How to Become a Science Communicator with Stuart Clark

How to Become a Science Communicator with Stuart Clark

How to Become a Science Communicator with Stuart Clark 900 500 Asteroid Day Asteroid Day

How does one become a science communicator? Asteroid Day Programme Director, Colleen Fiaschettias she speaks with Dr Stuart Clark to learn more about his journey to become a science journalist for publications such as Guardian, BBC, European Space Agency and more.

 

This online event was originally streamed live 15 April in partnership with Asteroid Day Brazil National Event organizer Thayara Nascimento.


About the speaker: 

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Dr Stuart Clark is Asteroid Day’s Editorial Director. He is an award-winning science journalist and author, with a first class honours degree in astronomy and physics, a PhD in astrophysics, and an honorary DSc for “services to astronomy and the public understanding of science”. A Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society in the UK, he writes the Guardian’s Starwatch and Spacewatch columns. His latest book Beneath the Night: how the stars have shaped the history of humankind (Faber) is available for purchase in english via Amazon and will be available from Universo Dos Livros in Portuguese in 2021.


About the host: 

Colleen Fiaschetti is the Asteroid Foundation Programme Director. A graduate of Seattle University, Colleen spent over 7 years in the apparel design and manufacturing industry in the San Francisco Bay Area. With her impressive communications and organization talents, underscored by years working for both start-ups and Fortune 500 companies, Colleen pivoted her career to nonprofit programme management.


About the co-host: 

Thaynara Nascimento is National Coordinator for Asteroid Day Brazil. A Physics Student at the Federal University of Sergipe,Thaynara is a researcher in the area of Condensed Matter Physics and Computation. She also is collaborating on the Thermodynamics book for university professors: “Practical thermodynamics and without mysteries.” Thaynara is a science communicator with amateur astronomy groups for social minorities and in public schools, with the goal of providing access to science and knowledge for the greater community.


About Asteroid Foundation: 

Asteroid Foundation was formed in 2017 with a mission to promote worldwide awareness of asteroid opportunities and challenges, and the emerging space economy. The Asteroid Foundation undertakes programmes and activities to support scientists, engineers and students around the world providing free educational tools, newsletters, original articles and resources year round. Annually, the Foundation organizes events surrounding international Asteroid Day–a United Nations recognized day of education and awareness observed on 30 June. Read more about Asteroid Foundation’s programs on their website and visit their Flickr account to see pictures from previous events. 

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