Astronomy in Mexico: Spanish Language Astronomy Materials Education Center

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Title: Astronomy in Mexico

Author: Julieta Fierro

Editor: Lectorum

Year: 2001

ISBN: 968-5270-55-4

Suggested reader’s academic level: Junior High School

This book tries to explain the history of astronomy in Mexico. It begins with the life of the stars and then narrates on the study of the Cosmos during the times of ancient cultures. Finally, it explains the latest visions of the Universe that modern astronomers hold.

Astronomy in Mexico

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This book tries to explain how astronomy came to be in Mexico. It starts with the life of the stars and then narrates how the cosmos were studied by ancient cultures. Finally, it explains astronomer’s current view of the Universe. Its 113 pages are written in simple Spanish and it has a few simple mental experiments.

Contents:

  • Introduction
  • What is a Black Hole?
  • Astronomy in Mesoamerica
  • Planetary Nebula
  • The Shape of the Universe
  • Conclusion
  • Special Thanks

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