Behavioural Impact Of Visitors At The Astronomy Gallery In Regional Science Centre And Planetarium C

Special topic: Astronomy Education Beyond the Classroom
5th Shaw-IAU Workshop
Thursday Nov. 30, 2023
UTC: 9:15 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Friday Dec. 1, 2023
UTC: 1:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Astronomy Galleries are public spaces where one expects to learn or relearn the general ideas from the varied topics of astronomy. Any science gallery unfolds the concepts of a topic as the visitors moves from one exhibit to another. The galleries are developed keeping in mind that after one completes a tour of the gallery, he or she develops a holistic understanding of the theme through their multisensory interaction with the exhibits in the gallery. People crave towards perceiving and assimilating findings and discoveries when presented in a planned, immersive and cohesive way. This talk reflects upon the decade long observed behavioral impact of visitors at the Astronomy gallery in RSCP Calicut.

About Jayant Ganguly

Jayant Ganguly is an officer at Regional Science Centre and Planetarium Calicut (RSCPC) which is a unit of National Council of Science Museums under Ministry of Culture, Government of India. He is affiliated to this institution for the last 27 years. He works in the field of astronomy outreach and education in particular and STEM communication in general. He has worked in projects towards conceptualization and development of more than 40 planetarium shows, a large number of science galleries and temporary exhibitions at the center.