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Cosmic Discovery in the Virtual World: Do You Know the Milky Way?

Cosmic Discovery in the Virtual World: Do You Know the Milky Way?

Cosmic Discovery in the Virtual World: Do You Know the Milky

February 23, 2013 Nevada Readers Conference Read it! Dream it! Do it! Workshop #28 Tony Berendsen tony@tahoestartours.com Cosmic Discovery in the Virtual World: Do You Know the Milky Way References: Source: Emily Lakdawalla, Planetary Society Pieces of Another World (cute skygazing story, also relevant to dark sky awareness) Mara Rockliff ISBN -13:9781607181149 Comets, Stars, the Moon, and Mars (space poems) Douglas Florian ISBN 13:9780152053727 Faces of the Moon (this one in particular is super for all ages, including parents, to teach understanding of how Moon phases work.) Bob Crelin ISBN 13:9781570917851 Also I highly recommend the children's edition of Beyond: A Solar System Voyage, which really doesn't look like a children's book; gorgeous space photos and suitable for all ages over 9 Michael Benson ISBN 13: 9780810983229 Source: Celestron, Michelle Meskill Marketing Manager, Celestron Telescopes A modern day book packed with colorful photos, highlights recent telescope equipment and utilizes easy to understand star charts that I enjoy reading is “NightWatch” by Terence Dickinson. The book is well written and not intimidating for the beginning astronomer. There are many positive reviews and comments on Amazon.com. Nightwatch, Terence Dickinson September 2006, Firefly Books, Limited ISBN-13: 9781554071470 ISBN: 155407147X Forth Edition Binocular Astronomy, Craig Crossen (intermediate advanced) ISBN-13: 9780943396880 Publisher: Willmann-Bell, Incorporated Publication date: 3/28/2008 Edition number: 2 Sky Vistas by Craig Crossen (advanced only) January 2004, Springer-Verlag New York, LLC ISBN-13: 9783211008515 ISBN: 3211008519 These books are very specialized because they focus on a 3 dimensional perspective and structure of the Milky Way unlike any other books available. Since the question was K-12 that is way too broad a range. My favorite childhood astronomy books were from the Golden Guide Series. Its colorful illustrations and easy to read and understand format had me hooked since elementary school. “Stars” was a particular favorite of mine, and still inspires me. I recall there was a section on the Milky Way, but it wasn’t too highly detailed. http://www.amazon.com/Stars- Golden-Field-Guide-Robert/dp/1582381577

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