Go back to the
Dr. Rhett Herman
Astronomy websites of interest.
Department of Chemistry and Physics
- You have got to see this page to believe it! Eric Weisstein, a
research scientist at the University of Virginia Astronomy Department, has
developed an extensive set of web pages devoted to many of the
sciences. Especially amazing is his Treasure
Troves of Science collection. I mean really amazing. You don't
often find web pages that have, for example,
- a derivation of the Euler-Lagrange equations of physics,
- a description of what contour integrals are,
- an explanation of the geodynamo that drives Earth's magnetic
- and much more!
- A website entitled "Bizarre stuff you can make in
your kitchen." The name says it all.
||The Science Hobbyist
homepage is full of ideas for the amateur scientist. Many of these are
do-it-yourself projects that include not only the basic theory, but also
detailed instructions on how to build the projects. |
- How Things Work,
a website by Dr. Louis A. Bloomfield, Professor of Physics a the
University of Virginia, author of the textbook "How Things Work."
- The web page of Dr. Alan Sokal, a
physicist who pulled a colossal hoax on a journal devoted to the ideas of
postmodern social criticism. Both sides of the issue are presented here.
You, however, should go see for yourself and be the judge.
- A nice web page devoted to the periodic
table of the elements.
- The Standard
Model of Elementary Particles (i.e., the basic constituents of
all things), offered by Fermi
National Accelerator Laboratory, dedicated to "Discovering the
Nature of Nature."
- The NASA
homepage: The name sort of tells you what's here.
Nine Planets homepage: A truly spectacular tour of our solar
- The Space Telescope Electronic
Information Service: Home of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST).
- NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
homepage: Home to lots of things flying about in space.
- The Galileo
spacecraft homepage: The homepage for the Galileo probe sent to
Yahoo: Science: A huge master
archive for all sorts of scientific disciplines.
- The Public
Connection Project at Rice University: This is (in their own words)
"...the first online, up-to-date, digital museum accessible to the general
public, [including] six interactive displays of real-time earth and space
science data... ."
Designs: A page maintained by the Lunar Institute of Technology,
College of Engineering, describing some possible means of faster
space travel. Quite interesting.
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