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ASP2021: A Virtual Conference

ASP2021: A Virtual Conference
Preliminary Schedule

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    11:00 AM - 11:50 AM: Concurrent Session 2A: 11:00 am PST (2:00 pm EST)
    But Do They Understand Me? How to Make Astronomy Understanding Visible
    Conference Strand: Doing Public Engagement in Informal Settings
    Linda Shore, Astronomical Society of the Pacific
    Greg Schultz, Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP)
    Abstract of Session/Presentation: Whether you are an astronomer communicating with the public or a museum educator leading working with the public, knowing what audiences are thinking "in the moment" is key to successful engagement. The Astronomical Society of the Pacific has been developing "feedback tactics" science communicators can use to spark curiosity and make audience thinking visible. The ASP also provides training and support on how to interpret the feedback you get and modify your presentations based on audience responses. In this session we will introduce you to engaging astronomy feedback tactics you can in any informal education environment, including museums, science cafes, science festivals, or out under the stars (This work is funded by the National Science Foundation, NSF DRL AISL #18110222).