New directions and perspective.
Within the next 7 days, I will re-focus my attention upon the public’s perception of astrobiology and astronomy. I have, for the most part, been interested in public outreach for the last several years. And, I am attempting to take my cue from the call from certain science communicators to make aspects of science readily understandable. (see reference at end of post)
I will still post technical articles (from time to time) but I feel that the lack of science literacy is based (in part) upon a reluctance of a “skittish” public to enjoy science which they feel is not relevant.
Because of the current sequester, I feel the time is ripe for many of us to address pubic outreach in a different manner–utilizing our personal resources and passion.
I am reminded of the herculean success with which the late Carl Sagan communicated a love for astronomy and the sciences–and there are those who successfully carry on with his mission. I am not attempting to duplicate, nor usurp their efforts. Rather, I hope to carve my own path.
I hope to not lose many of my current “followers,” but I hope you will find time to comment and remind me of its relevance.
See you in day or two–
I am taking a cue (in part) from the following reference and their mission statement: (please note that I use it only as reference)
I am not (in any way) connected with the SUNY-Stonybrook nor the Center for Communicating Science at SUNY-Stony Brook.
However, I personally recognize the urgency of “good science literacy.”
I am, also, taking my cue from many successful bloggers and writers (at Word Press). I am sorry if I have failed to mention your name as a source for my inspiration, but the list would be very, very long.