The Classroom Astronomer Issue 16, January 11, 2022

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  • Welcome to Issue 16, the First Issue of 2022! 
  • Cover Story – Locating the James Webb Telescope at L2
  • Sky Lessons  – “Spring Semester”
  • Astronomical Teachniques – 
    Mind Your Beeswax!
    Color Image and Video Collections
  • The RAP Sheet – Research Abstracts for Practitioners – 
    Investigative study on preprint journal club as an effective method of teaching latest knowledge in astronomy

The Classroom Astronomer Issue 15, December 16, 2021

Sky Lesson–New Year’s Ecliptic Pachinko; Smartphone Simulations; Students as Teachers, Scientists;Massive Resource Collections; Drawing for Learning; TCA goes to 30 issues!; Last Chance Holidays Sale

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  • Cover Photo – Smartphone Universes
  • Welcome to Issue 15! 
  • Sky Lessons  – Ecliptic Pachinko
  • Astronomical Teachniques – 
    Smartphone Astronomy Simulations
    The Inverse Square Smartphone
    ASP Notes—What Kids Think Are Scientific Activities; Learn by Teaching
  • Connection to the Sky –
    Massively Resourceful Collections
    All the Moon’s Motions
  • The RAP Sheet – Research Abstracts for Practitioners – 
    Why and how teachers make use of drawing activities in early childhood science education
    – Deciding on drawing: the topic matters when using drawing as a science learning strategy

The Classroom Astronomer Issue 14, December 1, 2021

TCA goes to 30 issues!; Eclipse Photo; Sky Lessons; IAU-Shaw–Constellations, Gravity, Tactile Galaxies, more; RAP–Gravitational Waves, Wiki Articles, Star Test; Black Hole Vid; 50% Off Holidays Sale

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  • Cover Photo – Sky Lessons Dusk and Dawn
  • Welcome to This Issue! – TCA is going to 30 Issues!; Two Additions to Our Revamped Homepage!
  • Article – We —Had—an Eclipse….
  • Sky Lessons (New Column, Cover Story) – Things You Can Teach at Night with Your Students—Three Planets, and a Comet
  • Astronomical Teachniques – 
    IAU-Shaw: The Stars—Making Constellations With Rubber Bands;
    IAU-Shaw: Gravity and Space-Time;
    IAU-Shaw: Tactile Galaxies, for Sighted and Visually Impaired Together;
    IAU-Shaw: Miscellaneous Things Noted.
  • Connection to the Sky – Students LOVE Black Holes and Destruction!
  • The RAP Sheet – Research Abstracts for Practitioners – 
    An Interactive Gravitational-Wave Detector Model for Museums and Fairs;
    – The First Paragraph Is As Good As It Gets: STEM Articles in Wikipedia and Opportunistic Learning;
    – Development and Application of a Concept Test on the Subject of Stars.
  • The Galactic Times Inbox Magazine #14 Highlights
  • The Hermograph End of Year/Holidays 50% Off Sale