Opinion Poll
On Utility and Feasibility of Planetarium Education K-12
We conduct free Teachers Training workshop on regular basis across India in association with schools and teachers training institutes.
Objectives of the workshop is:
“To conduct an opinion poll about the utility and feasibility of Planetarium EducationTM in the Indian school Education system”
The opinion poll reflects over here reflects the opinion of more than 1,000 teachers from more than 1,000 pvt. and govt. schools affiliated to state, central and foreign boards from across India that have participated in our workshop in the academic year 2014 – 2015. The workshop has been hosted by schools like DPS – Bangalore North, Chitkara International School – Chandigarh, Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidhyashram – Chennai, Kenriya Vidhyalaya, Delhi Cantt. – Delhi, Hemsheela Model School – Durgapur, Meridian School – Hyderabad, Baker Vidhyapeeth – Kottayam, Pawar Public School – Mumbai, RS Convent School – Varanasi.
OPINION POLL 2014-2015

Ques 1: Is there a conspicuous gap of astronomy in the school education system the word over due to practical impediments associated with astronomy/ star gazing?

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Ques 2: Is Planetarium primarily a model of the sky/ teaching aid for astronomy that liberates the fraternity from the practical impediments associated with astronomy/ star gazing?

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Ques 3: Do you think that Planetarium Shows should be supported by Shows related Booklets?

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Ques 4: Do you think school students need regular exposure to Planetarium EducationTM ,like at least once in a year and every year?

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Ques 5: Would you like to have Planetarium Shows in your School?

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Ques 6: Do you think that Planetarium EducationTM that is conducive to a national level annual contest/ Olympiad will incline students towards following science as a Career?

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Ques 7: Planetarium EducationTM should start from…..?

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Ques 8: Can a Planetarium be also used to create awareness about Science and Technology and Human Space Endeavors?

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Ques9: Is there a general misconception that a Planetarium is meant to show only Planets/ Solar System?

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Details of Participants

No. of Schools: 593

No of Teachers: 1232

Dept. of Teachers: Primary & Middle

Subject: EVS, Science & Social Science

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Details of Participating Schools

BANGALORE Delhi Public School, Bangalore North Delhi Public School, Bangalore North 26 45
BANGALORE Euro Schools, Chimney Hills Euro Schools, Chimney Hills 24 58
CHANDIGARH Chitkara International School Chitkara International School 23 45
CHENNAI Bhavan's Rajaji Vidyashram Bhavan's Rajaji Vidyashram 34 45
CHENNAI Velammal Vidyashram Velammal Vidyashram 38 90
DELHI Bhatnagar Intl. School, Vasant Kunj Bhatnagar Intl. School, Vasant Kunj 22 37
DELHI Kendriya Vidyalaya, Delhi Cantt Kendriya Vidyalaya, Delhi Cantt 45 83
DELHI Pragati Maidan WOLRDDIDAC 152 369
DELHI Vasant Valley School Educational Technology Summit/ Ulearn Today 32 63
DELHI Samarth Shiksha Samiti Samarth Shiksha Samiti 40 78
DURGAPUR Hemsheela Model School Hemsheela Model School 8 19
HYDERABAD Meridian School, Banjara Hills Meridian School, Banjara Hills 34 64
KOLKATA Lakshmipat Singhania Academy Lakshmipat Singhania Academy 23 41
KOTTAYAM Baker Vidyapeeth Baker Vidyapeeth 21 26
LUDHIANA Sacred Heart Convent School Sacred Heart Convent School 21 76
MUMBAI Pawar Public School, Bhandup Pawar Public School, Bhandup 31 57
VARANASI R S Convent School R S Convent School 19 36
GRAND TOTAL 593 1232