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Planetarium Educational Programming Survey
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Survey Results: Planetarium Educational Programming Survey


Question:

1) What type of institution is the planetarium affiliated with? (select all that apply)
  • A. School (4 out of 23)
  • B. Museum (7 out of 23)
  • C. University (3 out of 23)
  • D. Observatory (3 out of 23)
  • E. Science Center (7 out of 23)
  • F. Private (4 out of 23)
  • G. Other (please explain in question 10) (5 out of 23)

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2) The planetarium is: (select all that apply)
  • A. Fixed (14 out of 23)
  • B. Portable (8 out of 23)
  • C. Both Fixed and Portable Programs (2 out of 23)
  • D. Other - please explain in response space for question 12(respondent info) (0 out of 23)

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3) The planetarium’s technology is best described as: (select all that apply)
  • A. Traditional (Slides, Optomechanical Star Ball) (5 out of 23)
  • B. Full Dome (Digital) (18 out of 23)
  • C. Slides (1 out of 23)
  • D. PowerPoint (2 out of 23)
  • E. Video (4 out of 23)
  • F. Live (8 out of 23)
  • G. Pre-Recorded (3 out of 23)
  • H. Music and/or sound effects (6 out of 23)
  • I. Lecture and demonstration (6 out of 23)
  • J. Discovery/Interactive/Worksheets,/Activity sheets/Drawing/Writing/Questions and answers. Give clarification if needed in response space for question 12 (respondent info) (5 out of 23)

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4) Diameter of the dome(s) in meters:

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5) We offer programs designed specifically for school groups, ages 6-18.
  • A. Yes (19 out of 23)
  • B. No (6 out of 23)

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6) If you do offer specific school programs, what is the nature of programs (topics, lengths) for your school groups?

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7) We work with bureaus of education, teachers, curriculum specialists in planning the educational programs.
  • A. Yes (11 out of 21)
  • B. No (10 out of 21)

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8) Our local schools are required to follow certain science curriculum standards that include astronomy (Select all that apply):
  • A. Local (city, parish, county) (3 out of 21)
  • B. State or region (7 out of 21)
  • C. Country (4 out of 21)
  • D. No requirement (9 out of 21)

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9) Briefly, if local, regional, or country curriculum standards exist for the schools in the realm of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) or STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math), describe the main topics required in classrooms for different ages:

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10) When schools visit our planetarium, our planetarium programs are required to follow curriculum standards that exist for the schools.
  • A. Yes (8 out of 21)
  • B. No (13 out of 21)

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11) (If applicable) when school groups visit our planetarium, they also participate in these other activities (for example, a museum tour, a lecture, a demonstration, an observatory visit):

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12) Respondent Information--fill in the following information in the box below
Name of Individual completing the survey
Name of the Planetarium/Institution
Planetarium/Institution Address
Education Website for the Planetarium/Institution (if exists)
May we contact you for additional information about your survey answers?
Comments or further explanation on other questions.
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