Hobbits, Hogwarts, and the Heavens: The use of fantasy literature and film in astronomy outreach and education

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/11290/608211
Title:
Hobbits, Hogwarts, and the Heavens: The use of fantasy literature and film in astronomy outreach and education
Authors:
Larsen, Kristine
Abstract:
Due in part to recent (and ongoing) film adaptations, the fantasy series of C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia), J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter), Philip Pullman (His Dark Materials), and J.R.R. Tolkien (The Silmarillion, The Hobbit, and The Lord of the Rings) are being introduced to a new audience. Many astronomers and astronomy educators are unaware of the wide variety of astronomical references contained in each series, and the myriad possible uses of these works in astronomy education and outreach. This paper highlights activities which educators, planetariums, and science centers have already developed to utilize these works in their education and outreach programs.
Affiliation:
Central Connecticut State University (CT)
Journal:
International Astronomical Society - Proceedings
Issue Date:
1-Jan-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/11290/608211
Submitted date:
2016-03-13
Document Source:
Grey Literature
Language:
English Paper
Type Of Resource:
Curriculum/Program Report or Description
Research Setting:
Planetarium
Construct:
Content Knowledge
Content:
Cultural Astronomy
Nation:
USA
Appears in Collections:
Astronomy Education Research

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dc.contributor.authorLarsen, Kristineen
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-04T09:06:27Zen
dc.date.available2016-05-04T09:06:27Zen
dc.date.issued2009-01-01en
dc.date.submitted2016-03-13en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11290/608211en
dc.description.abstractDue in part to recent (and ongoing) film adaptations, the fantasy series of C.S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia), J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter), Philip Pullman (His Dark Materials), and J.R.R. Tolkien (The Silmarillion, The Hobbit, and The Lord of the Rings) are being introduced to a new audience. Many astronomers and astronomy educators are unaware of the wide variety of astronomical references contained in each series, and the myriad possible uses of these works in astronomy education and outreach. This paper highlights activities which educators, planetariums, and science centers have already developed to utilize these works in their education and outreach programs.en
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dc.language.isoEnglish Paperen
dc.titleHobbits, Hogwarts, and the Heavens: The use of fantasy literature and film in astronomy outreach and educationen
dc.typeGrey Literatureen
dc.contributor.departmentCentral Connecticut State University (CT)en
dc.identifier.journalInternational Astronomical Society - Proceedingsen
dc.type.resourceCurriculum/Program Report or Descriptionen
dc.istar.constructContent Knowledgeen
dc.istar.contentCultural Astronomyen
dc.istar.nationUSAen
dc.istar.researchsettingPlanetariumen
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