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You could deduce that from what I wrote if you wish, since, as you know, I am a perceptions freak. For Joe Public, the Hubble pictures are the only part of the project they can enjoy. Both NASA and the ESA say that Hubble is a vital research tool AND a PR boon.

My interest in the subject is the PR side (i.e. PeRceptions). Professionally I have to make many assumptions about companies I work with, because there's never time to go in depth - except when working in a multidisciplinary team. So one has to take a lot on trust - combined with 40 years of experience in developing a decent bullshit detector. And then I get to work on how to polish the communication channel they are using or suggest new channels and new solutions.

So, from an inspiration POV, i.e. how to get people interested in astronomy in general and maybe study the subject, the 20k observatory in Wales may be at least as inspiring (and more graspably achievable) as the Hubble pictures.

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Sat Jan 23rd, 2010 at 10:46:37 AM EST
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