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In this laboratory activity, students investigate properties of lenses and simple telescope construction. Students will describe the nature of convex lenses, measure the focal length…
Herschel's Star Gages  [ Computer Program ]
  
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The EJS Herschel's Star Gages Model illustrates William Herschel's methods of "star gages" by which he attempted to map out the shape of our galaxy in 1785. Herschel's star gages…
  
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Publisher: Goddard Space Flight Center
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The SOHO website provides an overview of the SOHO mission, the instruments involved, the operations of the mission, and the latest articles about the mission. There is also an image…
  
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Publisher: Scientific and Technical Information Branch National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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Wallace Tucker's The Star Splitters is an online book about the history of NASA's High Energy Astronomy Observatory (HEAO) Program, which provided the first x-ray focusing telescopes…
  
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This article informs amateur astronomers about ten common mistakes people make when buying and using a telescope. It is part of Brian Tung's The Astronomy Corner.
  
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Publisher: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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The Chandra X-Ray Observatory provides animations and videos of a range of X-ray sources it has imaged. These include objects in our Solar System, as well as Stars & Star Clusters,…
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These lecture notes describe the main features of optical-band telescopes---i.e. those which operate in or near the part of the EM spectrum to which our eyes are sensitive. It also…
  
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This site provides an extensive list of image processing software, remote access telescope sites, and astronomy image processing curriculum activities.
Dying Stars and the Birth of the Elements  [ Computer Program ]
  
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Contemporary Laboratory Experiences in Astronomy and Sonoma State University
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Project CLEA at Gettysburg College and the XMM-Newton Education group at Sonoma State University have created a new computer-based activity. Students analyze realistically simulated…
  
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This SDSS project tells the user about the history and importance of sky surveys. The Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) is not the first effort that mankind has made to map the night…
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