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Where is the United Federation of Planets?

The Hermograph Press two-sided mini-poster showing the locations of the 43 real universe objects mentioned in all of the Star Trek series, plotted on galactic scales showing galactic structure and determinable empire borders , and in Earthly skies, with a list of all worlds and their Star Trek lore and known exo-planet status. Originally published in The Classroom Astronomer, Issue 18 and adapted from the forthcoming Hermograph Press book Federation Space

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The Classroom Astronomer was a full color, quarterly PDF publication designed as a practitioner journal for classroom teachers of astronomy. While centered at the high school level, it also provides tips, techniques and informative how-to articles for teachers of grades K-8 and undergraduate college "Astro 101" courses. Our mission is to increase the amount of astronomy in the school systems and improve the skills of teachers.
It was published from 2009 until June 2015. Back issues are available in PDF format from our Online Store!
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Useful The Classroom Astronomer Web Resources

Click here for an index to all past articles, sorted by content area and by educational level

The TCA Astronomy Subject Index

Tables of Contents of TCA Issues

TCA Site Pages that are updated on occasion

All Things Mercury -- The Planet, The Element, The Greek God

Free Articles from TCA Issues

Which Toy Planetarium Would A Teacher Want?

Finding spectra of gas tubes, street lights that cause light pollution, and the Sun with Vernier's SpectroVis

The End of the World!  What? Again? All about the 2012 Nonsense and Educational Activities to Show Why (Even after 2012!)

Using Vernier sensors to monitor light, temperature and sky color during any solar eclipse.

Gnomon Knowledge - Sundials Are A Global Activity

On The Trail of William Herschel

Year Round Teaching Tool - Astronomy of the Northern Sky---A Sky Quest, Lives of the Stars

Testing Your Binocular Limits with Binaries

16-page Sampler Issue Here!

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Useful Legacy Site Web Pages

Measure the Moon's Distance During Total Lunar Eclipses

The Real Signs of the Zodiac


Back Issues of the Journal and Review of Astronomy Education and Outreach

A Study of High School Astronomy Courses

The Galactic Times Newsletter and (legacy) Podcast

Astronomy News, Sky Events, Astronomy in Everyday Life
Podcast: Hear about Discoveries from the People Who Made Them. (2020-21)

For Information on Both: https://www.thegalactictimes.com .
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The Classroom Astronomer Newsletter
Successor to the magazine described below, starting on May 15th, 2021.  Astronomy education information and 'teachniques' emailed to your inbox twice a month.
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The Classroom Astronomer was published by Hermograph Press LLC, Marietta, GA

Publisher/Editor: Dr. Larry Krumenaker