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Public Understanding of Science (PUoS)

PUoS addresses many aspects of the inter-relationships between science (including technology and medicine) and the public including: popular representations of science, scientific and para-scientific belief systems, science in schools, history of science, education of popular science, science and the media.

Whilst related to PAS, PUoS more frequently covers the methods used by the scientific community to present their scientific outputs to the public, for example by repackaging material into articles and books in popular formats, everyday language and illustrations; organising science fairs, establishing science centres and partnering in the organisation of museum exhibitions.

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