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From Stargazers to Starships
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For easy reading, view this site with size 12-14 "Times" font (but print out with size 10 or 12). The material is a coherent, self-contained course at the high-school level, rich in history.
- Spanish translation of "Stargazers" by J. M. Mendez
- French translation of "Stargazers" by Dr. Guy Batteur (partially completed).
- A set of lesson plans for teachers.
A message for home-schooling parents here
- Volunteer translators for this site and related ones--please contact me (below).
Also, comments and questions are welcome. Please send them to the author:
David P. Stern,
Of special interest to teachers:
"From Stargazers to Starships" follows an earlier site "The Exploration of the Earth's Magnetosphere"
. "Stargazers" deals with the world of gravity
--of massive planets and stars, and the way spaceflight is achieved despite their strong pull. "Exploration" on the other hand looks at the hot (but usually rarefied) gases which fill most of space, which are ruled by magnetic and electric
forces rather than by gravity. The polar aurora, the radiation belts, the solar wind, magnetic storms, "space weather", cosmic radiation--this is the site which tells you all about them.
Author and Curator: Dr. David P. Stern
Mail to Dr.Stern: earthmag("at" symbol)phy6.org
Last updated: 20 November 2003
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