Meteors and Meteor Showers: An Astronomy 101 Tutorial (Astronomy 101 Tutorials) Paul A Heckert

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Meteors and Meteor Showers: An Astronomy 101 Tutorial (Astronomy 101 Tutorials) by Paul A Heckert
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Meteors and meteor showers frequently grace our night skies and add splendor to already lovely dark clear skies. But many stargazers wonder, What are meteors? If you have ever asked this question and would like a quick tutorial answering yourMoreMeteors and meteor showers frequently grace our night skies and add splendor to already lovely dark clear skies.

But many stargazers wonder, What are meteors? If you have ever asked this question and would like a quick tutorial answering your questions on meteors or meteor showers, then Meteors and Meteor Showers: An Astronomy 101 Tutorial is for you. It clearly explains the nature of meteors and how to observe them.Written by a professor with a PhD in astrophysics and over 30 years experience teaching physics and astronomy, this tutorial will be useful for anyone who wants to know more about meteors or meteor showers.

The tutorial is written for students from middle school through college or for casual stargazers and meteor watchers who want to understand the basic nature of meteors. It will also be useful for science teachers, for other teachers, or for home schoolers who need a quick refresher on meteors. Anyone wanting to understand the basic information about meteors will find the tutorial useful.The first chapter of Meteors and Meteor Showers: An Astronomy 101 Tutorial provides a brief descriptive overview of meteors, shooting stars, meteorites, meteoroids, and fireballs.

The second chapter describes the nature of meteor showers. The third chapter tells beginning stargazers how to observe meteors and meteor showers. Chapter 4 briefly describes the major annual meteor showers. The final chapter briefly discusses the different types of meteorites and what scientists can learn from them. This books clearly written explanations are conceptual and stress understanding concepts rather than memorizing words.This astronomy tutorial covers the basic concepts needed to understand meteors and meteor showers, yet it is brief enough to read in half an hour.Paul A.

Heckert, the author of Meteors and Meteor Showers: An Astronomy 101 Tutorial, earned a PhD in physics with a specialization in astronomy from the University of New Mexico in 1983. He is a professor of physics and astronomy at Western Carolina University and has been teaching college level physics and astronomy for over 30 years. As an active research astronomer, Heckert has published over 60 research articles in respected peer reviewed astronomy journals. This combination of teaching and research experience provides the expertise and skill to clearly and accurately explain difficult scientific concepts.



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