the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
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.
Metadata instance created
February 26, 2010
by Caroline Hall
March 17, 2012
by Lyle Barbato
Last Update when Cataloged:
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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