Education and Public Astronomy Programs at the Carter Observatory: An Overview

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/11290/608195
Title:
Education and Public Astronomy Programs at the Carter Observatory: An Overview
Authors:
Orchiston, W.; Dodd, R. J.
Abstract:
This paper outlines the extensive range of public programs offered by the Carter Observatory, including 'public nights', new planetarium and audio-visual shows, displays, the Carter Memorial Lectures, the annual Astronomical Handbook and other publications, a monthly newspaper column and three monthly radio programs. It also deals with the Observatory's involvement in undergraduate and postgraduate astronomy at Victoria University of Wellington, various adult education training programs, 'Overnight Extravaganzas', holiday programs, and the recent development of the Education Service in response to the introduction of an astronomy curriculum into schools throughout New Zealand. Some possible future developments in the public astronomy and education areas are also discussed.
Affiliation:
Carter Observatory
Journal:
Astronomical Society of Australia - Proceedings
Issue Date:
17-Nov-1995
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/11290/608195
Submitted date:
2016-03-14
Document Source:
Grey Literature
Language:
English Paper
Type Of Resource:
Curriculum/Program Report or Description
Research Setting:
Planetarium
Nation:
New Zealand
Appears in Collections:
Astronomy Education Research

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dc.contributor.authorOrchiston, W.en
dc.contributor.authorDodd, R. J.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-04T09:06:06Zen
dc.date.available2016-05-04T09:06:06Zen
dc.date.issued1995-11-17en
dc.date.submitted2016-03-14en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11290/608195en
dc.description.abstractThis paper outlines the extensive range of public programs offered by the Carter Observatory, including 'public nights', new planetarium and audio-visual shows, displays, the Carter Memorial Lectures, the annual Astronomical Handbook and other publications, a monthly newspaper column and three monthly radio programs. It also deals with the Observatory's involvement in undergraduate and postgraduate astronomy at Victoria University of Wellington, various adult education training programs, 'Overnight Extravaganzas', holiday programs, and the recent development of the Education Service in response to the introduction of an astronomy curriculum into schools throughout New Zealand. Some possible future developments in the public astronomy and education areas are also discussed.en
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dc.language.isoEnglish Paperen
dc.titleEducation and Public Astronomy Programs at the Carter Observatory: An Overviewen
dc.typeGrey Literatureen
dc.contributor.departmentCarter Observatoryen
dc.identifier.journalAstronomical Society of Australia - Proceedingsen
dc.type.resourceCurriculum/Program Report or Descriptionen
dc.istar.nationNew Zealanden
dc.istar.researchsettingPlanetariumen
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