Development of a Planisphere Type Astronomy Education Web System Based on a Constellation Database Using Ajax

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4252)


In this study, we build a knowledge database that consists of topics planetarium curators have about astronomy and the stars. We suggest that the database should have a structure based on constellations and that mirrors the basic way in which humans perceive the night sky. Furthermore, we developed a web system for astronomy education using Ajax. The web system’s interface is based on the planisphere, which is most basic tool for finding stars.


Knowledge Database Celestial Object Star Guide Astronomical Phenomenon Leonid Meteor 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Section, Nagoya City Science MuseumNAGOYAJapan
  2. 2.School of Information Science and TechnologyChukyo University 
  3. 3.School of Information CultureKinjo Gakuin University 
  4. 4.Graduate School of Information ScienceNagoya University 

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