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  • Date: 12/21/2006
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    An effective communication of astronomy cannot take place without considering the view the general public has on the universe. Through a number of narrative interviews with non-experts, a research was carried out on personal cosmologies, to outline the public’s heterogeneous astronomical imagery. The result is a bundle of conceptions, perceptions ... »
  • Date: 12/01/2006
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This study investigated visitors' and staff's perceptions about the communication of science in a traditional natural history museum. The research examined the science-related outcomes for adult visitors and explored visitors' and staff's ideas of science and how it is portrayed at the museum. ... »
  • Date: 11/27/2006
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Museum educators have a longstanding presence in museums and play a significant role in the institutions' educational agenda. However, research on field trips to science museums has predominantly explored teachers' and students' perspectives with little acknowledgment of the museum educators who develop and implement the educational programs the ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2006
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This project proposes using three complementary strategies to engage, inform and inspire large audiences. (1) A national tour called "Stories from a Changing Planet" that will include in-person presentations and hands-on activities by Polar scientists at science centers, museums, libraries and schools across the country. (2) the "HiDef video ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2006
    Resource Category: Book
    This 20-page PDF booklet provides an introduction to informal science education and to science museum practice for nano and materials science researchers. It advises researchers on ways to collaborate with science museums to increase the impact of their education outreach activities, and includes a rich bibliography. ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2006
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Walter Staveloz, ASTC's director of international projects and former executive director of Ecsite, discusses ASTC's "International action for GLObal warming" (IGLO) initiative that aims to raise public awareness about global warming on a local and worldwide basis. Staveloz outlines the various elements of the program and its ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2006
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    Many groups will be working together under the umbrella of the International Polar Year to support IPY’s education and outreach objectives. This article describes how ASTC will engage in collaborations with the other IPY-endorsed organizations described. ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2006
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    This article features a selection of recent and ongoing projects at ASTC-member institutions related to climate change, global warming, and the International Polar Year. These institutions include the Clore Garden of Science (Rehovot, Israel), Science North (Sudbury, Ontario, Canada), Petrosains: The Discovery Centre (Malaysia), Northeast Science ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2006
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Shelly E. Ryan shares findings from a 2005 visitor survey study that investigated people's understanding of climate change and their beliefs about the role science museums should play in addressing the topic. Ryan discusses survey findings and draws conclusions about the public's lack of knowledge of global warming but willingness ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2006
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Charlie Trautmann, executive director of Sciencenter, describes ASTC's "International action for GLObal warming" (IGLO) Toolkit of ready-to-use resources that support science centers efforts to educate the public about global warming. A sampling of IGLO Toolkit resources is included at the end of this article. ... »

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