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Collaborating with Planetaria to Improve Girl Scout's Appreciation of AstronomyWe have collaborated with two planetaria, Fernbank Science Center's Jim Cherry planetarium in Atlanta, Georgia and the Von Braun Planetarium in Huntsville, Alabama to enhance the appreciation of various astronomical topics among Girl Scouts. Major events sponsored by our partnership were sleepovers in the planetaria during which we studied the total solar eclipse of June 2001 and observed the Eta Aquarid meteor shower of May 2003. Other events included programs on stellar spectroscopy and space physics. As an added inducement for participation, we have sponsored the production of "pins", which Girl Scouts can earn after satisfying specific requirements. This poster will show samples of the pins, requirements, and online resources for the Girl Scouts.
Document ID
20030059518
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Adams, Mitzi
Phillips, Tony
Whitt, April
Date Acquired
August 21, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2003
Subject Category
Astronomy
Meeting Information
202nd Meeting of the American Astronomical Society(Nashville, TN)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: HST-ED-90231.02-A
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.