Category Archives: The Brazilian Network for Astronomical News

Final report

This project’s main goal was to establish a link between the astronomical academic community in Brazil and the mainstream media. In developing countries, we face an enormous challenge in science communication, due to the lack of investment from all involved parties. This in turn endangers future development, driving away future talent and damaging investment in […]

update: News articles

These are some of the news articles produced during a single week of the meeting of the Brazilian Astronomical Society, earlier this month. University news, announcing the event:   National TV report on the launch of the Brazilian Society for Astrobiology, that happened during our meeting:   Veja, the most widely read magazine […]

Update: press releases

The goal of the project is to establish a strong connection between the astronomical community in Brazil and the press, in order to efficiently reach the general public in the country. In this semester, we have managed to receive funding for three undergraduate fellowships, and have assembled a team of two Astronomy majors and one […]

Overview of Project

We have established a national network of astronomers interested in public outreach to act as liaison between Brazilian astronomers and the press. The members actively pursue the appearance of national research in the press in order to counter the unbalanced coverage of international astronomy-related news; this in turn will bring greater attention to our science […]