AAVSO: American Association of Variable Star Observers

Education and Public Outreach: Why and How

Volume 45 number 1 (2017)

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John R. Percy
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, and Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Toronto, 50 St. George Street, Toronto, ON M5S 3H4, Canada; john.percy@utoronto.ca

Abstract

(Editorial) Science is essential to our well-being—not just our economy, but our health, environment, and culture. Among the hallmarks of science, it promotes rational thinking and critical thinking, and evidence-based decision-making—all of which are essential, but often in short supply.