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   Issue 10 - Winter 2011-12 Full Table of Contents

Articles
Materials  URLs
Discovering Astronomy Through Poetry
Programs to use to determine the skies during a poem's time period:
http://www.starrynight.com/
http://www.stellarium.org
http://www.nightskyatlas.com/

Ted Kooser's "After Hours" poem


The Art of Poetry
Mannone's slideshow, “Longfellow’s Mars” 

Two good sources you can use for a timeline:  http://www.windows2universe.org/the_universe/uts/timeline.html and http://www.mhhe.com/physsci/astronomy/fix/student/timelineindex.mhtml 

Sketching The Moon and Galaxies


Astronomy Sketch of the Day

Taking Spreadsheets from Dull to Dynamic With Animation

Kepler's Third Law.xls

Escape Velocity.xls

Blackbody Radiation and Wien's Law.xls

Doppler Shift.xls

Developer's Guide to Excelets 
Simulations on your Online Course Pages With HTML5 The Code for the Retrograde Motion Demonstrator
The Accessible Universe
The Retrograde Motion demonstrator 

Which Toy Universe Would a Teacher Want for the Holidays?


Manufacturers of Toy Universes:
Toysmith.com
Unclemilton.com
Sciencetech (Elenco) 
Discovery Store   
www.ioptron.com
This Issue's Most Puzzling Terms - Planetary Configuration and Light Terms The Puzzle, the Clues, and the Answer Key