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Astronomy; Research

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  • Teaching and Learning Astronomyby Jay Pasachoff; John Percy

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 48.00

    This volume highlights astronomy in the curriculum, and addresses how the teaching and learning of astronomy can be improved worldwide. more...

  • Organizations and Strategies in Astronomy 6by Andre Heck

    Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 269.00

    When I wasa child, growing up in South America,I often went camping in the wild and hence had direct access to the wondrous Southern sky; the Southern Cross was all mine at the time. Little did I know then that the study of the sky would take such a huge importance in my life, and that in the end astronomy and astrophysics would in many ways become... more...

  • Dynamic Planetby Pamela Elizabeth Clark

    Springer New York 2007; US$ 199.00

    UNDERSTANDING THE PLANET MERCURY Thirty years have elapsed since the one and only mission to Mercury, Mariner 10, performed three ?ybys of the planet, capturing moderate-reso- tion (100 m at best) images of one hemisphere (45% of the surface) and d- covering that Mercury could be the only other terrestrial planet to have a global magnetic ?eld and... more...

  • Organizations and Strategies in Astronomy 7by Andre HECK

    Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 289.00

    Astronomy isthemostancientsciencehumanshavepracticedonEarth. Itisascienceofextremesandoflargenumbers:extremesoftime?fromthe big bang to in?nity ?, of distances, of temperatures, of density and masses, ofmagnetic?eld,etc.Itisasciencewhichishighlyvisible,notonlybecause stars and planets are accessible in the sky to the multitude, but also - cause the... more...

  • Mercuryby A. Balogh; L. Ksanfomality; Rudolf von Steiger; R.v. Steiger

    Springer New York 2008; US$ 269.00

    Mercury, the planet closest to the Sun, is different in several respects from the other three terrestrial planets. In appearance, it resembles the heavily cratered surface of the Moon, but its density is high, it has a magnetic field and magnetosphere, but no atmosphere or ionosphere. This book reviews the progress made in Mercury studies since the... more...

  • The Space Bookby Marc McCutcheon

    Wiley 2004; US$ 14.95

    Get ready to blast off on an exciting hands-on space adventureNow kids can take a tour of the cosmos without ever leaving their own backyards. With The Space Book in hand, they can journey to the moon and far beyond, exploring planets and asteroids, and learning about everything from the big bang and the beginning of time to quasars, comets, and other... more...

  • Project Earth Science: Astronomyby Geoff Holt; Nancy W. West

    National Science Teachers Association 2011; US$ 32.95

    Project Earth Science: Astronomy, Revised 2nd Edition, involves students in activities that focus on Earth’s position in our solar system. How do we measure astronomical distances? How can we look back in time as we gaze across vast distances in space? How would our planet be different without its particular atmosphere and distance to our star?... more...

  • New Trends in Astronomy Teachingby L. Gouguenheim; D. McNally; J. R. Percy

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 147.00

    A stimulating review of new trends in astronomy teaching - by experts in teaching astronomy at all levels, from around the world. more...

  • Uncovering Student Ideas in Astronomyby Page Keeley; Cary Sneider

    National Science Teachers Association 2012; US$ 36.95

    What do your students know—or think they know—about what causes night and day, why days are shorter in winter, and how to tell a planet from a star? Find out with this book on astronomy, the latest in NSTA’s popular Uncovering Student Ideas in Science series. The 45 astronomy probes provide situations that will pique your students’... more...

  • Soaring Through the Universe: Astronomy Through Children's Literatureby Joanne Letwinch

    ABC-CLIO 1999; US$ 28.00

    Teach the basics of astronomical and space science using lively retellings of traditional folktales and quality children's literature. Reproducible activities and project ideas that meet NSTA standards combine stories and facts with language arts, math, science, art, and music, using the multiple intelligences approach. An extensive bibliography and... more...