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Paper: Issues in Informal Education: Event-Based Science Communication Involving Planetaria and the Internet
Volume: 319, NASA Office of Space Science Education and Public Outreach Conference
Page: 237
Authors: Adams, M.; Gallagher, D.L.; Whitt, A.
Abstract: For the past four years the Science Directorate at Marshall Space Flight Center has carried out a diverse program of science communication through the web resources on the Internet. The program includes extended stories about NASA science, a curriculum resource for teachers tied to national education standards, on-line activities for students, and webcasts of real-time events. Events have involved meteor showers, solar eclipses, natural very low frequency radio emissions, and amateur balloon flights. In some cases broadcasts accommodate active feedback and questions from Internet participants. We give here examples of events, problems, and lessons learned from these activities.
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