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Issue 20 of The Classroom Astronomer magazine

Features: Flipping the Planetarium: The World Wide Telescope in a Dome - There’re all kinds of portable planetariums and projector systems. Here’s one you can make using a laptop and website, and then have your students learn from teaching. Cover Story! Catching Rays--Muon Science With Probeware - Take students out of their "we are separate from the rest of the Universe' bubble and have them catch muons, particles spawned by cosmic rays from space. It's easy and not as expensive as it used to be, if you use readily available probeware. Home Sweet New Home: Astronomy for Students Under Alien Skies - A real test of your teaching--can you students survive being exiled to a new world? Investigating "Old" Astronomical Almanacs - They are cheap, readily available, and around for centuries. Is there any useful astronomy information a teacher can use from old publications like the Farmer's Almanac? Columns: Astronomy of the Northern Sky - Beyond The Galaxy's Edge - In our last column of this series, we jump from the Perseus Arm into intergalactic space. Students can learn about galaxy classification, galaxy clusters, and time lookback (really FAR back...) in the Northern Sky. My View of the Classroom Universe - (Editorial) - Move Over, Fraunhofer! Hermograph and TCA are heading to Germany! and Teachers' Summer Planning Sky Calendar

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