Cosmology: The Origin, Evolution & Ultimate Fate of the Universe « Astronomical Society December 3, 2012Posted by aquillam in Astronomy, Science.
Tags: astronomy, cosmology, resources, teaching
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One of the toughest topics to tackle in a college astronomy class is cosmology. It’s a topic that could take up an entire class. Actually, it’s a topic whose sub-topics could take up an entire career. But in a typical intro astro class, you get about a week. Maybe 2.
It’s also a field where understanding expands faster than the turn around time for publishing a book.
Instructors need something that can make cosmology simpler, but remain accurate, and keep up with our changing understanding. The ASP has assembled a set of resources that do just that. Tis list of resources includes websites students can use, good articles to help clarify concepts, and a section of research into students’ understanding of cosmology.
If you teach cosmology, you need to check this out.
Transit of Venus Resources May 31, 2012Posted by aquillam in Astronomy, MichiganAstro.
Tags: astronomy, MichiganAstro, observing, resources, Venus, Venus Transit
- SE Michigan: http://www.glaac.org/the-transit-of-venus/
- International, Sun-Earth Day: http://sunearthday.nasa.gov/2012/about/event_locations.php