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Teaching Resources

Interested in learning more, discovering great stories, or sharing memorable lessons about astronomy and space exploration? Check out these fantastic on-line classes, tantalizing tales that tie together pieces of the Top 100 Greatest Images and Imaginations in Astronomy and Space Exploration, as well as a potpourri of practical lesson plans for the young and old!

Evidence of Mankind’s Evolving Self-Perception

Despite its often blunt message that man, for all his glory, stands as a tiny grain of sand against the naked might of the universe, science fiction leaves us with a hope that, yes, we can achieve the impossible dream.

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Great Discoveries In Astronomy (Powerpoint)

The following was presented to middle schoolers, but it just as popular with adults. This is the Powerpoint. Check back periodically as the full audio-visual presentation will be uploaded soon. 2005.04.01 Great Discoveries in Astronomy HFL Middle School

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Interested in learning more, discovering great stories, or sharing memorable lessons about astronomy and space exploration? Check out these fantastic on-line classes, tantalizing tales that tie together pieces of the Top 100 Greatest Images and Imaginations in Astronomy and Space Exploration, as well as a potpourri of practical lesson plans for the young and old!

Summertime Stargazing Outline

Summertime Stargazing 5 Classes: Course Objectives: Learn about celestial objects; Learn about telescopes; Learn about constellations. Course Outline: Class 1:     Introduction, Objectives, Celestial Objects. Housekeeping. Class Introduction. Class Schedule. Fun Trivia Test. Class Votes for Optional/Cloudy Night Topics Class Objectives. Learn about celestial objects. Composition Origin Impact on Ancient Philosophers.  History of Significant Discoveries. Learn […]

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Summertime Stargazing On-Line Class: Introduction

You can still breathe a sense of that era, however, through a column I crafted in the summer of 1990. Titled “Summertime Stargazing,” (Mendon-Honeoye Falls-Lima Sentinel, July 5, 1990), I can think of no better way to introduce this course to future generations.

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