The British Astronomical Association has belatedly entered into the world of twitter with its new account @BritAstro. But it isn’t alone in making a few attempts at outreach and educating the public in SciTech matters at the moment.
NASA has a series of online webchats with NASA scientists and the public at 3-4pm EDT (8-9pm BST) on various dates and subjects between now and the end of July. The first one is on Thursday, program of dates here.
All of which, released on the 8th of June, the birthday of Descarte’s description of the theoretical scientific method, aims to improve the subject of this video – scientific literacy. An important skill when reading, listening to or watching new information on the internet. Also a good skill in government, it seems the coalition have decided (extended interview with the Science Minister David Willetts here). It is also a useful thing to have in general, given the number of successful engineering companies that require it.