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Publisher: Nobel e-Museum
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Nobel e-Museum article by John Bahcall on the history of, "Why the Sun Shines", with appendices on the proton-proton chain and the CNO cycle.
  
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Editor: G. Tuthill; Publisher: NASA CERES Project
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This website has an extensive library of on-line and interactive K-12 science education materials for teaching astronomy. The site also contains web based lessons using on-line NASA…
  
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R. Pogge
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This site outlines the different stages of stellar evolution for the sun.
  
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Publisher: Space Environment Center
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This curriculum guide is intended for high school teachers who are teaching solar physics, especially the effects of solar activity on terrestrial planets. The chapters discuss…
  
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Publisher: P. Mitchell
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This activity introduces students to the concepts of the redshift of a receding star. Students will learn about the properties of light, the Doppler effect, and also about Hubble's…
  
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K. Harrop-Allin
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This site offers information concerned with a particular group of binary stars: a cataclysmic variable star system. This site describes what they are, how they interact, and…
  
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Publisher: D. Bruton
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This website provides both basic and advanced information on: simple models for computing light curves, a power point presentation on binary stars, student exercises, modeling close…
  
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Publisher: Laboratory for High Energy Astrophysics
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This activity asks students to analyze both the x-ray light curve from a pulsar in the crab nebula and the Fourier Transform of the light curve. From this students must find the…
  
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D. Dutkevitch
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In this activity students find a number of Cepheid variables in the galaxy M100. They then use their periods, average apparent magnitudes, and the Period-Luminosity relationships to…
  
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L. Whitlock and K. Granger
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This is a high school lesson plan on the topic of periodic motion. Students analyze data obtained from high-energy satellites of various binary stars orbital periods, then construct…
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