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“"It was now quick work," Maria Mitchell noted.
"As the last rays of sunlight disappeared, the corona burst out all around the sun, so intensely bright near the sun that the eye could scarcely bear it."
Maria Mitchell brought a team of Vassar graduates—"Vassar girls" as the press called
In this website from the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, students will find an array of resources relating to the first human exploration of the moon's surface. With a focus on the Museum's collection of objects relating to the Apollo 11 mission, this website gives students a unique
In this online exhibition, students will learn how fear of Soviet domination galvanized reform in science and math education during the 1950's and 60's. On October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik, the first artificial satellite to orbit the earth. In order win the "Space Race", the Uni
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The Soviet launch of the Sputnik satellite in late 1957 sparked interest in the United States in science education even among elementary school children. In 1958, King Seeley Thermos produced this imaginative box evoking space travel and landings on distant moons and planets. Children provided a