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ISSUE 10 - December 2010





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Visualising Astronomy: “The Big Picture” (pages 34-35)
Ryan Wyatt

Key Words
Visual Communication, Astronomy Visualisation

Summary

News flash! Planetariums have changed. With fulldome video technology1 in nearly 700 planetariums worldwide2, these “theatres of time and space”3 have evolved into learning environments that truly deserve that moniker. How do we teach with these new tools, these new images? And what potential do planetariums now offer for changing the way people think about humanity and its place in the Universe? A few personal observations and speculations follow...