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Astronomy for all: construction of a 3D planetarium with low cost materials for the inclusion of the visually impaired

Overview of project

The purpose of this project is to create a 3D tactile planetarium that will promote astronomy and provide an experience of STEM that is fun, engaging and inspires curiosity in an inclusive environment. The resources will focus on using low-cost materials such as Styrofoam, beads, twine, plastic bags and newsprint, …

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Final report

This project aims to provide an evidence-based pract ice for ef fect ive inclusive teaching to ensure astronomy is appropriated and meaningful for both visually impaired and sighted community. In Ireland, the majority of universities with degree option in astrophysics host astronomy outreach events for the general public and second-level …

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