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The Public Relations Center (PRC) was created in 1998 to share the latest astronomy research results with the public. We communicate and promote research breakthroughs in a manner that is understandable, relevant, and exciting. For this purpose, we offer a range of services and deliver amazing scientific information through a variety of media including the Web and scientific publications. We have also built an effective partnership with dissemination experts working for public observatories, science museums, and planetariums. The PRC is organized into eight branches: the Public Relations Office, the Outreach and Education Office, the Ephemeris Computation Office, the Publications Office, the Library, the Museum Project Office, and the General Affairs Office. We also collect information about newly discovered objects and provide astronomical reading materials for the public.

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