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Paper Plate Education
"Serving the Universe on a Paper Plate"

2002 IPS Conference 

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Paper Plate Education will exhibit a poster at the 16th International Planetarium Society Conference in Wichita, KS.    Chuck Bueter will be at the conference to answer questions and to receive new paper plate designs and ideas from Tuesday, July 29 until late morning on Thursday, August 1, 2002.   Hope to see you there!

Poster Title: Paper Plate Education

Poster Abstract:  Ever since Regiomontanus made a lunar volvelle in 1476, astronomy enthusiasts have used moveable paper instruments for celestial understanding.  Paper Plate Education (http://analyzer.depaul.edu/paperplate) continues that tradition with its collection of hands-on activities that are made from simple paper plates.  Sample materials contributed by planetarians include an all-sky projector for portable planetariums, a satellite tracking bowl, a tactile Platisphere for visually impaired stargazers, a calibrated altitude measurer, and other moveable paper devices—all for pennies apiece.  Poster will be displayed Tuesday through Thursday morning.  Paper Plate Education—Serving the Universe on a Paper Plate.

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