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Space Based Astronomy
An Educator's Guide with Activities in Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education

This NASA educator guide tells the story of why it is important to observe celestial objects from outer space and how to study the entire electromagnetic spectrum.

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Download the entire Space Based Astronomy (103 pages - 2.2 MB) or download the sections you want below...

Introductory Materials - cover, title pages, table of contents, etc. (632 K)

The Space Age Begins (112 K)

Astrophysics (52 K)

A Brief History of the United States Astronomy Spacecraft and Crewed Space Flights (404 K)

Unit 1: The Atmospheric Filter (208 K)

Unit 2: The Electromagnetic Spectrum (548 K)

Unit 3: Collecting electromagnetic Radiation (272 K)

Unit 4: Down to Earth (552 K)

Unit 5: Space-Based Astronomy on the Internet (276 K)

Glossary (92 K)

Suggested Reading (84 K)

NASA Educational Resources (136 K)

Reply Card (32 K)


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Last modified by Nathan Smith - 18 July 2002