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Do we do outreach? Yes!

Tuesday, November 27, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Sharon Shanks
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Nature, the International Journal of Science, posted an article on its website on 26 November with the title "Astronomers have an outside passion for outreach." 

"The study also probed astronomers’ motivations, uncovering a stellar joie de vivre rather than a desire for earthly rewards such as prizes or money — only 27% said awards would motivate them. 

 Entradas suggests that this “intrinsic” motivation is “driven by something that comes from inside you — enjoyment ... or a sense of responsibility or duty”."

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It's a great read - and it's nice to have validation and quantification of something planetarians already know.


Here's the link to the research paper:, but it's behind a paywall. (Sorry.)

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