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Online Resource, Article

Profile: Lyman Spitzer and the Space Telescope

The idea of launching a telescope into orbit was first suggested in 1923, but the idea wasn't realized until nearly 70 years later. Along the way, there were several obstacles and setbacks.

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Online Resource, Article

Profile: Fritz Zwicky's Extraordinary Vision

Astronomer Fritz Zwicky was the first person to conceive of supernovas, neutron stars, dark matter, and gravitational lenses. So why don't more people know his name?

Hall of Eastern Woodland Indians

Curriculum Collection

For Educators

This educator's guide provides K-12 teachers with information about key concepts of the Hall, which includes an anthropological view of Native Americans of the eastern United States and Canada as they were thought to have lived prior to and at the time of contact with Europeans. Background information and activities for pre-, during-, and post-visit focus on social science and art standards and curriculum.



How the Sun Works

Talk about a long-term power source. For billions and billions of years, the Sun has been giving off energy that equals 4 x 1026 watts. What keeps the Sun burning so bright?


Hands-on Activity

Vietnam Educator's Guide Activity: Rice

Rice grows on more than 80 percent of Vietnam's farmland and is the country's main agricultural export. Take a look at rice's many shapes and forms; then cook up something that has your favorite!



Vietnam Educator's Guide Activity: Holidays

What was once a harvest celebration in Vietnam has now become a holiday celebrating children, with toys, masks, and lanterns. Investigate the changing nature of holidays.


Educator Guide

For Educators

This comprehensive guide to the museum's Einstein exhibition includes information about the scientist's extraordinary life and theme-based tours through the exhibit.


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