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Space Scientists Share Childhood Memories Of Moon Landing

When David Grinspoon was nine—and enthralled by the Apollo 11 exploits playing out in his parent’s bedroom that day—he saw the future as "this wondrous thing." The moon landing, he says, was "a profound moment in our evolution," analogous to the first time life was able to exist on land.

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How to Watch Tonight’s Perseid Meteor Shower

By Erica Abbott

If you’re looking for one of nature’s greatest shows, simply look up at the sky tonight. The Perseid meteor shower is set to peak between tonight and tomorrow morning, and it’s sure to be out of this world. According to NASA, during the peak activity time between Aug. 11 and 12, there could be as many as 200 meteors per hour.

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Astronomy as a Gateway to Critical Thinking Skills

By Katie Berryhill
Assistant Professor of Space Studies at American Public University

Astronomy is one of the most popular classes that students take to satisfy a general education science requirement. Students’ initial curiosity also makes astronomy an excellent vehicle to teach critical thinking skills, and help students to navigate the information they encounter in the world (whether about science of anything else).

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