AAS 201st Meeting, January, 2003
Session 28. Astronomy Education and Public Outreach
Oral, Monday, January 6, 2003, 10:00-11:30am, 613-614

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[28.04] The Generation Gap: Experiences of Various Age Groups at Outreach Events

J. Noel-Storr (Columbia University)

I will present the results of an investigation into the experiences of a mixture of attendees, of assorted ages, at a variety of astronomy outreach events held at the Columbia University Observatory in Manhattan. We assessed reactions at events designed for children, adults, families and `the general public' by monitoring immediate responses, conducting informal interviews and collating results from questionnaires. I will review the array of means by which learning took place at these events and I will show how we propose to incorporate what we have discovered into the planning of future events.

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