All Posts Tagged With: "Astronomy"

Star-forming galaxies like grains of sand

Star-forming galaxies like grains of sand – Thousands of galaxies crowd into this Herschel image of the distant Universe. Each dot is an entire galaxy containing billions of stars.

Blue Moon on New Year’s Eve

Blue Moon on New Year’s Eve – The term “blue moon” simply refers to the second full moon in a calendar month, something that hasn’t happened on a New Year’s Eve for nearly 20 years.

Simulate Galaxies Merging with Galaxy Zoo

Simulate Galaxies Merging with Galaxy Zoo – Select galaxies and watch them crash into each other, whirl around and spill their stars into the universe.

Amazing Time-Lapse of Milky Way

Galactic Center of Milky Way Rises over Texas Star Party – One of the most amazing time-lapse videos I have ever seen.

Hubble Images of ‘Butterfly Nebula’

CNN.com – Amazing images of the Butterfly Nebula from the Hubble Space Telescope.

Have You Ever Dreamt of Going Into Space?

Since the beginning of the Space Age, 50 years ago, students have been told that if they studied math and science, they could grow up to become astronauts and go into space. Unfortunately, that was a false promise. Even at the height of the Shuttle program, a student had a better chance of becoming an […]

Dynamic Earth: Our Universe PowerPoint Presentations

Thank you everyone who attended the Dynamic Earth Professional Development. Below you will find the PowerPoint presentations that I used. If you have any questions about the presentations, feel free to leave a comment. Don’t forget to sign up for the forums. Day 1 – The Big Bang Day 2 – Our Solar System Day […]

Science Terms In Modern Media

This list provides examples of literary terms, primarily in videos and images, though there are a few written texts here for now. … Hopefully this helps define, work with, teach, and learn these terms. http://www.toddseal.com/rodin/2008/08/lit-terms-modern-media/ 1) Radiation & Conduction 2) Atmospheric Layers 3) Big Bang 4) Plate Tectonics

Total Lunar Eclipse – February 20, 2008

The next total lunar eclipse is scheduled to occur on February 20, 2008 at 10:26 pm. Giving out extra credit would be a great motivator for students to stay up and watch the event. A total eclipse of the Moon occurs during the night of Wednesday, February 20/21, 2008. The entire event is visible from […]