GLPA Conference Proceedings: 1987

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Title Author Year Abstract
A Selected List of Publications Reporting Space News Allen, Robert 1987 Abstract: The author has developed an extensive list of publications that report space news. This list could provide a valuable resource to planetariums.
A Replacement for Lumaline Cove Lighting Batch, Dr. David 1987 Abstract: The author describes an alternative to the scarce and expensive lumaline cove lighting.
Double Masking Slides Benjamin, Bart 1987 Abstract: The author describes a technique for making duplicate slides using carefully chosen exposures and double-mounting these slides to yield a darker background and improved color saturation.
Dynamic Human Models Bishop, Dr. Jeanne E. 1987 Abstract: The author demonstrates how students can learn concepts such as stellar evolution and electromagnetic waves through a series of dynamic student participatory models.
Developments in the Imax/Omnimax Industry Bishop, Steve 1987 Abstract: The author summarizes the recent developments in Imax/Omnimax theaters, including growth patterns, technical innovations, and marketing issues.
Need a Dome? Build Your Own Brown, Dayle 1987 Abstract: The author describes the five-month long project of building a cardboard planetarium dome that was recently undertaken by her sixth grade students.
The Science/Religion Relationship Busse, Dr. Richard 1987 Abstract: In this paper, I want to focus on what kind of language seems appropriate to serious discourse about the relationship of science and religion. I think analogical language is essential in this endeavor. To make this point I will outline three general types of science/religion relationships: identity, mutual exclusion and overlap. Then I will suggest some implications of these models for planetarium Christmas star shows.
Creationism in the Classroom Costas, H. Jonathan 1987 Abstract: In this paper I address the issue of how a sensitive science educator should approach the subject of the origin of life in the public school classroom. First I briefly discuss the current trend of the Supreme Court in regard to the relationship between church and state. Then I proceed to the legal aspects of teaching in the public school classroom. Finally, I consider the sensitive issues surrounding the creation/evolution debate from the perspective of a teacher and propose a course of action for the concerned educator.
Rainbows and Sundogs Elliott, Dr. Robert 1987 Abstract: The author describes the many unusual sky phenomena that can be demonstrated in the planetarium.
Your Favorite TV Station in the Sky Elliott, Dr. Robert 1987 Abstract: The author describes how to find and photograph geostationary satellites with telescopes in your own backyard.
This End Up! Goins, Dan 1987 Abstract: The author observes that the pictures of the Earth as seen from space are often inverted or reversed in textbooks and advertisements and that planetariums should be cautious to not make the same mistake.
Christmas Shows in the Planetarium Hall, Donald S. 1987 Abstract: As part of a panel discussion, the author gives his views of programming Christmas shows in the planetarium.
Religion and Pseudoscience in Christmas Star Shows: A Report on Attitudes Kanagy, Dr. Sherman P. 1987 Abstract: The author reports on a survey he undertook of planetariums throughout the country in relation to how they handled the Christmas Star program. It was included as part of a panel discussion during the 1987 GLPA Annual Conference.
Religion and Pseudoscience in Christmas Star Shows: A Survey Kanagy, Dr. Sherman P. 1987 Abstract: The author describes his survey of the planetarium community on the subject of religion and pseudoscience in the planetarium.
Survey on Issues Related to Religion & Pseudoscience in the Planetarium Kanagy, S. & Bednar, L. 1987 Abstract: The authors report on the results of a survey of planetariums that they conducted in regard to religion and pseudoscience in the planetarium.
The Constitutionality of Government-Sponsored Christmas Programs in the Planetarium Levinson, Dr. Rosalie 1987 Abstract: The author gives her legal opinions of the constitutionality of government-sponsored Christmas programs in the planetarium and concludes that the validity of such programs will turn both on the nature of the program as well as its setting. This presentation was part of a panel discussion on the science/religion relationship in the planetarium.
Stars and Guitars: A New Approach to Music Programs in the Planetarium Rawlings, Greg 1987 Abstract: The author describes his success with planetarium programs combining live music with a live lecturer and a mixture of music, visuals, and astronomy.
The New Spitz Voyager Reed, Dr. George 1987 Abstract: The author describes the non-Earth based Spitz Space Voyager system being installed in Singapore.
Writing for Your Local Paper Reed, Dr. George 1987 Abstract: The author describes how to obtain public relations for your planetarium by writing astronomical articles for your local newspaper.
A K-6 Traveling Astronomy Library Schafer, Sheldon 1987 Abstract: The author describes the development of a mobile astronomical library for kindergarten through 6th grade students and his recommended list of books for this traveling library.
Now You Can See Deep Space Live in Chicago Seevers, James 1987 Abstract: The author describes the high-tech telescope and imaging system that allows the Adler Planetarium to view the live sky from the comfort of their sky theater.
The Universe According to College Students and Science Teachers Smith, Dr. Dale 1987 Abstract: The author describes the results of two surveys of basic astronomy knowledge given to students of a college astronomy class and science teachers.
Some Reflections on our Real Purpose Spoehr, Jack 1987 Abstract: The author shares memorable experiences, accomplishments of his career, and personal observations of the planetarium community and the role it plays in our world today.
Coloring Black and White Slides Tomlinsom. Gary 1987 Abstract: The author describes a new product designed to color overhead transparencies and how this product could similarly be used in the planetarium to color Kodalith slides.
Is it AL-tair or al-TAIR? Tuttle, Don 1987 Abstract: The author describes his progress in developing a standardized pronunciation guide for astronomical objects and terms.