By L. Gouguenheim, D. McNally, J. R. Percy
How do scholars examine astronomy? Can the World-Wide internet be used to coach successfully? In what methods do planetariums aid with teaching the general public? those are only a number of the well timed questions addressed during this stimulating overview of latest traits within the instructing of astronomy. in response to a global assembly hosted through the college of London and the Open college (IAU Colloquium 162), this quantity offers articles through specialists from around the globe. lecturers skilled in instructing astronomy in any respect degrees, in Europe, North the US, South the US, South Africa, the previous Soviet Union, India, Japan, Australia and New Zealand offer a world standpoint on: collage schooling, distance studying and digital media, how scholars examine, the planetarium in schooling, public schooling in astronomy, and astronomy in faculties. The complaints of the 1st IAU Colloquium (105), The instructing of Astronomy, edited by means of Percy and Pasachoff, have been first released by way of Cambridge in 1990 and shortly turned verified because the definitive source for astronomy lecturers. Astronomy schooling has complex significantly within the intervening seven years, and this sequel will encourage and inspire academics of astronomy in any respect degrees and supply them with a wealth of principles and adventure on which to construct.