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TOPICS: Exploration, Investigations, Space, Technology
Hunting the Edge of Space
In this two-hour special, NOVA examines how a simple instrument, the telescope, has fundamentally changed our understanding of our place in the universe.
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Welcome to NOVA's "Lesson Ideas." This new feature mines NOVA's vast library to bring you a robust selection of interactives, video clips, and lesson plans you can use to make science come alive for your students. Come back each week for a new collection centered on a different topic area.
Subject areas covered: Earth Science, Space Science, Technology/Engineering

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Introduce the Program and Topics Present the program's overall science
or career topics to your students.
 
EXAMINE TELESCOPE TECHNOLOGY
Use these resources to provide background for the lesson ideas suggested in the "Learn the Science" and "Discover Careers" sections.
 


Learn the Science Introduce key science topics and concepts with these media-rich resources.  
EXPLORE THE MYSTERY OF THE MILKY WAY
Discover what telescopes have revealed about our galaxy.

INVESTIGATE THE EVER-EXPANDING UNIVERSE
See how telescopes are changing our understanding of the universe.
 


Discover Careers See what it's like to work in the field.  
Related Careers
Find out about careers related to astronomy.
 


 
 
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