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Mercury Magazine Contents
Vol. 28 No. 6
November/December 1999
 

Page Article
8 Unveiling Black Holes in a Supernova Cauldron, Shmuel Balberg, Monica Colpi, Stuart L. Shapiro, and Luca Zampieri
In the next year, observations of a distant, newly discovered supernova may provide us an opportunity to identify a black hole in the debris of such a stellar explosion. For the first time, we may obtain unmistakable evidence that supernova explosions can give birth to black holes.
16 99 Things About the Last 100 Years of Astronomy, Virginia Trimble
Even though the past century of astronomy has been one of seemingly innumerable achievements and discoveries, let's just see if we can count the more prominent ones.
24 Strategies For Teaching Astronomy, Jeffrey O. Bennett
To be an effective astronomy teacher, one cannot simply rely on the subject's subtle beauty or wow!-factor. It takes dedication and hard work to bring the science alive and to make it meaningful in the classroom and throughout life.
32 The Pistol Star: A Supergiant Among Its Ponderous Peers, Donald F. Figer
Locked away in the heart of the Milky Way Galaxy is an enormous star on the brink of its cataclysmic end. How did we find this stellar Gargantua, invisible as it is to the naked eye, and what can it tell us about life in the Galaxy's center?
  Departments
2 Editorial, James C. White II
Metric Matters
4 Echoes of the Past, Katherine Bracher
The Interior of the Sun
5 Education Newswire, Leo P. Connolly
Resources and news for astronomy educators
6 Armchair Astrophysics, Eric Schulman
Inflation
7 Astronomer's Notebook, Christopher J. Conselice
The Observatory Drive Irregulars
8 Armchair Astrophysics, Eric Schulman
Front Yard Cosmology
36 Commentary, Michael C. LoPresto
Dealing with Potential Conflicts Between Religion and Science
C1 SkyMap and SkyChat, Richard Talcott
38 Last Page
Index to Volume 28

 

 
 

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