Astronomy Engagement with Diverse Publics

At the 231st American Astronomical Society Meeting in 2018, Salman Hameed discussed considerations of faith and worldview when participating in public engagement with astronomy.
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This workshop was part of an effort to support the membership of five prominent physical and life science societies (including the AGU and SfN) in constructive dialogue with a broad spectrum of publics, and particularly with religious communities. Participants reviewed tools, strategies, and examples for engagement with diverse audiences, that they may become more effective advocates for astronomy and for science as a whole. The workshop included remarks by astronomer and science communicator Salman Hameed, as well as discussions and exercises on conveying scientific concepts with clarity and sensitivity to different worldviews.

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