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PR Matters

V.Domingo briefly reviewed the 2 May event which was considered a great success. There was a wide media coverage both in Europe as well as in the US, including daily newspapers, magazines and TV. H.Kunow had three points which should be improved next time: a) the PIs were not properly introduced and therefore had no visibility to the press; b) it was too stiff, and c) the press release did not mention the in-situ experiments.

The project scientist team is working on a ``SOHO Image Gallery'' on the Web showing sample images/data of all experiments. Starting point will be the data presented at the 2 May event in Paris. Awaiting DAT tapes from 4:2:2 videographics in Bristol.

It is planned to have future press releases in fairly regular intervals of 2 to 3 months, and whenever something spectacular has been observed or discovered. Some of these releases will be simple press releases, some in a format similar to the Space Science Updates of NASA PA. In addition, there should be SOHO press releases at the major meetings (AAS, COSPAR, etc.).

Bernhard Fleck
Tue Jan 6 15:26:49 EST 1998