Monday, June 1, 2009

Astronomers and public perception


Society's view of astronomers has changed over time and from culture to culture. This review discusses some of the many ways that astronomers have been perceived by their societies and suggests ways that astronomers can influence public perception of ourselves and our profession in the future.

Michael J. West's "Public Perception of Astronomers: Revered, Reviled and Ridiculed" .

Use this blog's search engine with any of the following names: Ralph Alpher, Robert Stawell Ball, Herber Curtis, Arthur Eddington, Galileo Galilei, George Gamow, Fred Hoyle, Stephen Hawking, Percival Lowell, Carl Sagan, Harlow Shapley, Neil deGrasse Tyson.

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