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  • 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 ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2006
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Rich Fedele, manager of public outreach at the National Optical Astronomy Observatory/Kitt Peak, describes the outreach efforts of the Kitt Peak National Observatory, the world's largest astronomical observatory. Through programs like the Nightly Observing Program and the dedication of volunteer docents, Kitt Peak is able to offer ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2006
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Alex Barnett, CEO of the Chabot Space & Science Center, discusses the impact of "fulldome video" on planetariums and space science learning. This article briefly describes how fulldome adds value to the mix of experiences offered to audiences at science centers and addresses the lingering issues and future expectations ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2006
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Al Najjar, of Sci-Port Discovery Center in Shreveport, Louisiana, discusses the development of the science center's new planetarium. Najjar explains how the planetarium was specifically designed for interaction and was supported by 60 space and astronomy exhibits surrounding the dome to provide a "frame of reference" for the ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2006
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Erika Reinfeld and Mary Dussault, both education specialists at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, and Anita Sohus, lead for informal education at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and task manager for the NASA Museum Alliance, explain how the network works to make NASA informal education resources more accesible to ... »