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CAP 2020: CAP Conference: Communicating Astronomy with the Public 2020

Start date/time

September 21, 2020

End date/time

September 25, 2020



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From 21 to 25 September 2020, Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, and International Astronomical Union (IAU) Commission C2 will host the world’s largest conference on astronomy communication: Communicating Astronomy with the Public 2020 (CAP 2020). Professionals from science communication; informal education; and museums, planetariums, and science centers; as well as professional and amateur astronomers, science journalists and public information officers, and space artists and other science communicators are invited to attend the conference to exchange ideas and discuss best practices. The theme of this edition of the CAP Conference is “Communicating Astronomy for a Better World: Environment, Culture, and Peace.” Conference hashtag: #IAUcap2020

Registration, abstract submissions (for oral presentations, posters, and workshops), and grant applications are now open!

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