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1 NWA Planetarium

2 What We Propose… We want to create an interactive planetarium for Northwest Arkansas to enhance the educational experience for families in our community.

3 What is a Planetarium? “A planetarium is a place we expose our community to amazing events of exploration of our universe, and try to place mundane activities of human existence in a greater context.” “A planetarium is a place they discover the sky, and become encouraged to make new friends of the constellations, friends that will be there for entire lifetimes.” Martin Ratcliffe

4 Why Do We Need a Planetarium? To provide our community with an educational experience that includes viewing accurate images of the sparkling night sky.

5 What Benefits Will It Offer? Provide our children with a multi-media experience with slides, videos, visual effects, computer animations, narration, and music that will enlighten the wonders of the cosmos.

6 What Would it Include? Constellation Story Hour Light Shows Interactively Connecting Stars to Create Constellations Outer space Virtual Tours Lectures on Science

7 Workshops Location of the stars Star Myths of the Greeks Planetary Identification Galileo and Newton’s Contributions

8 Activities Mobile of the solar system project Star Activity Astrology History

9 How Can This Benefit the Children? Have a safe place for children to learn and grow. To have an educational and fun experience that is beneficial for the whole family. To help the children explore the wonders of outer space without out having to leave there neighborhood.

10 Where Would It Go? NWA Children’s Museum in Bentonville, AR (coming soon)

11 Alternative Locations Harvey and Bernice Jones Center for Families in Springdale, AR

12 How Will We Make It Happen? Host Fundraisers Create a mailing list to send out newsletters Contact Architects Create Funding Strategies Opening Budget Mission Statement for the Bentonville Chamber of Commerce

13 Options To Get Funding Apply for a non-profit organization title Apply for Grants Contact local businesses for sponsorships

14 Works Cited David Ritchey, Associate Director of the James S. McDonnell Planetarium Saint Louis Science Center (Central Arkansas Astronomical Society)www.caasastro.org (Arkansas sky observations)www.arksky.org (Arkansas and Oklahoma Astronomical Society)www.aoas.org

15 Work Cited Cont. (Where images were taken from.)www.google.com Activities and workshops were designed by the group as a whole. Logo was designed on Corel Draw.


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