Investigate astronomy and space topics with these resources
- Arrows help students locate important features
- Mounted in a clear plastic holder that protects it on both sides
- Set of 15 includes detailed lesson plan on the topic under study
A second strip of slides, providing overlay grids and patterns for measuring the relative size or position of astronomical objects, is included with each set. An accompanying folder contains detailed information about each slide. Properties of Telescopes demonstrates the optical characteristics of various types of telescopes.
These slides exploit the potential of the Microslide Viewer as an individual study tool. The series presents up-to-date information on astronomy and related fields, utilizing photographs and graphics from major observatories. Each consists of 8 related slides, mounted on a strip that fit the Microslide Viewer.
Low Magnifying Power (Jupiter)
High Magnifying Power (Jupiter)
Low Light-Gathering (Pleiades)
High Light-Gathering (Pleiades)
Low Resolving Power (Andromeda Galaxy)
High Resolving Power (Andromeda Galaxy)
X-Ray Telescopes (Sun)
Measurements in Space, A discussion of how the size and composition of stars is determined. Set includes Star Field with Bernard’s Star, Parallax and Proper Motion (Berhard’s Star), Distance to Cluster (Variable Stars 1 & 2), Star Temperature (Star Field), Spectral Classification (5 Stars), Doppler Shift (Arcturus), and The Big Bang (Hubble Red Shift).The PlanetsThis set includes dramatic pictures of Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. Probing the Sun’s Secrets The set includes The Photosphere, A Sunspot Group, The Chromosphere, An Unusual Prominence, The Sun’s Spectrum, Northern Lights, A Total Solar Eclipse, and Coronal Holes. Spectroscopy in Space Explores how spectroscopy is used to obtain information about distant objects. Set includes Rotation of Jupiter, Spectral Classification, Radial Velocity, Spectroscopic Parallax, Spectroscopic Binaries, Novas, Recession of Galaxies, and Quasars. Measuring the Big Bang Reviews astronomical evidence relating to the “Big Bang” theory. Set includes Galaxies, Radial Velocity, Recession of 3 Different Galaxies, Quasars, Bubble Chamber, and Black Holes.