—Observational-based learning (OBL) can improve
learners’ understanding of astronomical phenomena, such as
the lunar phases or solar diurnal motion. This paper introduces
the multi-viewpoint smartphone AR-based (M-VSAR) learning
system for constructing an OBL environment for astronomical
observation. We apply this concept to two learning systems: a
solar observation system and a lunar observation system. We
illustrate how an M-VSAR system can enhance a learner’s
interest in and learning of astronomical phenomena.
—Smartphone augmented reality, astronomy
observation, lunar phases, solar motion, multi-viewpoint.
K. Tian and T. Yasuda are with the Graduate School of Information
Science, Nagoya University, Nagoya, 464-8601 Japan (e-mail:
M. Endo is with the School of Engineer, Chukyo University, Toyota,
470-0393 Japan (e-mail: email@example.com).
M. Urata is with the Graduate School of International Development,
Nagoya University, Nagoya, 464-8601 Japan (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
K. Mouri is with the Astronomy Section, Nagoya City Science Museum,
Nagoya, 460-0008 Japan (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite:Ke Tian, Mamoru Endo, Mayu Urata, Katsuhiro Mouri, and Takami Yasuda, "Multi-Viewpoint Smartphone AR-Based Learning System for Astronomical Observation," International Journal of Computer Theory and Engineering vol. 6, no. 5, pp. 396-400, 2014.