How to use Google hangouts to share astronomy

If you were wondering how Google+ can help you spread the wonders of the Universe with thousands of people, this is an excellent example. Using Google+ Hangouts, a group of astronomy enthusiasts have been conducting virtual star parties shared by thousands of people around the world. Their efforts were highlighted in a new documentary presented … Continue reading

Measuring the impact of outreach

It is widely acknowledged that connecting science with the public is a must, and many organisations put significant resources into doing so, but how can we know when these efforts are successful? This article looks at the European Space Agency’s outreach activities for the Hubble Space Telescope to give some guidelines on how best to … Continue reading

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