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View Resource Virtual Trips to Black Holes and Neutron Stars

Ever wonder what it would look like to travel to a black hole? A neutron star? If so, you might find this page interesting. Here you will find descriptions and MPEG movies that take you on such exciting trips. These movies are scientifically accurate computer animations made with strict adherence to Einstein's General Theory of Relativity. The descriptions are written to be understandable on a...

View Resource Eric Weisstein's World of Astronomy

This working project by Eric W. Weisstein of Wolfram Research, Inc., this site is a budding encyclopedia of astronomy, with entries submitted by experts in the field. The site is subdivided into seven different categories consisting of: atmospheres, calendars, galactic astronomy, observational astronomy, remote sensing, solar system and stars. Currently the page features 588 entires, 2,892...

View Resource Cambridge Cosmology

This site, created at the University of Cambridge, is meant for the introductory astronomy student who is seeking to understand cosmology issues. There is extensive information on the Big Bang theory, galaxies and clusters, relic radiation, cosmic strings et al, and inflation. There are several helpful movies and animations disperses throughout the website.

View Resource Demonstration Road Show

The Idaho State University Department of Physics conducts science demonstration shows at S. E. Idaho schools. Four different presentations are currently available; "Forces and Motion", "States of Matter", "Electricity and Magnetism", and "Sound and Waves". Information provided includes descriptions of the material and links to other resources.

View Resource The Thousand Yard Model

This is a classic exercise for visualizing just how BIG our Solar System really is. Both the relative size and spacing of the planets are demonstrated in this outdoor exercise, using a mere peppercorn to represent the size of the Earth. Guy Ottewell has kindly given permission for this electronic presentation of The Thousand-Yard Model; his exercise is presented in its original form, indexed with...

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