A new experience: Live interactive planetarium shows online

Joanna Holt, J. Hanse

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Abstract

NOVA coordinates a group of three inflatable mobile planetariums which visit around 200 primary and secondary schools per year (~30,000 students/year). After an initial stop in activities (March-June 2020) due to the COVID-19 crisis, NOVA restarted school visits in July 2020 using a high quality flat-screen. Since the start of the second peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in October 2020, the decision was made to suspend visits to secondary schools until at least the end of 2020. In late October and early November NOVA has performed extensive testing with a variety of online tools to continue to reach out to schools during the second wave of the pandemic in the Netherlands. In this article we describe the different platforms, discuss the technical considerations and report on the experiences with the first schools.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20
Number of pages3
JournalThe Planetarian
Volume50
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2021

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