Public Understanding of Planetary Science

March 12, 2006
Lunar and Planetary Institute
Houston, Texas

On March 12, 2006 SCORE and the Structure and Evolution of the Universe Education Forum hosted a workshop to explore the public’s understanding of planetary science. A total of 52 participants, including scientists, formal and informal science educators, and Mission E/PO leads explored misconceptions that might be held by audiences, and considered tools that could be used to identify and address these misconceptions.




Tools for Accessing Audience Understanding (PDF version)

Misconceptions and Strategies Identified in the Workshop
(PDF version)

Recommended Resources (PDF version)




Last updated
July 24, 2008