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New Science, New Media: An Assessment of the Online Education and Public Outreach Initiatives of The Dark Energy Survey

Wolf, R. C.; Romer, A. K.; Nord, B.; Avila, S.; Bechtol, K.; Biron, L.; Cawthon, R.; Chang, C.; Das, R.; Ferte, A.; ...
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  • Published: 02 Apr 2018
Abstract
As large-scale international collaborations become the standard for astronomy research, a wealth of opportunities have emerged to create innovative education and public outreach (EPO) programming. In the past two decades, large collaborations have focused EPO strategies around published data products. Newer collaborations have begun to explore other avenues of public engagement before and after data are made available. We present a case study of the online EPO program of The Dark Energy Survey, currently one of the largest international astronomy collaborations actively taking data. DES EPO is unique at this scale in astronomy, as far as we are aware, as it evol...
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free text keywords: Astrophysics - Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics, Physics - Physics Education
Funded by
RCUK| University of Sussex Astronomy Consolidated Grant 2017-2020
Project
  • Funder: Research Council UK (RCUK)
  • Project Code: ST/P000525/1
  • Funding stream: STFC
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RCUK| The Dark Energy Survey: Education and Public Outreach
Project
  • Funder: Research Council UK (RCUK)
  • Project Code: ST/N001087/1
  • Funding stream: STFC
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