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 Celebrating the launch of British Astronaut Tim Peake to the ISS

Read more in the
March 2016 Planetarian.

Education is the first priority for most planetariums. The dome is an interface between formal and informal education, often serving both roles. It serves life-long learners, students, and the simply curious, and can be the gateway to awakening a child's life-long interest in science.

There is a tremendous amount of educational resources available online. What follows are ones of particular interest to planetarians and to others simply interested in astronomy/space science education.

This list will evolve.


  • IPS Education Committee
  • Education Research
  • Learning & Instruction
  • Just for students/future planetarians
  • NASA Resources
  • ESA (and other space agency) Resources
  • Note to IPS Members: this section needs to be developed. If you are interested in volunteering to do it, please tell us through Contact Us.

  • Organizations
  • Online Courses, other educational media
  • Free educational material


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