Theaters of Time and Space: American Planetaria, 1930-1970

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Every year, millions of Americans visit planetariums and are captivated by their strikingly realistic portrayal of the night sky. Today, it is indeed difficult to imagine astronomy education without these magnificent celestial theaters. But projection planetariums, first developed in Germany, have been a part of American museum pedagogy only since the early twentieth century and were not widespread until the 1960s. In this unique social history, former planetarium director and historian of science Jordan D. March??? II ...

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Theaters of Time and Space: American Planetaria, 1930-1970
2005, Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780813535760

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