Public Outreach

Apart from the scientists the other important audience is the general public. The presentation of scientific data to the public is strongly emphasized within the project. Raising the public’s awareness and understanding, particularly in the well-debated fields of radiation physics and radiation protection, is an essential task. The MATROSHKA experiment provides a perfect ‘tool’ by connecting the issues of ‘space radiation’ and ‘radiation received on human missions to the Moon and Mars’ with the human ‘subjects’, especially as MATROSHKA simulates a realistic human body while being exposed to the space environment. This human connection, and the possibility of generation and visualization of 3D data of the distribution of dose in a human body, will be taken as input for the development of public outreach activities. An important tool in these activities will again be a dedicated web page. It will contain a basic knowledge and introduction module to space dosimetry and a 'public', simplified version of the above mentioned data archive. The web-page will be equipped with tools for visualization of 3D dose distribution, which will provide an impressive and easy to comprehend learning experience and will be able to reach more people than the plain numbers. These sections will also include scientific background information as well as updates concerning the progress of the HAMLET project. Realization of this task will be done progressively throughout the course of the project.

The HAMLET project is funded by the European Commission under the EU’s
Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) and coordinated by the
German Aerospace Center (DLR)

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