The video collection project
Videotaping one or more of your lessons, either in the planetarium or during a lesson that supports planetarium visits, is a major project of the IPS Education Committee.
Committee member Oded Kindermann was so inspired by the Great Lakes Planetarium Association’s “Live from the Planetarium” project (glpa.org/live-from-the-planetarium) to suggest that the IPS Education Committee sponsor a similar project and open it to the world.
The committee is now requesting both brief digital video clips and longer digital video of lessons covering a variety of topics. These videos are not intended to be shown in a planetarium. Rather, they are being collected to show how others present different topics in astronomy to different age groups.
The video must cover a particular astronomy or astronomy-related topic. It may also cover a method of introducing students at any level to the planetarium. It may be short (5-10 minutes) or longer (up to half an hour). Another option is to submit a long video covering several parts of a planetarium program in a chained sequence. Students may or may not be present.
We will use this information in two ways:
- To prepare an archive of exemplary video featuring astronomy lessons, to be shared through the IPS website and on Facebook; and
- To prepare a longer, chained video suitable for in-service and pre-service training of planetarians.
To get started, please download the complete details from the links below, or go to the Video Instructions page.
To see videos that have already been completed, go to the Video Directory page.