StarDate: Black Hole Encyclopedia and Enciclopedia de Agujeros Negros

March 15th, 2010 - August 31st, 2012 | PROJECT

This project is making enhancements to two existing websites, the Black Hole Encyclopedia and the Spanish version Enciclopedia de Agujeros Negros. The original websites were created by the PI under his NSF CAREER grant. The enhancements include 20 additional black holes in the Directory section, new listings in the Popular Culture section, profiles of six leading black hole researchers (including the PI), audio podcasts, a new section on the history of black hole research, and extensive graphics and animations. The evaluation of the website is expected to add to the informal science education community's knowledge of how the internet is being used to support science learning.

Project Website(s)

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Project Products

Black Hole Encyclopedia Data Summary

Team Members

Karl Gebhardt, Principal Investigator, University of Texas at Austin
Sandra Preston, Co-Principal Investigator, University of Texas at Austin


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: ISE/AISL
Award Number: 0935841
Funding Amount: 75000


Access and Inclusion: English Language Learners | Ethnic | Racial | Hispanic | Latinx Communities
Audience: General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Nature of science | Space science
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Media and Technology | Websites | Mobile Apps | Online Media