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HoloNetwork: communicating science through holography
Author(s): Pedro Pombo; Emanuel Santos; Carolina Magalhães
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Paper Abstract

Since 1997 a program dedicated to holography has been developed and implemented in Portugal. This program started with focus on schools and science education. The HoloNetwork was created and it has been spread at a National level, involving a group of thirty schools and hundreds of students and teachers. In 2009 this network started to work to achieve a new target, the general public. With this goal, a larger program was developed with focus on science and society and on science communication through holography. For the implementation of this new program, special holography outreach activities were built, dedicated to informal learning and seven Science Centers around Portugal were add into the HoloNetwork. During last years, we have been working on holography, based on two main branches, one dedicated to schools and with the aimed to promote physics teaching and to teach how to make holograms, and another dedicated to society and with the aimed to promote holography and to increase scientific literacy. This paper would analyze the educational program, all holography outreach activities, exhibitions or events, all equipments, materials and setups used and it would present the holographic techniques explored with students or with the public. Finally, the results obtained in this work would be present and explored, with focus on students impact and outcomes, taking into account the public engagement on holography and its effect into scientific culture and analyzing the quality of holograms made by students and by the general public. subject.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 April 2017
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 10127, Practical Holography XXXI: Materials and Applications, 101270C (6 April 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2253379
Show Author Affiliations
Pedro Pombo, Univ. de Aveiro (Portugal)
Fábrica Ciência Viva Science Ctr. (Portugal)
Emanuel Santos, Univ. de Aveiro (Portugal)
Carolina Magalhães, Univ. de Aveiro (Portugal)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10127:
Practical Holography XXXI: Materials and Applications
Hans I. Bjelkhagen; V. Michael Bove Jr., Editor(s)

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