Paper Plate Education
Activity: The Platisphere for Children
(Please see instructions for making The Platisphere first.)
childrens version suggested by April Whitt, students draw four seasonal
scenes on the background plate that align with a window cut into the
starfield plate, which itself has fewer constellations drilled out.
This window is positioned just to the right, or east, of Cassiopeia so
that the starfield corresponds to early evening hours for the respective
seasons. See April Whitts entry
in the Proceedings
of the 33rd Annual GLPA Conference (1997, p. 155) for a
Contributed by April Whitt.
GLPA Proceedings, 1997, p. 155 and GLPA Proceedings, 2000, pp. 67-68.
[Note: This activity is included in the Paper Plate Astronomy video/DVD/streaming video.]
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