Many science writers have covered astronomy at some stage in their careers. Now there is a journal all about the subject, communicating astronomy that is, not astronomy, which has more than its fair share of the scientific literature.
The second issue of Communicating Astronomy with the Public Journal has just hit the web. The journal appears under the auspices of the International Astronomical Union (IAU). The European Space Agency's Hubble Space Telescope group has sponsored the print costs for the first few issues. The people behind the venture "are currently fund-raising for the longer term".
In his note about the contents of the latest issue, number 2, Pedro Russo, Editor-in-Chief of the CAPjournal, says:
"In this issue we marvel at the breathtaking images taken by astrophotographers from The"World at Night project", get insider tips from authors of two popular astronomy vodcasts, learn how to navigate the labyrinth of European Commission grants for education/outreach and much more. We'd like to welcome Ryan Wyatt as the author of our first regular column, "Visualising Astronomy". Ryan will give us his opinions and perspectives about the growing field of graphical science communication."
The web site has PDF files of the first two issues, with more details of the venture and an RSS feed. There is also a section of the site for job openings.