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written by James Kaler
This website explains the evolution, properties, components, and composition of stars.  It is appropriate for a non-technical introduction to stars in the high school classroom.  The author opens by talking about Hipparchus' magnitude scale for stars and the scales astronomers use today.  The website then explores the properties that define a star, its composition, and its evolution on the H-R diagram depending on its mass.  Each section contains multiple links to further information for teachers and learners.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Astronomy
- Historical Astronomy
= History of Astronomy
- Stars
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Tutorial
- Reference Material
Appropriate Courses Categories Ratings
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
- Activity
- New teachers
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© 1998 James B. Kaler
Keywords:
Hertzsprung-Russel diagram, binary stars, distance scales, hydrogen fusion, luminosity, spectra, star clusters, star formation, stellar evolution, supernova
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Metadata instance created January 13, 2004 by Kara Lehman
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August 28, 2009 by Lyle Barbato
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June 27, 2007
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AIP Format
J. Kaler, (1998), WWW Document, (http://stars.astro.illinois.edu/sow/star_intro.html).
AJP/PRST-PER
J. Kaler, The Natures of the Stars, (1998), <http://stars.astro.illinois.edu/sow/star_intro.html>.
APA Format
Kaler, J. (2007, June 27). The Natures of the Stars. Retrieved December 22, 2014, from http://stars.astro.illinois.edu/sow/star_intro.html
Chicago Format
Kaler, James. The Natures of the Stars. June 27, 2007. http://stars.astro.illinois.edu/sow/star_intro.html (accessed 22 December 2014).
MLA Format
Kaler, James. The Natures of the Stars. 1998. 27 June 2007. 22 Dec. 2014 <http://stars.astro.illinois.edu/sow/star_intro.html>.
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