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Published in 2016
In this illustrated introduction we discuss a variety of musical piece (both classical and popular) that were inspired by astronomical ideas, history, or discoveries. The pieces cited range from operas about Einstein, Kepler, Galileo, and others, through the on-line Supernova Sonata and to a number...
Grade Level   11 12
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Published in 2014
Cosmology is an enormous field, and the number of educational resources can be a bit overwhelming. This guide includes only a sampling of non-technical materials that instructors around the US have been using and are likely to have access to. Items were based on their level of difficulty (Astro 101...
Grade Level   12
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Published in 2016
Astronomy is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of one- or two-semester introductory astronomy courses. The book begins with relevant scientific fundamentals and progresses through an exploration of the solar system, stars, galaxies, and cosmology. The Astronomy textbook builds...
Grade Level   11 12
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One of my special interests is producing astronomy resource guides to help educators, astronomy students, and the interested public figure out the best books, articles, and websites for researching a particular topic in space science or astronomy education. The links on this page will take you to...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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The teaching of astronomy in our colleges and high schools often sidesteps the contributions of cultures outside of Europe and the US mainstream. Few educators (formal or informal) receive much training in this area, and they therefore tend to stick to people and histories they know from their own...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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There is growing documentation of the challenges women have faced and are facing in having an equal role in astronomy. At the same time, women are attaining important positions throughout the astronomical community, including the presidency of the International Astronomical Union and the American...
Grade Level   9 10 11 12
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