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Astronomy is the scientific study of celestial objects (such as stars, planets, comets, and galaxies) and phenomena that originate outside the Earth's atmosphere (such as cosmic background radiation).

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Archive: Science Update: Hubble's 30th Anniversary, April 29, 2020

The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) was launched into Earth orbit on 24 April 1990 by the Space Shuttle. A flaw in the primary mirror initially made it l...

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Science 101: What are some common misconceptions to be aware of when teaching about astronomy?

This column provides background science information for elementary teachers. This issue focuses on misconceptions with astronomy. ...

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Scope on the Skies: Storms From the Skies

This column focuses on astronomy throughout the year. This issue discusses meteor showers and storms. ...

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Mission Cognition
 

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Science Update: NASA's Perseverance Rover Landing on Mars...What to Expect!, February 17, 2021

Join us on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM ET to learn about NASA's Perseverance Rover mission and planned landing on Mars....

 

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Making Science Personal

General education college astronomy courses offer instructors both a unique audience and a unique challenge. For many students, such a course may be t...

 

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Up To the Moon!
 

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Family-Based Astronomy
 

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Virtual Sungazing
 

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Sun Tracker
 

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The Aurora Borealis
 

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Science Update: Cosmic Explosions, February 11, 2021

Join us on Thursday, February 11, 2021, from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM ET to learn about the biggest explosions in the universe. The biggest explosions in...

 

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Archive: Science Update: Bridging a Passion for Human Discovery in Space and on Earth — The Lucy Mission and Lucy in Space Contest, January 14, 2021

Two world-renowned scientists, Donald Johanson PhD and Hal Levison PhD, will discuss human’s passion for exploration and discovery through ...

 

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Freebies for Science Teachers, October 20, 2020
 

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Archive: Science Update: The Cosmic Shooting Gallery, November 19, 2020

Stuff hits the Earth all the time, but fortunately we have a nice thick warm atmosphere that vaporizes everything smaller than an SUV. Spacecraft have...

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