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Welcome to the Astronomy Education Review! Our goal is to make it easy to find, read about, and use new ideas and resources for teaching and outreach in astronomy and space sciences.
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The constellations that form the background of the AER design are reproduced from Uranometria, the influential celestial atlas compiled by Johann Bayer in 1603. Bayer (1572-1625) was a Bavarian lawyer whose atlas was notable for its accurate indication of star positions and brightness, as well as its beautiful illustrations. Each engraved plate used to print the atlas is quite large at over 37cm across and is overlayed with a coordinate grid. The atlas itself depicts the positions and magnitudes of over 1,200 stars, and includes all the stars from Tycho Brahe’s catalog of 1602.
About the Journal
The Astronomy Education Review (ISSN 1539-1515) was founded in 2001 by Sidney Wolff and Andy Fraknoi, to serve the astronomy education community in a variety of new ways as described in the journal's mission statement. In 2009, the American Astronomical Society assumed responsibility for the publication of AER. The AAS is assisted by the generous support of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific and the National Science Foundation.
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