The “Ciel, miroir des cultures” exhibition: a three-year awareness campaign on the sky as a mirror of cultures

Vergnas, Olivier L. and Piednoel, Eric and Gautier, Gerard (2011) The “Ciel, miroir des cultures” exhibition: a three-year awareness campaign on the sky as a mirror of cultures. In: The Role of Astronomy in Society and Culture. Proceedings IAU Symposium No. 260, 2009. International Astronomical Union, pp. 1-6.

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Abstract

The Ciel, miroir des cultures poster-exhibition was designed by the Association Fran¸caise d’Astronomie and printed in 300 copies in 2005. Each copy is composed of 14 posters introducing the different ways human beings and societies have used the sky and the heavens in history. More than three hundred cultural events have now been using the exhibition in schools and community structures as public libraries and social centres, taking place mainly in low income urban or suburban neighbourhoods. This three-year work demonstrated the relevance of this kind of tools and events to pedagogical and social aims, specifically if the event is not limited to showing posters and also offers an opportunity for dialogue.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
Depositing User: Dr Michael Fitzgerald
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2017 10:28
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2018 09:26
URI: http://istardb.org/id/eprint/1565

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