Astronomy and the Media: a love story?

@article{Boffin2009AstronomyAT,
  title={Astronomy and the Media: a love story?},
  author={Henri M. J. Boffin},
  journal={Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union},
  year={2009},
  volume={5},
  pages={405 - 410}
}
  • H. Boffin
  • Published 1 January 2009
  • Physics
  • Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union
Abstract With the availability of nice images and amazing, dramatic stories, the fundamental questions it addresses, and the attraction is exerces on many, it is often assumed that astronomy is an obvious topic for the media. Looking more carefully, however, one realises that the truth is perhaps not as glamorous as one would hope, and that, although well present in the media, astronomy's coverage is rather tiny, and often, limited to the specialised pages or magazines. 

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