Education & Public Outreach: A View from Research Institutions and Observatories

Christian, Carol A. (2001) Education & Public Outreach: A View from Research Institutions and Observatories. In: Virtual Observatories of the Future. ASP Conference Series, pp. 148-152.


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Imagine a planetarium show in a small school facility or a small science museum in which multi-wavelength data of the sky is projected, with real-time access to the latest observations. Or suppose a web surfer could fly through the Local Group chasing a notorious digital arch-rival. Consider the science fair projects students could create with access to astronomical data. These possibilities can be realized as astronomers make data and expertise available to the public. A data bank linked to ancillary resources could provide many such opportunities for education and public understanding of science programs, in addition to the benefit provided to the research community for which it is principally intended.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
RTSRE Related Research
Depositing User: Dr Michael Fitzgerald
Date Deposited: 12 May 2017 23:44
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2018 09:26

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