Social Astronomy















What is it about?

     Social Astronomy refers to the use of astronomy-related activities in science outreach processes planned and carried out in close cooperation with civic associations. 

     It is based on the fact that the public — our public — has structure.

     Addressing outreach astronomy activities to the public through local community groups, associations and networks, may decisively enhance our communication efficiency. And, no less important, it may help to improve the quality of life of our districts and towns!


Astronomía na beirarrúa

     A social-astronomy programme developed by Universidade de Santiago de Compostela is "Astronomía na beirarrúa"

     You may want to follow our activities through our Facebook page (no login required). A record of activities developed prior to May 2010 is available here .


Some related papers:

  • Salvador Bará, Social Astronomy: Cooperating with Local Community Networks, Communicating Astronomy with the Public (CAP-journal), No. 7, November 2009, pp. 26-29 (Ed.: International Astronomical Union, Division XII  - Commission 55). (Full text)
  • Salvador Bará, El cielo está en tu barrio, AstronomíA, num 124, Octubre 2009, pp. 76-81 (Equipo Sirius, ed.)