Doing good science is nowadays considered insufficient. Science outreach is important and will play an ever greater role in the coming years as a link between the scientific community and society and supporting formal and informal science education. The communication of achieved scientific results is now seen as a natural and mandatory activity to inform the public, attract funding, and attract science students. However, communicating science with the public is never an easy task. Science communication is a field renowned for its "difficulties". One often wonders how to best convey the excitation of discovery together with some basic knowledge of present-day science. This session aims at discussing techniques and presenting some efficient tools at communicating science, with emphasis on planetary sciences.

The following topics will be addressed: -Planetary exploration: an inspiring adventure -Art and science, or can a multidisciplinary approach help outreach? -Science on TV -Playing with science/ hand-on experiments -Planetariums and science centers, a key tool for educational and public outreach: -Investigating some real astronomical data -The shock of images -The Web as a Science Communication Tool -Astronomy and Planetary Sciences -Outreach for Kids: Using Informal Education to Support Education -Multilingual outreach products.

The session will include invited talks, contributed oral talks and posters. Oral and poster papers on the topics listed above are invited to this session.

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Communicating astronomy and planetary sciences

Pedro Russo   IAU & ESA/Hubble

Doing good science is nowadays considered insufficient. Science outreach is important and will play an ever greater role in the coming years as a link between the scientific community and society and supporting formal and informal science education. The communication of achieved scientific results is now seen as a natural and mandatory activity to inform the public, attract funding, and attract science students. However, communicating science with the public is never an easy task. Science communication is a field renowned for its "difficulties". One often wonders how to best convey the excitation of discovery together with some basic knowledge of present-day science. This session aims at discussing techniques and presenting some efficient tools at communicating science, with emphasis on planetary sciences.

The following topics will be addressed: -Planetary exploration: an inspiring adventure -Art and science, or can a multidisciplinary approach help outreach? -Science on TV -Playing with science/ hand-on experiments -Planetariums and science centers, a key tool for educational and public outreach: -Investigating some real astronomical data -The shock of images -The Web as a Science Communication Tool -Astronomy and Planetary Sciences -Outreach for Kids: Using Informal Education to Support Education -Multilingual outreach products.

The session will include invited talks, contributed oral talks and posters. Oral and poster papers on the topics listed above are invited to this session.

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