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  • Date: 07/29/2016
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    A seven-year-old boy, his tech-savvy big sister, and their scientist parents take on the universe in Miles from Tomorrowland, an animated series set in outer space. Creator and Executive Producer Sascha Paladino pitched the show to Disney in 2010, shortly after learning that he and his wife were expecting twins. Fearing that he might never take ... »
  • Date: 11/30/2015
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    At any given moment, Lucianne Walkowicz might be rehearsing with her indie-punk band, training for a marathon, delivering a TED Talk, or helping a stranger determine whether there are, in fact, pyramids on Mars. An astronomer at Chicago’s Adler Planetarium as well as a TED Senior Fellow, Walkowicz is dedicated not only to studying science but also ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2008
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Kat Stein, director of public relations and communications at the Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, explains how her institution is celebrating the International Year of Astronomy 2009. A special exhibition in astronomy, "Galileo, Medici, and The Age of Astronomy," featuring Galileo's original telescope will open in April. The ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2007
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Ka Chun Yu, curator of space science at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and Kamran Sahami, assistant professor of astronomy at Metropolitan State College of Denver, discuss the challenges of teaching astronomy and how technology, including computer modeling and immersive "fulldome" planetariums, allow audiences to gain ... »
  • Date: 07/01/2007
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Stephen Pompea, manager of science education at the National Optical Astronomy Observatory, explains the process of "sonification"--using nonspeech audio to convey information--and its practical and aesthetic applications. In particular, Pompea examines Marty Quinn's work in this field and explores how auditory display can foster ... »
  • Date: 05/01/2007
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Christine Lewis, director of education at the Virginia Living Museum, explains how the natural science facility provides classroom educators with hands-on professional development experiences within in the museum and at regional field sites. Lewis briefly describes the different types of workshops and courses offered at the museum. ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2006
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Dennis Schatz, vice president for education at the Pacific Science Center and president of the Astronomical Society of Pacific, explores the public's fascination with astronomy. Schatz suggests ways informal learning centers can capitalize on this fascination and leverage staffing support through strategic partnerships. ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2006
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Michael G. Gibbs, chief advancement officer, and Suzanne Gurton, education manager, both for the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP), discusses their efforts to bridge the worlds of research, education, and recreational astronomy through formal and informal educators. The authors describe four of ASP's exemplary projects ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2006
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Cherilynn A. Morrow, an affliate of the SETI Institute and former director of education and outreach at the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colorado, discusses the success of the "Kinesthetic Astronomy" project, consisting of lessons that use choreographed bodily movements and positions to provide educational sensory ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2006
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Stephen Pompea, astronomer and manager of science education at the National Optical Astronomical Observatory and "Hands-On Optics" (HOO) project director, describes the HOO project, comprised of six modules offered in science centers and after-school programs. The goal of this NSF-funded project is to encourage middle school ... »

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