BoW Title: #CosmosChat
Institution: Chemical Heritage Foundation
Category: Social Media

#CosmosChat was a weekly series of Twitter live chats to discuss Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey in the context of the history of science. Each session was an hour-long discussion about the most recent episode of the series; the final session was a Q&A with one of the show’s producers. Our team worked nimbly and rapidly to promote CosmosChat, watch and analyze the latest episode, develop discussion questions, facilitate the conversation, and archive tweets when the conversation was complete. The result was a low-overhead, high-impact social media event that was the most successful Twitter campaign in the CHF’s history, engaging scientists, historians, and the curious public in conversation with each other.  The link provided above is one of several Storify archives capturing content from a CosmosChat session.

Additional Storify archives for #CosmosChat may be found here: