Meeting IYA Goals for Diverse Planetarium and Science Museum Audiences

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/11290/608200
Title:
Meeting IYA Goals for Diverse Planetarium and Science Museum Audiences
Authors:
Nichols, Michelle M.; Carney, Karen
Abstract:
The International Year of Astronomy (IYA) in 2009 provides the Adler Planetarium in Chicago, Illinois with a chance to bring astronomy into the city of Chicago and beyond. The Adler serves diverse audiences in the Chicagoland area and elsewhere. Each audience has unique needs to be taken into account when designing for IYA. The Adler has created a suite of pro- grams for IYA that addresses a number of topical strands, tailored for the many audiences that Adler serves. Adler has found synergy between some existing pro- grams designed for these audiences and IYA thematic strands. One advantage of this is that it increases the likelihood of program sustainability. The authors will outline some of Adler’s program plans to date from person-to-person commu- nity outreach programs such as Caf ́e Scientifique programs, to a citizen science light pollution observation program, to programs within the institution, such as a new temporary exhibit about the roles of telescopes in our understanding of the cosmos. The presenters will focus on the range of programming and how they bring together IYA topics as well as addressing the needs of our identified audiences.
Affiliation:
The Adler Planetarium
Journal:
Preparing for the 2009 International Year of Astronomy: A Hands-On Symposium ASP Conference Series
Issue Date:
1-Jan-2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/11290/608200
Submitted date:
2016-03-14
Document Source:
Grey Literature
Language:
English Paper
Type Of Resource:
Curriculum/Program Report or Description
Learning Environment:
Informal
Research Setting:
Planetarium
Subjects:
Multi-aged Groups
Nation:
USA
Appears in Collections:
Astronomy Education Research

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dc.contributor.authorNichols, Michelle M.en
dc.contributor.authorCarney, Karenen
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-04T09:06:13Zen
dc.date.available2016-05-04T09:06:13Zen
dc.date.issued2008-01-01en
dc.date.submitted2016-03-14en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11290/608200en
dc.description.abstractThe International Year of Astronomy (IYA) in 2009 provides the Adler Planetarium in Chicago, Illinois with a chance to bring astronomy into the city of Chicago and beyond. The Adler serves diverse audiences in the Chicagoland area and elsewhere. Each audience has unique needs to be taken into account when designing for IYA. The Adler has created a suite of pro- grams for IYA that addresses a number of topical strands, tailored for the many audiences that Adler serves. Adler has found synergy between some existing pro- grams designed for these audiences and IYA thematic strands. One advantage of this is that it increases the likelihood of program sustainability. The authors will outline some of Adler’s program plans to date from person-to-person commu- nity outreach programs such as Caf ́e Scientifique programs, to a citizen science light pollution observation program, to programs within the institution, such as a new temporary exhibit about the roles of telescopes in our understanding of the cosmos. The presenters will focus on the range of programming and how they bring together IYA topics as well as addressing the needs of our identified audiences.en
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dc.titleMeeting IYA Goals for Diverse Planetarium and Science Museum Audiencesen
dc.typeGrey Literatureen
dc.contributor.departmentThe Adler Planetariumen
dc.identifier.journalPreparing for the 2009 International Year of Astronomy: A Hands-On Symposium ASP Conference Seriesen
dc.type.resourceCurriculum/Program Report or Descriptionen
dc.istar.learningenvironmentInformalen
dc.istar.nationUSAen
dc.istar.researchsettingPlanetariumen
dc.istar.subjectMulti-aged Groupsen
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