Do you enjoy reading and listening to science communication? Are you ready to get involved with it yourself? From chatting with friends to podcasting, blogging to writing magazine stories, the world of SciComm is more accessible and more diverse than you may have thought.
We share some personal stories about how we got started in scicomm and hear from 2 SciCommers who made the leap from being PhD students to full-time communicators. Kerry shares her experience pitching magazine articles and discusses her new job as a Communications Specialist for the American Astronomical Society. Stephanie tells us how she discovered her passion for public outreach and how it led to her dream job as the head of the social media campaign for the Vera Rubin Observatory.
Kerry’s article on the Green Bank Observatory: highland-outdoors.com/green-bank-observatory-wild-wonderful-radio-quiet/
- ComSciCon: comscicon.com/
- The Open Notebook: theopennotebook.com/
- NPR Scicommers: npr.org/2017/08/24/537735624/friends-of-joes-big-idea-fojbis
- Stephanie’s list of resources: spacescisteph.com/scicomm-resources
- Astrobite with SciComm advice: astrobites.org/2018/03/16/beyond-communicating-science-like-a-boss/
Space Sound: youtu.be/kM2_Zq7DqUo (Credit: NASA/CXC/SAO/K.Arcand, SYSTEM Sounds (M. Russo, A. Santaguida))