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Great Ideas for Teaching Astronomy

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ISBN-10: 0534373011

ISBN-13: 9780534373016

Edition: 3rd 2000 (Revised)

Authors: Stephen Pompea

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Written and revised in response to requests from teachers for ideas that can be used to improve astronomy teaching, this new expanded edition offers dozens of ideas, demonstrations, and analogies gathered from over 40 teachers around the world.
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Book details

List price: $74.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 7/12/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 7.48" wide x 9.25" long x 0.51" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Stephen M. Pompea is an Adjunct Associate Astronomer at Steward Observatory, University of Arizona. He has served as an Associate Scientist on the Gemini 8-Meter Telescopes Project and as Instrument Scientist for the NICMOS (Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer) Project for the Hubble Space Telescope. His major research interests include star formation processes in galaxies, development of ultrablack surfaces for space telescopes, adaptive and active optics, telescope and instrument design, and stray light and contamination issues in optical systems. He is the inventor of Infrablack, a surface that is one of the world's blackest from the ultraviolet to the submillimeter region…    

List of Contributors
Connecting with Students
Science and Pseudoscience
Observational and Historical Astronomy
The Moon and Eclipses
Earth, Solar System Mechanics
Newton and Gravity
Planets, Their Satellites, and Comets
Physical Properties of Matter
Light and Electromagnetic Radiation
Telescopes, Optics, and Light Pollution
The Sun
Properties of Stars, Star Clusters, and the Interstellar Medium
Stellar Evolution
Galaxies and Cosmology
Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life
Creating Astronomy Outreach Programs
Astronomy Education Research
Astronomy Teaching and the Science Education Standards
A Resource Guide for Astronomy Teaching
Astronomy Diagnostic Test (ADT) Information