Goodman AA, Udomprasert PS, Kent B, Sathiapal H, Smareglia R. Astronomy Visualization for Education and Outreach, in Astronomical Society of the Pacific. Vol 442. Boston, MA: ASP Conference Series ; 2011 :659-662.
Date Presented:November 2010
About 50 participants came to a discussion on the benefits and potential obstacles of using astronomy visualization tools for education and public outreach (EPO). Representatives of five different EPO organizations shared information on their project goals and outcomes. Public users need support to learn how to use these programs effectively for education, but the efforts are worthwhile because the thrill that comes from working with real data and the natural beauty of astronomical imagery are great attractors for new science enthusiasts.