Why Teach Astronomy? The Business Model

Murdin, Paul (2004) Why Teach Astronomy? The Business Model. Astronomy Education Review, 3 (1). ISSN 15391515

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Abstract

Bega’s painting is typical of a tradition that represents astrologers and other isolated scholars, disconnected from any concerns of the world outside. Other examples are Carl Spizweg’s Scholar of Natural Sciences ( (uri: http:∕∕www.mam.org∕site∕spitzweg.asp))(1865-70) in the Milwaukee Art Museum, and Jan Vermeer’s The Astrologer ( (uri: http:∕∕www.culture.gouv.fr∕public∕mistral∕joconde_fr?ACTION=CHERCHER&FIELD_1=AUTR&VALUE_1=VERMEER Johannes&DOM=All&REL_SPECIFIC=1&IMAGE_ONLY=CHECKED))(1668) in the Louvre Museum in Paris. The 17th-century paintings are from the days when astrology was synonymous with astronomy, and today we could say that an astronomer like the ones painted lived in an “ivory tower.”

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
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Depositing User: Mr Saeed Salimpour
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2017 06:24
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2018 09:25
URI: http://istardb.org/id/eprint/1064

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