Planetarium software in the classroom

Jonas Persson, Urban Eriksson

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Students often find astronomy and astrophysics to be most interesting and exciting, but the Universe is difficult to access using only one's eyes or simple equipment available at different educational settings. To open up the Universe and enhance learning astronomy and astrophysics different planetarium software can be used. In this article we discuss the usefulness of such simulation software and give four examples of how such software can be used for teaching and learning astronomy and astrophysics.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysics Education
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Swedish Standard Keywords

  • Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology (10305)
  • Didactics (50302)


  • Astronomy education research
  • astronomy education
  • simulations
  • virtual learning environments


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