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Paper: Communicating Astronomy to School Children Through Art
Volume: 441, The Inspiration of Astronomical Phenomena VI
Page: 479
Authors: Ortiz-Gil, A.; Collado, M. G.
Abstract: Artistic activities permeate our culture and our education, mainly because they speak of our most precious and intimate feelings, hopes, fears and sensations. Art constitutes, therefore, a universal language that can communicate and inspire through time and space, addressed to anybody with any kind of background. The power of inspiration of art is a wonderful way to excite children's imagination while communicating astronomical concepts. We present an example of communicating astronomy through different kinds of art pieces to school children. Also, children artworks are very useful to understand many of their conceptions and misconceptions about astronomical concepts.
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