Making a successful STEM project inclusive

  • Holt, J. (Speaker)
  • Joris Hanse (Speaker)
  • Marieke Baan (Speaker)
  • Steven Bloemen (Speaker)
  • Jacco Vink (Speaker)
  • Ralph Wijers (Speaker)
  • Frans Snik (Speaker)
  • Sebastiaan de Vet (Speaker)
  • Frans Stravers (Speaker)
  • Judith Mulder (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentationAcademic


The NOVA Mobile Planetarium strives to give all children in the Netherlands an unforgettable STEM experience during their school career. Since 2009, the project has inspired almost 500,000 school students across the Netherlands. The NOVA approach has real impact on its visitors as the shows are fully live and interactive. Recent collaborations with planetarium projects around the world are broadening the reach of the NOVA vision further. By any standard metric, a success story! However, self-reflection during the relative quiet of the Covid-19 pandemic revealed the project does not reach all areas and all demographics in the Netherlands – the project is not yet fully inclusive. In this talk, we outline the roadmap designed to turn the NOVA Mobile Planetarium into a truly inclusive project.
Period29 Nov 20231 Dec 2023
Event title5th Shaw-IAU Workshop on Astronomy for Education
Event typeConference
Degree of RecognitionInternational