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Information for teachers about the Let There Be Night program will be listed at www.lettherebenight.com/teachers.html when it becomes available.  

Please note this page is not regularly maintained. 

August 2006.  New definition for planet ousts Pluto, leaving us with eight planets.  A planet is a celestial object that orbits the sun, has sufficient mass for its self-gravity to overcome rigid-body forces so that it is nearly round, and has "cleared the neighborhood around its orbit."  A separate category acknowledges dwarf planets.  See news at  http://skytonight.com/3728231.html

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http://analyzer.depaul.edu/paperplate/
AltitudeofNoonSunIII.htm

http://analyzer.depaul.edu/paperplate/transit.htm

Using an Altitude/Latitude Finder (ALF), the student can understand, explain, and demonstrate how the sky changes when one changes latitude. The Transit of Venus program is a collection of resources developed at PHM in preparation for the 2004 transit of Venus.

http://analyzer.depaul.edu/paperplate/pveclipse2004.htm
Maps, times, and activity ideas to accompany the October 27, 2004, total lunar eclipse.

http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov/home/index.html
Mars Exploration Rover Mission home page includes the latest images, video, and news about the twin rovers Spirit and Opportunity.

www.transitofvenus.org

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