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How Astronomers Perceive the Societal Impact of Research: An Exploratory Study

@article{Willebrands2020HowAP,
  title={How Astronomers Perceive the Societal Impact of Research: An Exploratory Study},
  author={Michelle Willebrands and Pedro Russo},
  journal={arXiv: Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics},
  year={2020}
}
  • Michelle Willebrands, Pedro Russo
  • Published 2020
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics
  • We present an exploratory study of the perception of professional astronomers about the societal impact of astronomy. Ten semi-structured interviews with astronomers from a range of career and cultural backgrounds have been conducted to gain in-depth insight into their opinion about societal impact and their approach in realising it. The results show that the interviewees are aware of the diversity of impacts that astronomical research has. However, they are mostly active in outreach and only a… CONTINUE READING

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