• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2018, Volume: 11, Issue: 46, Pages: 1-8

Original Article

Educational Software for the Teaching of Astronomy using Immersive Virtual Reality


Objective: To describe a support tool for teaching astronomy based on immersive virtual reality, which contains an educational proposal based on interactive activities. Methods: The application allows the user to demonstrate, know and learn through several immersive virtual activities which enable and encourage the exploration and dissemination of topics related to astronomy. Concepts related to the objects of the Solar System, the types of Orbits and the phenomenon of Stellar Parallax are presented. Findings: The application serves as teaching material, allowing strengthening astronomical, physical and mathematical concepts in the user’s learning process, additionally, the application allows teachers to be encouraged to incorporate new technologies in the classroom. Application: The application can be used in any context, either from a classroom, from home or for expository purposes about the topics contained in the virtual experience.

Keywords: Astronomy, Google Cardboard, Orbit’s Types, Parallax phenomenon, Solar System, Virtual Reality


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