Institutions Of Non-Formal Education Of Astronomy In Brazil And Their Distribution On The National Territory

Marques, Joana Brás Varanda and de Freitas, Denise (2015) Institutions Of Non-Formal Education Of Astronomy In Brazil And Their Distribution On The National Territory. Revista Latino-Americana de Educacao em Astronomia, 20. pp. 37-58. ISSN 1806-7573

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Abstract

This article presents the results of a survey of Brazilian institutions of non-formal education and popularization of Astronomy. The non-formal sector of education and scientific dissemination are areas in expansion throughout the world and also in Brazil. Astronomy is a privileged science due to the network of existing institutions, but there is little research on this issue and the information about institutions are neither integrated nor updated. In response, this paper presents the results of a systematic survey of planetariums, observatories, museums and associations dedicated to education in astronomy in Brazil. The survey was executed by compiling and updating of existing partial listings on equipment and institutions. It can be concluded that in Brazil there are nearly 500 institutions dedicated to this area but these institutions are distributed unevenly across the country.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
Depositing User: Dr Michael Fitzgerald
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2017 08:50
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2018 09:25
URI: http://istardb.org/id/eprint/1519

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