AAS 205th Meeting, 9-13 January 2005
Session 112 Astronomy Teaching Through Humanities
Poster, Wednesday, January 12, 2005, 9:20am-6:30pm, Exhibit Hall

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[112.05] Adventures Under the Dome: Presenting Astronomy through the Use of Art, Music, Astrophotography, and Storytelling in the Planetarium

C.C. Petersen (Loch Ness Productions)

The planetarium theater has evolved over the years from a star projector in the center of a round room to a complex, immersive experience. Planetarium presentations can range from live lectures to fully produced multimedia products that use well-written scripts, music, art, astrophotography, animations, and the human voice to create effective and approachable stories.

This poster presentation discusses the ways that the arts and music combine with science and good writing to give audiences a better appreciation of the beauty of astronomy and astrophysics.

More information about specific planetarium presentations and show production best practices can be found at our website.

If you would like more information about this abstract, please follow the link to http://www.lochness.com/index2.html. This link was provided by the author. When you follow it, you will leave the Web site for this meeting; to return, you should use the Back comand on your browser.

The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: cc.petersen@gmail.com

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