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written by Diane Fisher
published by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory
This website, sponsored by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, is a cost-free multi-chapter online workbook on the fundamentals of radio astronomy. It was designed as the first phase of training for teachers participating in the Goldstone-Apple Valley Radio Telescope classroom project. It would also be appropriate for AP high school physics students doing a unit on electromagnetic radiation. The workbook may be downloaded in Adobe pdf format and includes a final exam.
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© 1997 California Institute of Technology
21cm hydrogyen line, GAVRT project, Goldstone-Apple Valley Radio Telescope, Kirchhoff's laws of spectral analysis, Radio Astronomy, doppler shift, electromagnetic emission, electromagnetic radiation, radio continuum, radio frequency emission, radio lines, spectral lines, thermal radiation
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Topic: Astronomy
Unit Title: Astronomy Resources For the High School Classroom

This website, sponsored by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, is a cost free online workbook/tutorial on the fundamentals of radio astronomy.   It would be appropriate to augment a unit on electromagnetic radiation, and includes a unit exam.  Available in Adobe pdf format.

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D. Fisher, (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, 1997), WWW Document, (http://www2.jpl.nasa.gov/radioastronomy/).
D. Fisher, Basics of Radio Astronomy, (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, 1997), <http://www2.jpl.nasa.gov/radioastronomy/>.
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Fisher, D. (2007, May 10). Basics of Radio Astronomy. Retrieved March 27, 2017, from Jet Propulsion Laboratory: http://www2.jpl.nasa.gov/radioastronomy/
Chicago Format
Fisher, Diane. Basics of Radio Astronomy. Pasadena: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, May 10, 2007. http://www2.jpl.nasa.gov/radioastronomy/ (accessed 27 March 2017).
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Fisher, Diane. Basics of Radio Astronomy. Pasadena: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 1997. 10 May 2007. 27 Mar. 2017 <http://www2.jpl.nasa.gov/radioastronomy/>.
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