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More Universe At Your Fingertips

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More Universe At Your Fingertips Table of Contents

Introduction and Hints for the User

The Project ASTRO Philosophy
Education Reform and Science Standards: Implications for the Teaching of Astronomy
Suggestions for a Problem-Based Approach to Teaching Astronomy

A. Our Moon’s Phases and Eclipses

A-5: Moon Rise, Moon Set by Dennis Schatz
A-6: Moon Revolution and Rotation by Jeanne Bishop

B. Sun and Seasons

B-11: Exploring the Reasons for Seasons: A Symposium by Dennis Schatz

C. The Planets

C-13: Long Distance Detective: Measuring the Depth of Craters by William Hartmann, et al.
C-14: Making and Mapping a Volcano from NASA’s Johnson Space Flight Ctr.
C-15: Where is the Oldest Surface on Mars? by Carol Stadum and the MarsLink Team
C-16: Tracking Jupiter’s Moons by Cary Sneider
C-17: Saturn’s Moons by Cheri Morrow, et al.
C-18: Remember the Egg! by Allan Myer

E. Comets and Meteors

E-5: Following Falling Meteorite from NASA’s Johnson Space Flight Ctr.
E-6: Searching for Meteorites from NASA’s Johnson Space Flight Ctr.
E-7: Crater Hunters from NASA’s Johnson Space Flight Ctr.
E-8: Direct Hit at K-T Boundary from NASA’s Johnson Space Flight Ctr.

F. Star Finding and Constellations

F-9: The Earth’s Revolution and the Zodiac by Jeanne Bishop

G. Stars

G-4: The Sun’s Period of Rotation by Beverly Meier, et al.
G-5: Light Travel Time and Earth History by Larry Ochs & Richard Sweetsir
G-6: Count Your Lucky Stars: Sampling in Astronomy by Gary Tomlinson, et al.
G-7: Estimating Star Brightness: Star Magnitudes and Variable Stars by Janet Mattei and John Percy
G-8: How Big is That Star: Star Diameters and Eclipsing Binary Stars by Kara Granger and Laura Whitlock

H. Galaxies and the Universe

H-7: Galaxy Sorting by Sally Stephens
H-8: The Hubble Deep Field: How Many Objects Are There by Gina Cash, et al.

I. Space Exploration and SETI

I-7: Sending a Message into the Unknown by Jill Tarter, et al.
I-8: Separating a Radio Signal from Noise by Jill Tarter, et al.

J. Tools of the Astronomer

J-11: Fingerprinting the Cosmos: Using Colored Filters in Astronomy by Elizabeth Roettger
J-12: Digital Images by Tim Slater and Jeff Adams

M. Across the Curriculum

M-8: Counting to a Billion by Johnnie Parker
M-9: Finding Your Way to Mars, Pennsylvania: Astronomy & Geography by Andrew Fraknoi

Astronomy on the Web: A Brief Introduction
Astronomy Activities on the Web: A Topical Index
Resources for Exploring the Solar System
The Exploration of Mars: An Introductory Resource List
Environmental Issues and Astronomy: An Introductory Resource Guide
Black Holes: An Introductory Resource List
Astronomical Pseudo-science: A Skeptic’s Resource List
Resources for Exploring Interdisciplinary Approaches to Astronomy: An Update