to: 16 Sep 2022


Sydney, Australia


From September 12-16, 2022, Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) Commission C2 — Communicating Astronomy with the Public (CAP) and the IAU Office for Astronomy Outreach, will host the world’s largest conference on astronomy communication: Communicating Astronomy with the Public – 2022 (CAP 2022). Professionals from science communication, informal education, planetariums and science centers, as well as professional and amateur astronomers, journalists and creative personalities, are invited to attend the conference to exchange ideas and best practices.

Under the central theme of “Communicating Astronomy for a Better World”, the Scientific Organising Committee (SOC) is inviting proposals for oral presentations, posters, workshops and panel discussions to be submitted online by May 14, 2022. The theme recognizes the significance of astronomy and science communication in a world besieged by crises. What role can astronomy communication play? Where is it most effective? How should astronomy communicators collaborate with the broader science communication and scientific communities?