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  • Date: 07/15/2008
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    400 Years of the Telescope was an interactive, multimedia project enabling the public to participate in real and virtual telescope experiences, understand the far reaching advances that the telescope has made possible, and discover how technology, science, and society are interconnected. Partners included PBS (Southern Oregon Public Television - ... »
  • Date: 04/01/2011
    Resource Category: Summative
    The NSF-funded 400 Years of the Telescope project was a unique partnership among a public television station, a production studio, two planetariums and a leading astronomical society in the United States. Its five main components included a one-hour PBS documentary, a 22-minute planetarium program, a website with astronomical infromation, "star ... »
  • Date: 02/01/2017
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Nurture Nature Center (NNC) will use NASA datasets, experts, and analysis tools in the development of NOAA Science on a Sphere (SOS) show and related programming for middle school students, teachers, and minority undergraduates. To address the substantiated educational challenge of personally connecting students to earth sciences, NNC will develop ... »
  • Date: 07/01/2012
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Global Viewport for Virtual Exploration of Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents is a Track 2 project using spherical display systems to educate the public about the global significance of vents in the world's oceans and in the dynamic processes of Earth as a whole. The project is a collaboration between the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the ... »
  • Date: 12/27/2014
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    The Global Viewport project was an integrative collaboration between the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and. the New Bedford Oceanarium Corporation dba Ocean Explorium at New Bedford Seaport (hereafter, Ocean Explorium). The main thematic area that was addressed is Improving Public Earth System Science Literacy. A main objective of ... »
  • Date: 12/01/2014
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    We examined the durability of students’ understanding of lunar phenomena one year after a combination of planetarium and classroom lessons. Children (N=16) were interviewed before and after instruction during Year 1 and then again one year later. Analysis of the interview results and instruction reveals that many students retained an understanding ... »
  • Date: 08/01/1991
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Hansen Planetarium proposes the creation, writing, and production of a 50-minute star theater program, From The Earth To The Stars, and educational chart aimed at informally educating over a million individuals regarding the exploration of our planet, the planets of our solar system, and the stars beyond. The further production of three ... »
  • Date: 07/15/1990
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Hansen Planetarium proposes the creation, writing, and production of a 50-minute star theatre program, Cosmic Catastrophes: A Planet At Risk?, aimed at informally educating over a million individuals regarding the vulnerability of our Earth. The further production of four interactive exhibits is planned to accompany the program. This program ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2008
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Smithsonian National Zoological Park (SNZP) in Washington, DC is integrating the NOAA Science on a Sphere(SOS) spherical display system into SNZP's Amazonia Science Gallery (ASG). The SOS system at ASG will be seen in person by tens of thousands of visitors each year and potentially by millions more through electronic outreach programs. The ... »
  • 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 ... »

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