Popular Culture

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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On-Line Classes

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 […]

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Zesty Lesson Plans

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 […]

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Summertime Stargazing

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. […]