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IAU WG, Data-driven Astronomy Education and Public Outreach,current status and working plans

Status Report From: arXiv.org e-Print archive
Posted: Friday, January 19, 2018

Chenzhou Cui, Shanshan Li
(Submitted on 16 Jan 2018)

IAU Inter-Commission B2-C1-C2 WG Data-driven Astronomy Education and Public Outreach (DAEPO) was launched officially in April 2017. With the development of many mega-science astronomical projects, for example CTA, DESI, EUCLID, FAST, GAIA, JWST, LAMOST, LSST, SDSS, SKA, and large scale simulations, astronomy has become a Big Data science. Astronomical data is not only necessary resource for scientific research, but also very valuable resource for education and public outreach (EPO), especially in the era of Internet and Cloud Computing. IAU WG Data-driven Astronomy Education and Public Outreach is hosted at the IAU Division B (Facilities, Technologies and Data Science) Commission B2 (Data and Documentation), and organized jointly with Commission C1 (Astronomy Education and Development), Commission C2 (Communicating Astronomy with the Public), Office of Astronomy for Development (OAD), Office for Astronomy Outreach (OAO) and several other non IAU communities, including IVOA Education Interest Group, American Astronomical Society Worldwide Telescope Advisory Board, Zooniverse project and International Planetarium Society. The working group has the major objectives to: Act as a forum to discuss the value of astronomy data in EPO, the advantages and benefits of data driven EPO, and the challenges facing to data driven EPO; Provide guidelines, curriculum, data resources, tools, and e-infrastructure for data driven EPO; Provide best practices of data driven EPO. In the paper, backgrounds, current status and working plans in the future are introduced. More information about the WG is available at: this http URL

Comments:    4 pages, presented at the Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems (ADASS) XXVII conference, Santiago, Chile, October 2017
Subjects:    Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics (astro-ph.IM)
Cite as:    arXiv:1801.05098 [astro-ph.IM] (or arXiv:1801.05098v1 [astro-ph.IM] for this version)
Submission history
From: Chen-Zhou Cui
[v1] Tue, 16 Jan 2018 02:21:13 GMT (243kb)
https://arxiv.org/abs/1801.05098

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