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Development of a Planisphere Interface Ajax Web System Based on a Constellation Database for Astronomy Education


Katsuhiro Mouri, Mamoru Endo, Kumiko Iwazaki, Manabu Noda, Takami Yasuda, Shigeki Yokoi


Vol. 8  No. 5  pp. 11-16


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


astronomy education, ajax, database, constellation