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Paper: Big Astronomy Takes Big Teams
Volume: 531, ASP2020: Embracing the Future: Astronomy Teaching and Public Engagement
Page: 243
Authors: White, V.; Spuck, T.; Wyatt, R.; Schmoll, S.; Kerrigan, R.; Wolbrecht, T. S.
Abstract: The Big Astronomy project is a multifaceted approach to community involvement around the planetarium show, Big Astronomy: People, Places, Discoveries. In addition to an award-winning story, the NSF-funded research grant studies the effects of continual live events with astronomy community around the world, as well as activities for informal educators such as museums and amateur astronomy clubs to create more points for public engagement. Learn how a very hands-on, public-space-focused project adjusted to serve an online, at-home audience and still ask important research questions such as, what needs do planetariums have and how can we support amateur astronomers to shift their outreach online effectively. The goals of the project include highlighting the many jobs that it takes to make big astronomy discoveries.
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