Part of the Hubble Space Telescope's Amazing Space site with interactive
activities for kids. The current one under development is "Stars:
birth, life, death, and rebirth."
- Universe by William J. Kaufmann III, Freeman and Company,
1994. This book comes highly recommended from both students, and
scientists. It explains many concepts in astronomy from cosmology to
high-energy astrophysics, including information on stars (see chapter
18). Intended for the upper high school student with a strong science
background and interest, or the undergraduate science major taking a
basic astronomy course. A useful resource for teachers on all
- The Young Oxford Book of Astronomy by Jacqueline & Simon
Mitton, Oxford University Press, Inc., 1995. This book explains many
concepts in astronomy from the Solar System, galaxies and the Universe.
Intended for the middle or high school student.
- How Far is s Star? by Sidney Rosen, Carolrhoda Books, Inc.,
1992. With cartoon characters leading the way, you'll find out much
about the lives of stars, how big they are, and how far away they are in
this question-and-answer book. Intended for students in elementary
About this Poster
The images on this poster are all artists' renditions. The neutron star
is depicted to emphasize its powerful magnetic field. The black hole
image shows the large accretion disk and jets surrounding the black
hole, which cannot be seen.
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