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  Goals of the User Needs Study

  • Gauge the needs and interest of the general public regarding online astronomical and space science imagery and data

  • Gauge the needs and interest of K-12 teachers regarding online educational sources
       what types of online content is useful?

  • Gauge the needs of other potential user communities, going beyond traditional audiences served by NASA
       art and entertainment communities

  • Include informal education, teacher preparation programs, etc.
    science museum/planetarium professionals, librarians

 This study will inform research and prototyping of automated systems on the web that utilize user profile defining technology