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  • Frits Westra
    Galaxies Cambridge Cosmology: Galaxies [gif] http://www.damtp.cam.ac.uk/user/gr/public/gal_home.html Galaxies Galore, Games and More [QuickTime, Macromedia
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 1, 2005

      Cambridge Cosmology: Galaxies [gif]
      Galaxies Galore, Games and More [QuickTime, Macromedia Shockwave Player]
      Active Galaxies and Quasars
      Galaxies and the Universe
      Active Galaxies Newsletter [postscript, pdf]
      Classifying Galaxies [Java, jpeg]
      Distant Galaxies and Cosmological Models [gif]

      This Topic in Depth presents the science and research of galaxies. First,
      the University of Cambridge offers clear, logical descriptions and images
      the Milky Way, spiral and elliptical galaxies, clusters, and dark matter of
      the Universe (1). Users can also find educational tutorials on many other
      cosmology topics. Next, the Space Telescope Science Institute's "Galaxies
      Galore, Games and More is a learning module designed to allow elementary
      students to use their observational skills, recognize patterns, and learn
      how galaxies are classified" (2). Through the fun, interactive materials,
      students can learn about spiral, elliptical, and irregular galaxies. The
      third website, developed by NASA, introduces students to Seyfert Galaxies,
      quasars, and blazars (3). Visitors can find cool facts about the topic,
      quizzes, an advanced-level article on galaxies and pulsars, and additional
      resources. Next, Professor Bill Keel at Leiden University and the
      of Alabama supplies graduate level virtual lectures on the topic of
      extragalactic astronomy (4). While the website is only updated to the most
      recent class he taught (Spring of 2003), the wealth of high-quality
      information offered on topics such as star formation, environmental effects
      on galaxies, and galaxy interactions and mergers makes it worth the visit.
      The fifth website, produced by the Jodrell Bank Observatory, is "an
      electronic publication dedicated to the observations and theory of active
      galaxies" (5). The newsletter promotes new papers, conferences,
      dissertations, employment opportunities, and more. Sixth, the Science
      of Virginia educates users about the differences among galaxies through a
      series of images and clear text (6). Visitors can view images collected by
      the Hubble telescope and can test their skills at classifying galaxies. The
      seventh website, produced by National Academy of Engineering member Edward
      Barlow, presents concepts of general relativity and the new developments
      tools used to study galaxies and other cosmological phenomena (7). The
      complex materials offer great examples of how models are used to help
      scientists understand facets of the universe. Lastly, Wikipedia offers
      concise explanations of the characteristics of galaxies, their history, and
      etymology (8). Throughout the text, visitors can find links to more
      information on the concepts discussed. [RME]

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