Course Details and Schedule

The Internet loves science! Scientists that want to engage with the public today can do it in so many different ways. This talk will highlight some notable and interesting approaches to communicating science online and then ask why scientists do it, and why the public want to listen.

See below for course schedule

Key topics
  • Science communication
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Social media
Course information
Intended audience Anyone with an interest in social media and communicating science.
Prior knowledge None
Format Presentation only
Further information Dr Robert Simpson works as part of the Zooniverse team, developing online mass-participation citizen-science projects. In particular, he created the Milky Way Project to map star formation in our galaxy. He is keen on public outreach and taking astronomy out into the world for everyone to enjoy. You can visit his blog at Orbiting Frog
Where next? See the Engage site.

Course provider: IT Learning Programme


Frequency: This session is part of the annual Engage series - it may not be repeated.