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ASP2021: A Virtual Conference

ASP2021: A Virtual Conference
Preliminary Schedule

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    9:55 AM - 10:45 AM: Concurrent Session 1B: 9:55 am PST (12:55 pm EST)
    Climate Change Communication Strategies for Astronomers
    Conference Strand: Addressing Climate/Environmental Science & Preserving Dark Skies
    Anna Hurst, Astronomical Society of the Pacific
    Travis Rector, University of Alaska, Astronomers for Planet Earth
    John Fraser, Knology
    Hannah Pickard, Impact by Design
    Abstract of Session/Presentation: This session will introduce the current state of public understanding of climate change and a sampling of the types of evidence-based communication practices that help move public understanding, tailored to astronomers and their unique perspective on the global climate. Presenters will include representatives from the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP), Astronomers for Planet Earth (A4E), and the National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation (NNOCCI). Session participants will provide important insight into their needs and interests in these areas to inform the development of future in-depth trainings for astronomers to be offered through an emerging collaboration of ASP, A4E, and NNOCCI.