Amateur astronomer provides Chinese young students with cutting-edge science contents on astronomy

Gravitational waves, black hole shadows and exoplanets: Can we make a place for cutting-edge results in schools?
4th Shaw-IAU Workshop
Tuesday Nov. 15, 2022
UTC: 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
, UTC: 8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
, Wednesday Nov. 16, 2022
UTC: 8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
, Thursday Nov. 17, 2022
UTC: 8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Amateur astronomer magazine is the earliest and most influential astronomical science journal in China. The magazine has a monthly circulation of 16,000 copies, and the readers are young students. The magazine can be fast, accurate, and stable in terms of response speed, quality of content and topic continuity. First, the editors have been closely following the frontiers, keeping close contact with astronomers. Second, the professionalism and accuracy of the presented content is ensured by interviewing with astronomers. Third, many hot issues can be presented from the time they are proposed to that are confirmed. Finally, the magazine added current affairs to the annual Chinese National Astronomy Olympiad to guide students to pay attention to the progress of astronomical research.


Feng Chong is an astronomical research associate at Beijing Planetarium. She previously completed her masters at National Astronomical Observatory of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Her research interest is in methods of popularizing astronomical research resources.

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