ERIC Number: ED091216
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-May
Reference Count: N/A
Skylab Experiments, Volume 5, Astronomy and Space Physics.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC.
Basic knowledge about Skylab experiments is presented in this book, one of a series, for the purpose of informing high school teachers about scientific research performed in orbit and enabling the teachers to broaden their basis for material selection. This fifth volume is concerned with studies of our own and other galaxies and effects of solar radiation on Earth's atmosphere. The topics include the solar system, cosmic ray studies, stellar astronomy, spacecraft in space environment, radiation in spacecraft, ultraviolet airglow horizon photography, gegenschein/zodiacal light, particle collection, lunar libration clouds, objects within Mercury's orbit, x-rays from Jupiter, magnetospheric particle composition, cosmic ray nuclear emulsion, transuranic cosmic rays, neutron analysis, ultraviolet stellar astronomy and panorama, galactic x-ray mapping, spectrography of selected quasars, pulsars in the ultraviolet wavelengths, x-ray content in association with stellar, spectral classes, and contamination measurements. Experiment background, scientific objectives, relationships between the Skylab investigations and high school topics, and suggestions for classroom activities are provided. Included is a glossary of terms. (CC)
Descriptors: Aerospace Technology, Astronomy, Instructional Materials, Pollution, Radiation, Science Activities, Science Education, Science Materials, Secondary School Science, Space Sciences
Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC.