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Theaters of Time and Space: American Planetaria, 1930-1970 Hardcover – June 8, 2005

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Marche carefully shows how local and national interests produced the first five major American planetarium theaters-in Chicago, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, New Yrok and Pittsburgh-as well as hundreds of smaller ones-in Pennsylvania schools and around the country. The millions of people who have found education or entertainment in a planetarium will find great background reading in Theaters of Time and Space!
(Dr. Marvin Bolt Director, History of Astronomy Department, Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum,)

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Jordan D. Marche II is a lecturer in astronomy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He holds a M.A.T. in planetarium education from Michigan State University and a Ph.D. in the history and philosophy of science from Indiana University.


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press (June 8, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 081353576X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0813535760
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.2 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,086,086 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By C. M. Levin on March 13, 2010
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This book traces the story of informal science education from the depths of the Great Depression until the end of the Space Race in an engaging manner. Right now, as America faces the retirement of the scientists & engineers who brought us the the computer revolution & a desperate shortage of replacements for them in the pipeline, we ought to look at how we got those geniuses in the first place.
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