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This award-winning website presents a comprehensive suite of pages that tell the stories of stars and their constellations. Stars are classified by constellation, spectra, luminosity, and name.  Users can easily click on links to explore the brightest luminaries in the sky, take a tour of the Milky Way, open a guide to celestial measurement, view classical constellation maps, link to the "Skylights" weekly astronomical images, and more.  This resource provides highly organized curriculum support to science teachers seeking an interactive way to teach astronomy in the secondary classroom.
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© 1998 James B. Kaler
Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram, auroras, celestial scale, constellation, electromagnetic radiation, electromagnetic spectrum, image set, luminosity, planets, radioactive, spectral class, spectrum, tutorial
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J. Kaler, (1998), WWW Document, (http://stars.astro.illinois.edu/sow/sow.html).
J. Kaler, Portrait of Stars and Their Constellations, (1998), <http://stars.astro.illinois.edu/sow/sow.html>.
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Kaler, J. (2008, September 18). Portrait of Stars and Their Constellations. Retrieved October 30, 2020, from http://stars.astro.illinois.edu/sow/sow.html
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Kaler, James. Portrait of Stars and Their Constellations. September 18, 2008. http://stars.astro.illinois.edu/sow/sow.html (accessed 30 October 2020).
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Kaler, James. Portrait of Stars and Their Constellations. 1998. 18 Sep. 2008. 30 Oct. 2020 <http://stars.astro.illinois.edu/sow/sow.html>.
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