Astronomy Activity and Laboratory Manual

Astronomy Activity and Laboratory Manual

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Hirshfeld's Astronomy Activity and Laboratory Manual is a collection of twenty classroom-based exercises that provide an active-learning approach to mastering and comprehending key elements of astronomy. Used as a stand-alone activity book, or as a supplement to any mainstream astronomy text, this manual provides a broad, historical approach to the field through a narrative conveying how astronomers gradually assembled their comprehensive picture of the cosmos over time. Each activity has been carefully designed to be implemented in classrooms of any size, and require no specialized equipment beyond a pencil, straightedge, and calculator. The necessary mathematical background is introduced on an as-needed basis for every activity and is accessible for most undergraduate students. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.Table 18-1 Distance and Velocity of Several Galaxies Galaxy Name Distance (in millions of parsecs) Recession Velocity (in kilometers per second) Virgo 19 1, 200 Ursa Major 300 15, 000 Corona Borealis 430 21, 600 Bootes 770 39, 300 Hydraanbsp;...

Title:Astronomy Activity and Laboratory Manual
Author:Alan W. Hirshfeld
Publisher:Jones & Bartlett Publishers - 2011-12-30


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