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“If you don’t toot your own horn, who will?”
In its charter, NASA is expected to tell the public about its inventions and discoveries. Daring feats, strange sights and exotic locales have an appeal that predates NASA by thousands of years, but the wonders NASA can tell are often hard to fathom. This web page is designed to help people who normally only talk about what they do with other professionals get the word out to members of the general public. You can also find helpful resources on our US Space Program public opinion web pages.
The following is a selected bibliography of relevant materials available to patrons of the NASA Headquarters Library. All items are available in the headquarters library except as noted. NASA Headquarters employees and contractors: Call x0168 or email [email protected] for information about library borrowing or use of any of these items. Members of the public: Contact your local library for availability of these items. Staff at NASA Headquarters may request additional material or research on this topic. The Library welcomes your comments or suggestions regarding this web page.
Bloom, Deborah, Mary Knudsen, and Robin Marantz Hennig. A Guide for Science Writers. Oxford, UK; New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2006. ISBN: 0195174984
T11 .F54 2006 BOOKS
Christensen, Lars Lindberg, Manulis Zoulias and Ian Robson (eds.). Communicating astronomy to the public: 2007. Athens, Greece: IAU, National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Eugenides Foundation, 2007.
QB61 .C65 2007 BOOK PALLADIANS
Dean, Cornelia. Am I making myself clear?: A scientist’s guide to speaking to the public. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2009. ISBN: 9780674036352
Q223 .D43 2009 BOOK PALLADIANS
Hayes, Richard. A scientist’s guide to talking to the media: Practical advice from the Union of Concerned Scientists. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2006. ISBN: 0813538580
Q225 .H39 2006 PALLADIAN BOOKS
Heck, A. and Klaus Madsen (eds.). Astronomical communication. Dordrecht; Boston, MA: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003. ISBN: 1402013450
QB14.2 .A88 2003 BOOK PALLADIANS
National Academy of Engineering. Committee on Public Understanding of Engineering Communications. Changing the conversation: messaging to improve public understanding of engineering . Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 2008. ISBN: 0309119340
TA160.4 .N38 2008 BOOKS
Online as e-book at National Academies Press.
Olson, Randy. Don’t Be Such a Scientist: Speaking to the Point in the Age of Style. Washington, DC: Island Press, 2009. ISBN: 9781597265638
Q223 .O47 2009 PALLADIUMS FOR BOOKS
Porter, Gail (ed.). Communicating the Future: Best Practices for Communicating Science and Technology to the Public. Washington, DC: US GPO, 2002.
Q181 .A1 C66 2002 PALLADICS FOR BOOKS
Powell, Kendall. Communication of science: lecturing. Research Triangle Park, NC: Burroughs Wellcome Fund, 2007.
PN4121 .P884C 2007 PALLADIUS FOR BOOKS
Robson, Ian and Lars Lindberg Christensen (eds.). Communicating astronomy to the public: 2005. Garching by Munich, Germany: Hubble European Space Information Center, 2005.
QB61 .C65 2005 PALLADIUMS FOR BOOKS
Smith, Marcia, Reporter. Sharing the Adventure with the Public: The Value and Excitement of the ‘Big Questions’ of Space Science and Exploration: Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 2011. ISBN: 0309221595
QB500.266 266 .U6 S43 2011 PALLADICS FOR BOOKS
Online as e-book at National Academies Press.
All e-books listed here are available to NASA government officials and contractors through SATERN’s Books 24×7 service.
- Ankowitz, Nancy. Self-Promotion for Introverts: The Quiet Guide to Getting Ahead. McGraw-Hill, 2010. ISBN: 9780071591294
- Blossom, John. Content Nation: Surviving and Thriving as Social Media Technology Changes Our Lives and Futures.. . John Wiley & Sons, 2009. ISBN: 9780470379219
- Myers, Judith Gillespie. Plain Language in Government Writing: A Step-by-Step Guide. Management Concepts, 2008 ISBN: 9781567262247
- O’Loughlin, James. Um… The Complete Guide to Public Speaking. Allen & Unwin, 2006. ISBN: 9781741149548
The e-book listed below is available to the general public through the National Academies Press.
- Masciangioli, Tina (Rapporteur). Chemistry in Prime Time and Online: Communicating Chemistry in an Informal Setting. 2011. ISBN: 9780309187701
Note: The first two logs can be accessed by anyone.
American Association for the Advancement of Science. Center for Public Engagement with Science and Technology. 2012 [Oct. 16, 2012]
Communicating Astronomy to the Public: Commission 55, IAU Division XII, 31 December 2010. [Oct. 16, 2012]
National Association of Science Writers, Inc. October 16, 2012 [Oct. 16, 2012]