The Astronomy Center website will be unavailable Friday evening through Saturday afternoon as electrical work occurs in the American Center of Physics server room. Down time will begin at 6PM Eastern Time on Friday. Service is expected to resume by 6PM on Saturday, July 30.
This website provides role-playing and problem-based exercises for introductory and advanced astronomy students. Small groups and group interactions are used to stimulate discussion and learning. The exercises include star and planet formation, the runaway greenhouse effect, life in space, cosmology, galaxies, redshift, and telescopes. This website also provides two on-line papers about the benefits of role-playing and problem-based exercises.
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