Planetario Habana: a cultural centre for science and technology in a developing nation

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/11290/608117
Title:
Planetario Habana: a cultural centre for science and technology in a developing nation
Authors:
Alvarez, Oscar
Abstract:
Astronomical education in Cuba is not widespread in the educational system; nev- ertheless the public interest in sciences in general but particularly in Astronomy issues is very high, as it has become reflected by the attention paid to educational and scientific program broadcasts in the national television channels. The ”Planetario Habana” Cultural Centre for Science and Technology, which is under construction, is aimed at guiding the interest towards basic sciences and astronomical formation of the people, in the most populated and frequented area of the country. A key objective of this project shall be serving as an instructive motivation and entertainment for the casual or habitual visitors to these facilities, offering them the possi- bility to enjoy vivid representations, play with interactive amusement equipment and listen to instructive presentations on astronomy and related sciences, all guided by qualified specialists. Another fundamental purpose shall be the establishment of a plan for complementary educa- tion in coordination with schools, in order to allow children and young people to participate in activities enabling them to get into the fascinating world of Astronomy, Exploration of Outer Space and Life as a Cosmic Phenomenon. The setting up of the Planetario Habana Cultural Centre for Science and Technology is under the general administration of the Office of the Historian of the City of Havana, and methodologically is being led by the Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment, and will show in operation the GOTO Planetarium G Cuba custom, obtained under a Japanese Cultural Grant Aid. It will develop into a an unparalleled centre in the national environment for scientific outreach and education of these sciences. Surrounded by the attractiveness of the colonial ’ambience’, it shall become a centre for dissemination of information about new discoveries and scientific programs developed at national and international level. Here we present a general view of the project, and its present and future development.
Affiliation:
Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment
Journal:
International Astronomical Society - Proceedings
Issue Date:
1-Jan-2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/11290/608117
Submitted date:
2016-03-13
Document Source:
Grey Literature
Language:
English Paper
Type Of Resource:
Curriculum/Program Report or Description
Learning Environment:
Informal
Research Setting:
Planetarium
Nation:
USA
Appears in Collections:
Astronomy Education Research

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dc.contributor.authorAlvarez, Oscaren
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dc.date.issued2007-01-01en
dc.date.submitted2016-03-13en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11290/608117en
dc.description.abstractAstronomical education in Cuba is not widespread in the educational system; nev- ertheless the public interest in sciences in general but particularly in Astronomy issues is very high, as it has become reflected by the attention paid to educational and scientific program broadcasts in the national television channels. The ”Planetario Habana” Cultural Centre for Science and Technology, which is under construction, is aimed at guiding the interest towards basic sciences and astronomical formation of the people, in the most populated and frequented area of the country. A key objective of this project shall be serving as an instructive motivation and entertainment for the casual or habitual visitors to these facilities, offering them the possi- bility to enjoy vivid representations, play with interactive amusement equipment and listen to instructive presentations on astronomy and related sciences, all guided by qualified specialists. Another fundamental purpose shall be the establishment of a plan for complementary educa- tion in coordination with schools, in order to allow children and young people to participate in activities enabling them to get into the fascinating world of Astronomy, Exploration of Outer Space and Life as a Cosmic Phenomenon. The setting up of the Planetario Habana Cultural Centre for Science and Technology is under the general administration of the Office of the Historian of the City of Havana, and methodologically is being led by the Ministry of Science, Technology and the Environment, and will show in operation the GOTO Planetarium G Cuba custom, obtained under a Japanese Cultural Grant Aid. It will develop into a an unparalleled centre in the national environment for scientific outreach and education of these sciences. Surrounded by the attractiveness of the colonial ’ambience’, it shall become a centre for dissemination of information about new discoveries and scientific programs developed at national and international level. Here we present a general view of the project, and its present and future development.en
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dc.titlePlanetario Habana: a cultural centre for science and technology in a developing nationen
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dc.contributor.departmentMinistry of Science, Technology and Environmenten
dc.identifier.journalInternational Astronomical Society - Proceedingsen
dc.type.resourceCurriculum/Program Report or Descriptionen
dc.istar.learningenvironmentInformalen
dc.istar.nationUSAen
dc.istar.researchsettingPlanetariumen
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