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ISSUE 17 - June 2015

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The Universe at the Fingertips of the Visually Impaired: Building a tactile planetarium (page 36)
Cláudio Luiz Carvalho, Hermes Adolfo de Aquino

Planetarium, visually impaired, accessibility, astronomy outreach


In this work we describe a tactile planetarium made with the goal of teaching astronomy to visually impaired people, but which is accessible to all. The planetarium consists of two hemispheres representing both the northern and southern hemispheres, with around 72 constellations and more than 500 stars with different apparent magnitudes.

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