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published by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
edited by Andrew Fraknoi
Astronomy Behind the Headlines is a web-based monthly periodical that features short podcast interviews about the latest discoveries in astronomy and space science. Episodes are available as a podcast or a pdf document, and include supplemental activities and background information. Recent episodes include ground-breaking techniques for measuring a black hole, water on the moon, an exploration of cosmic debris, and a recent comet collision on Jupiter. All episodes are narrated by renowned scientists, who explain the phenomena and why its discovery is significant.

This periodical is published and maintained by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Astronomy
- Cosmology
- Instrumentation
- Stars
= Black Holes
Relativity
- General Relativity
= Black Holes
= Compact Objects
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Informal Education
- Collection
- Instructional Material
= Curriculum support
= Lecture/Presentation
- Reference Material
= Periodical
- Audio/Visual
= Voice Recording
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- Physical Science
- Physics First
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
- Activity
- New teachers
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© 2010 Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Keywords:
astronomy interviews, interviews, online magazine, online periodical, periodical, podcast, reading lists, resource guide
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Metadata instance created February 26, 2010 by Caroline Hall
Record Updated:
March 17, 2012 by Lyle Barbato
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January 31, 2010

AAAS Benchmark Alignments (2008 Version)

1. The Nature of Science

1C. The Scientific Enterprise
  • 3-5: 1C/E2. Clear communication is an essential part of doing science. It enables scientists to inform others about their work, expose their ideas to criticism by other scientists, and stay informed about scientific discoveries around the world.

4. The Physical Setting

4A. The Universe
  • 9-12: 4A/H3. Increasingly sophisticated technology is used to learn about the universe. Visual, radio, and X-ray telescopes collect information from across the entire spectrum of electromagnetic waves; computers handle data and complicated computations to interpret them; space probes send back data and materials from remote parts of the solar system; and accelerators give subatomic particles energies that simulate conditions in the stars and in the early history of the universe before stars formed.

AAAS Benchmark Alignments (1993 Version)

1. THE NATURE OF SCIENCE

B. Scientific Inquiry
  • 1B (6-8) #4.  New ideas in science sometimes spring from unexpected findings, and they usually lead to new investigations.
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AIP Format
, edited by A. Fraknoi (Astronomical Society of the Pacific, San Francisco, 2010), WWW Document, (http://www.astrosociety.org/abh/).
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Astronomy behind the Headlines, , edited by A. Fraknoi (Astronomical Society of the Pacific, San Francisco, 2010), <http://www.astrosociety.org/abh/>.
APA Format
Fraknoi, A. (Ed.). (2010, January 31). Astronomy behind the Headlines. Retrieved September 24, 2014, from Astronomical Society of the Pacific: http://www.astrosociety.org/abh/
Chicago Format
Fraknoi, Andrew, ed. Astronomy behind the Headlines. San Francisco: Astronomical Society of the Pacific, January 31, 2010. http://www.astrosociety.org/abh/ (accessed 24 September 2014).
MLA Format
Fraknoi, Andrew, ed. Astronomy behind the Headlines. San Francisco: Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 2010. 31 Jan. 2010. 24 Sep. 2014 <http://www.astrosociety.org/abh/>.
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Astronomy behind the Headlines:

Contains Astronomy Behind the Headlines: Measuring the Black Hole

This episode of Astronomy Behind the Headlines deals with a groundbreaking new technique for measuring the black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy.

relation by Caroline Hall
Contains Astronomy Behind the Headlines: Impact on Jupiter

This episode of Astronomy Behind the Headlines highlights the unexpected discovery of a very recent impact on Jupiter.

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