2012 Annual Science Report

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory - Titan Reporting  |  SEP 2011 – AUG 2012

EPO Activity: Art Station Titan

Project Progress

We have finished developing a 20-minute stage show for informal science centers to excite and inform visitors about the science and exploration of Titan. The show utilizes a participatory exercise in scientific illustration to engage visitors in the material. Each participant is given a clipboard and pencils, and the facilitator, using a series of Cassini and Huygens images and videos of Titan, leads them through an exercise in which each draws a sketch of a Titan landscape, learning along the way about many aspects of the Titan environment as revealed by modern exploration.

During this year we finished the original concept planning and have began regular public presentations of the show.
Since October 2011, we did the show 107 times with an average audience of 14 visitors per show. The total number of visitors since the shows launch is roughly 2,679 visitors.

In 2013 we will focus on refining and improving the show as well as evaluation and dissemination of the technique, materials and evaluation results for use at other informal science centers.