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ERIC Number: EJ775671
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Back to Basics: Naked-Eye Astronomical Observation
Barclay, Charles
Physics Education, v38 n5 p423-428 Sep 2003
For pupils of both sexes and all ages from about six upwards, the subject of Astronomy holds many fascinations--the rapid changes in knowledge, the large resource of available IT packages and above all the beautiful pictures from Hubble and the large Earth-based telescopes. This article, however, stresses the excitement and importance of naked-eye (unaided) first-hand observation, where light pollution allows, and suggests some techniques that may be used to enthuse and introduce youngsters to the glory of the night sky without recourse to computer screens. (Contains 4 figures and 9 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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