discoveries to comeout of the revived Hubble.In this issue, Ray Villard, a veteran communicator at the Space Telescope Science Insti-tute describes his excitement at communicating SM4 in an innovative way: as a series ofwebcast programmes that take us behind the scenes of the technologically demandingand challenging Hubble Space Telescope repair mission. Also in this issue, Tijana Prodanovic gives us ten golden rules to enhance presenta-tions; our regular contributor, Matthew McCool, guides us through the jungle of freeastronomy software available and Henri Bofn and Diane Scherzler share their feelingsabout the love-hate relationship between astronomers and the media.Between issues you can stay in touch through our website, www.capjournal.org, whereyou will nd the current issues in PDF format, an astronomy communication and educa-tion job bank, submission guidelines and back issues.We also welcome astronomy and science communication events (conferences, meet-ings, etc.), training opportunities, job postings or courses offered. If you have astronomyand science communication-themed products such as books, DVDs, television pro-grammes, magazines or websites that you would like to see reviewed by the CAPjournaleditorial team, simply send the necessary information to: editor@capjournal.org. This isalso where to send any questions, comments or opinions.Happy reading,Pedro Russo
Editor-in-Chief 

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